Birmingham Opera Company Annual Appeal

by Birmingham Opera Company in Birmingham, West Midlands, England

You're invited to play your part in the future of opera. With your donation, Birmingham Opera Company can secure the future of opera now.

by Birmingham Opera Company in Birmingham, West Midlands, England

We did it
On 31st March 2017 we successfully raised £13,792 with 132 supporters in 35 days

New stretch target

New stretch target

We are delighted to have reached the £10,000 threshold of our "Future of Opera Annual Appeal" crowdfunder campaign.

Thank you to everyone who has generously supported us!

Additional donations received will continue to fund free training of Volunteer Performers with top flight international professionals in the areas of singing, dancing, and acting that wish to be part of our award-winning opera performances.  

Please donate and help us reach our stretch target of £20,000 before 5pm on Friday 31 March 2017.


 The future of Opera is You! Give today and double your money.

Only during this appeal, your generous donation will be matched pound for pound by Arts Council England.

Play your part in the future of opera

Birmingham Opera Company was born of a passion and belief that opera can speak directly to all kinds of people. Its unique way of working has won international awards, with thousands of volunteers as well as taking opera to factories, hospitals, parks, supermarkets and care homes. Sometimes it is a call to action, other times it’s a voice to heal!  Anyone can volunteer (with no audition) to be in a Birmingham Opera Company production and receive free training from opera professionals in singing, dancing and acting to play their part of a phenomenal success story.

Your donations bring more voices and audiences to opera

With your support we will offer Volunteer Performers up to 60 hours of training with opera professionals engaging over 1,000 local participants and audiences for two city centre public performances in April. Your donations support over 10 performances in hospitals and care facilities this year.

 “Imagine what Gareth Malone does with amateurs with The Choir on TV and multiply that by a hundred” – Brian Appleyard in   the Sunday Times 2014

 “I should have done something like this ages ago. It’s renewed my energy for life” Volunteer Performer

Double your money:

Only during this appeal, your generous donation will be matched pound for pound by Arts Council England.

Your generous donation ensures our continued success please donate today.

 Your generous donation ensures our continued success

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

OPt-ins £5 your donation gives 1 Volunteer Performer their own downloadable learning tracks so they can learn the music by ear. +You receive a thank you on social media and a quarterly e-newsletter

£20 or more

£20 Reward

OPt-ins £20 Your donation gives travel expenses to 4 Volunteer Performers All the privileges above, plus: + You receive annual recognition of your donation on our website

£50 or more

£50 Reward

OPportunists £50 Your donation gives Volunteer Performers 1 hour of rehearsal space All the privileges above, plus: + You receive a free gift as a token of our appreciation

£100 or more

£100 Reward

OPportunists £100 Your donation gives mentoring to 8 Volunteer Performers in 1 rehearsal All the privileges above, plus: + You receive a free invitation to attend an annual OPportunist event.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

OPerators £250 Your donation gives a performance at a hospital or care facility. Opera professionals providing an uplifting voice. All the privileges above, plus: + You receive an invitation for two to purchase tickets to an up-close event with a performance from a developing artist

£500 or more

£500 Reward

OPtimisers £500 Your donation gives 10 young Volunteer Performers a dedicated youth mentor during rehearsals All the privileges above, plus: + You receive a free invitation for two to attend a Taster Workshop

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

OPtimists £1,000 Your donation gives significant support to an area of your choice. All privileges at this level are bespoke and to be arranged with Birmingham Opera Company


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