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Britten Sinfonia launches £1m appeal

Britten Sinfonia performance in the US

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The Britten Sinfonia, regarded as UK’s finest chamber orchestra has launched a £1million appeal after the Arts Council England stopped its funding.

The Founding member, Nicholas Daniel, according to the BBC, noted that Britten Sinfonia was surprised and wondered why the Arts Council England stopped funding the chamber, hence the move launch of the appeal.

The sinfonia, was founded in 1992 and is the only professional orchestra in the East of England.

Mr Daniel, Principal Oboe layer,said Arts Council England’s move have had devastating effect on the Sinfonia after so much effort had been put into it since the past 30 years.

According to him, the move by the Arts Council England to give more people access to quality live music in the community, in concert halls and in schools was acceptable, but he believed there are better ways to go about it.

Meanwhile, the Arts Council England says it had had to make difficult decisions as it aimed to move money more equally around the country.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare