Siglo de Oro 2016 video campaign

Fundraising to make five new videos bringing new and neglected choral music to wider audiences.

We did it!

On 10th May 2016 we successfully raised £2,650 of £2,000 target with 73 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

We would like to raise a further £500, which would enable us to make a video of Owain Park's setting of the The Lord's Prayer, written for Siglo de Oro to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Sheppard in 2015. It's a remarkable piece - that's 7 minutes long - and we would love to make it available to a wider audience!

We are trying to raise £2000 to make five new videos bringing new and neglected choral music to wider audiences.

About Siglo de Oro

Formed by a group of London students, Siglo de Oro has become one of the leading young professional choirs of its generation, known for innovative programming, musical excellence, and exciting interpretations of renaissance and contemporary repertoire. 

In 2014 the group sang live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and made its professional debut at the Spitalfields Music Winter Festival, of which The Financial Times said: ‘Siglo de Oro, under the assured direction of Patrick Allies, performed with vivacity and poise.’ 

Since then, the choir has performed for the City of London Festival, Sounds Sublime (curated by The Sixteen), the Victoria International Music Festival in Malta, Voices of London Festival, Music on the Quantocks and made its debut at St John’s Smith Square as part of the Christmas Festival.

In 2016, the group has made its debut recording, with Delphian Records (to be released in November), and collaborated with composer Emily Hall on her opera installation Found and Lost at the Corinthia Hotel.

For more information about Siglo, visit siglodeoro.co.uk.

About our Video Project

One of the things we're passionate about is working with emerging composers, and we feel this is the perfect opportunity for us to showcase their work. In our videos we also bring to life older, perhaps unusual music, that may not be available elsewhere. And the really exciting thing is introducing all of this music to new audiences.

The repertoire we'd like to film includes:

Sonnet 116 - Ed Rex | Miserere mihi Domine - William Byrd | The cloud-capped towers - Ralph Vaughan Williams | Miserere nostri - Thomas Tallis

Here's an example of our previous work:

Rewards

We have some ways to thank you for supporting our project, which you can see listed on the right hand side of this page. These include:

  • Advance access to the finished videos
  • An acknowledgement in the credits of each video
  • The opportunity to attend our filming sessions

Thank you!

Thank you for taking the time to read our page. Please consider making a pledge, and also spreading the word via Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions about the project or the choir in general, please email rosamund@siglodeoro.co.uk.

 

 


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