Help Barnsley Youth Choir compete in Euro 2017

by Mat Wright in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England

We need your help to raise money so that Barnsley Youth Choir can represent Great Britain in the European Choir Games in Riga, Latvia

by Mat Wright in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England

We did it
On 22nd May 2017 we successfully raised £12,646 with 163 supporters in 56 days

New stretch target

Every penny raised supports children from the most disadvantaged areas of GB.

Any funds raised above £10,000 will provide full bursaries, rather than subsidised fees, for children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds to provide them with uniform and meet their full costs for the visit. For some families this will be a real life-line.

Please be generous - there are some fantastic rewards available.


Please help us raise money to help send some amazing young people to Riga, Latvia to represent Great Britain in the European Choir Games.
Barnsley Youth Choir is a remarkable organisation. It is a registered charity run by volunteers that seeks to provide outstanding opportunities for young people who live in Barnsley. 1 in 5 children in Barnsley live in poverty - it's a distressing statistic and a reminder about the importance of opportunities like this for these young people.
Despite the challenges the choir faces it has developed an outstanding reputation internationally and is currently ranked 5th in the World Rankings - an unbelievable achievement.  Click here for the World Rankings
The choir has been invited to represent Great Britain in the European Choir Games in Riga, Latvia in July 2017. It’s such an honour to be asked to take part in such a prestigious event and compete against the best adult choirs from across the world. In 2015 the choir won 3 gold medals in Germany and was crowned European Champions in 3 categories – we are desperate to give our children an opportunity to try to retain their title but need your help to raise the money they need.
Many of the children involved come from less affluent backgrounds and, whilst they are working so hard to raise money, they need your help. The choir makes a real difference to the lives of these young people and our community.
Thank you in advance for your support - we are incredibly grateful.
 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

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£15 Reward

WHEN YOU BELIEVE ALBUM - UK SUPPORTERS You will receive a copy of the amazing BYC Album 'When You Believe' that will be posted out to you. This is a professional quality album that has sold worldwide. A message will be written to you on the CD album thanking you for supporting from Mat Wright. This amount includes postage. Thank you for supporting our children!

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

A TICKET TO THE AMAZING 'RIGA EXPERIENCE CONCERT'. 8th July 7pm - 9.30pm Horizon Theatre-Barnsley. Watch a special concert by this outstanding team the week before they compete. They will perform exactly as they will in Riga whilst they represent GB in the European Choir Games. This will be an exclusive evening with a professional band and the only time that they will perform all of these pieces in this country. It should be a fantastic evening!

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

EXCLUSIVE RIGA T-SHIRT - UK SUPPORTERS An exclusive Riga t-shirt will be your special reward for supporting our fundraising effort. This amount also includes postage to UK addresses. This t-shirt is not available anywhere else and will be the t-shirt that our young people will wear out in Riga. Let us know if you'd like the full team to sign it for you! Thank you for supporting our children!

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

WHEN YOU BELIEVE ALBUM - OUTSIDE UK SUPPORTERS You will receive a copy of the amazing BYC Album 'When You Believe' that will be posted out to you. This is a professional quality album that has sold worldwide. A message will be written to you on the CD album thanking you for supporting from Mat Wright. This amount includes postage. Thank you for supporting our children!

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

EXCLUSIVE RIGA T-SHIRT - OUTSIDE UK SUPPORTERS An exclusive Riga t-shirt will be your special reward for supporting our fundraising effort. This t-shirt is not available anywhere else and will be the t-shirt that our young people will wear out in Riga. What a great reward! This amount includes postage. Let us know if you'd like the full team to sign it for you! Thank you for supporting our children!

£60 or more

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£60 Reward

OBSERVE A REHEARSAL AND WATCH THE RIGA EXPERIENCE - 8th July 2017, 7pm Horizon Theatre, Barnsley. Watch the final rehearsal and them stay and watch an exclusive performance from the Riga team. This reward will include refreshments during the afternoon rehearsal and a ticket to the Riga Experience Concert. This will be limited to small number of people - a fabulous opportunity to see final preparations. Thank you for supporting our children!

£75 or more

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£75 Reward

A SINGING LESSON WITH OUTSTANDING TEACHERS. Everyone has a voice! This reward will be a 2 hour lesson with either Mat Wright or Luke Mather. This will be expert support and tuition with notes written up that give guidance on how to develop your voice further. The date of the reward will be negotiated with the recipient, to suit you, and will take place in Barnsley. A fantastic opportunity! Thank you for supporting our children!

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE BYC SONG AND WE'LL SING IT TO YOU! This is a special ticket for the BYC Riga Experience on 8th July 2017, 7pm Horizon Theatre, Barnsley. This ticket entitles you to choose your favourite BYC song of all time (we will supply a long list if you're not sure!). The choir will prepare it and sing it at the evening and dedicate it to you. Thank you for supporting our children!

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

SPONSOR A CHILD. This pledge directly sponsors a child to go to Riga. An amazing gesture of support. We will reward this support by publicising your name/logo or the name/logo of your business/organisation on our website, via social media, at our Black Tie Dinner (where dignitaries, celebrities and VIPs will see your name displayed) and also on the t-shirts that our children will wear in Riga. Thank you for supporting our children!

£750 or more

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£750 Reward

HAVE YOUR FAVOURITE SONG ARRANGED AND PERFORMED BY BYC! Choose your favourite song and Mat Wright will write a fantastic choral arrangement of it. Barnsley Youth Choir will learn the arrangement and it will be sung in a concert and dedicated publicly to you. You will receive VIP tickets to the concert that it will be performed in and a signed copy of the music. This is approx. 30-40 hours of expert work! Thank you for supporting our children!

£1,750 or more

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£1,750 Reward

Choose a theme or some text/poem and Mat Wright will write an original composition for you and dedicate it to you or your choir. Barnsley Youth Choir will learn the piece and sing it to you in a concert if you are able to attend. You will receive VIP tickets to the concert that it will be performed at and you will be publicly acknowledged. You will also receive a copy of the music signed and have ownership over it. This is 50+ hours of work!


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