New Note Projects is an award winning charity.
We engage and support people affected by addiction, homelessness and challenging mental health through music, storytelling and dance
Get involved as a performer or a supporter and join us in supporting vulnerable communities through music.
New Note Orchestra receives the King's Award for Voluntary Service!
This is a tremendous achievement, and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the musicians and volunteers involved. The KAVS is the highest award given to local voluntary groups in the UK, and it is awarded for life. This means that the New Note Orchestra will now be recognized as a leading voluntary organization in the UK, and it will continue to inspire others to get involved in their communities.
Watch us at the Royal Opera House explaining our work and how we create the music. Demonstration followed by a panel discussion on how the arts can support recovery from addiction.
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
Award winning Brighton based New Note Orchestra is the first orchestra in the world designed to support people affected by addiction. It was launched in 2015 to provide a safe space where people could recover from addiction. They compose their own music and in 2019 the musicians and Music Director Conall Gleeson were recognised for their composition skills after being nominated for a PRS award. New Note Orchestra combines a unique blend of acoustic, electric, folk and classical instrumentation to create music that is atmospheric, beautiful and exciting. Watch New Note Orchestra.
Since launching the New Note Orchestra we have created other projects that support people affected by addiction through music. Anyone can join regardless of ability. Get in touch for more info.
How we can help
New Note Orchestra is the first recovery orchestra in the world. We are committed to producing our own quality music through improvised weekly sessions. Anyone can join regardless of musical ability.
New Note Strummers is a guitar group where popular songs are learnt every week. Anyone can join regardless of ability.
New Note Dance is a brand new group starting in the spring of 2023. This group is designed to support people affected by addiction, trauma or adverse life challenges using the Tamalpa Life/Art Process®.
New Note Key Changers is an innovative new training programme where we develop and support our musicians to become Community Music Leaders.
We are a member of an exciting new collective called ‘Addiction Recovery Arts Network’. Find out more about the ARA Network.