A group of musicians in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction played in front of a sold-out crowd at The Royal Opera House in London.

Brighton’s New Notes Orchestra formed in 2015 and is the world’s first orchestra designed to support people affected by addiction.

The group performed a new piece, Traces Through Time, alongside the Fallen Angels dance theatre group on November 4.

They also took part in an education display the following day as part of the Royal Opera House Insights series.

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The New Note Orchestra combine acoustic, electric, folk, and classical instrumentation to create music that is atmospheric, beautiful, and exciting.

In 2019, the musicians and music director Conall Gleeson were recognised for their composition skills after being nominated for a PRS award.

On November 14, 2023, the orchestra was given the Kings Award for Voluntary Service.