Last year, thanks to the generosity of supporters who donated to our crowdfunder, we were able to trial a visionary concept, touring a small orchestra around Brixton's housing estates and offering accessible free performances in community centres to residents and the general public.
This year we're doing it again, but BIGGER & BETTER!
The inaugural tour was a huge success, with over 100 people - aged 3 through to 80 and from hugely diverse backgrounds - seizing the opportunity to experience the live performance of Classical, Pop & Jazz by a young professional orchestra, right on their doorstep. The feedback was very positive and we've been invited back!
This year we'll offer eight performances and we've engaged a dozen Residents' Associations and charities to help us get the punters in.
We’re thrilled to have been awarded a pledge from Arts Council England of funding for 75% of the cost, but in order to get this we need to raise the last 25% ourselves. Can you help us?
Our aim is to make this tour a staple of Brixton's calendar, and this years' plans are a strong step in that direction. New features include:
NOISY ADVERTISING - we're going to march through estates with a brass band and megaphones to advertise the concerts.
RAPPERS & SINGERS - we'll be performing with hugely talented vocalists, showing off our collaborative approach.
ONLINE STREAMING - we'll stream some of the performances on our Social Media channels.
But why are we doing this and why is it worth some of your hard-earned cash?
We want to offer communities an opportunity to come together to enjoy an uplifting live musical experience - free of charge. We believe that high-quality artistic experiences can broaden horizons and improves lives, so we want to help housing estates to become habitats of thriving cultural activity.
If you agree, please donate today.
We would like to offer membership of our Friends' Scheme in 2020 to everyone who donates £25 or more, entitling you to receive:
- Our Friends’ Newsletter
- A mention on our website
- 1 free ticket per season
- 10% discount on tickets
The BCO Team