New Note Projects is an award winning charity.
We use music and storytelling to help sustain recovery from addiction.
Get involved as a performer or a supporter to help combat addiction in our communities.
New Note Orchestra release their fist album ‘Kind Rebellion’
NNO have recorded their first studio album ‘Kind Rebellion’. It can be streamed on multiple platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes.
New Note Strummers CD – Out Now!
The New Note Strummers have recorded their first CD of popular songs. This CD is dedicated to the memory of guitarist Darrell Bath (1966-2021), who contributed so much to the recordings and to the New Note Strummers.
Kind Rebellion Concert from the Attenborough Centre of The Creative Arts
Watch New Note Orchestra perform Kind Rebellion from the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts – it was live streamed on 4th July 2021.
NNO as an exemplary model
New Note’s working practices were included in a report by the Centre For Social Justice as an exemplary recovery model working in the community. This report was circulated to central government to build a picture of drug and alcohol services across the country.
How we make a difference
We use music and storytelling to help people sustain their recovery from addiction. The participants have also experienced homelessness, social isolation, poor mental health and are at risk of suicide. We provide a safe space for people to be creative, build their confidence and develop relationships with people away from drugs and alcohol. Creating new music helps our musicians learn new skills and develop cognitive dexterity. Our current retention rate is over 80%.
How we can help
New Note Orchestra is the first recovery orchestra in the world. We are committed to producing quality music. The music is entirely created by the orchestra musicians along with an artistic director. Anyone can join regardless of musical ability. New Note Strummers is a weekly guitar group. Well loved popular songs are learnt every week. Anyone can join regardless of ability. Guitars Save Lives is a yearly event where the New Note Strummers perform alongside special guests.