Help Barnsley Youth Choir get to South Africa!

by Barnsley Youth Choir in Barnsley, England, United Kingdom

£7,406

raised of £10,000 target

80

supporters
74% 30 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by May 20th 2019 at 9:00pm

BYC has been invited to tour South Africa and work with world famous choirs and conductors. We desperately need support to make this happen!

by Barnsley Youth Choir in Barnsley, England, United Kingdom

Help Barnsley Children represent GB in South Africa

Barnsley Youth Choir is a fantastic organisation and a registered charity that supports over 400 children and young people aged 4-24 years old in an area of significant deprivation. The choir has provided young people with exceptional experiences and opportunities for 10 years and has had significant success in international competitions. BYC is now ranked 5th in the World in its category and has developed an strong international reputation. 

World Rankings (click here)



We are seeking to take around 64 children and young people on the trip of a lifetime. We have developed close links with some world famous choirs and choir conductors in South Africa and have been invited to visit them and work with them. Whilst this is a huge challenge to organise, and to raise the funds necessary, we are really desperate to make this possible for our young people. 

The children have already raised £17,000 at a Sponsored Singathon where they sang for 13 hours non-stop without a break through the night - a huge undertaking and incredibly hard work! They are planning all sorts of other events. The whole organisation is working so hard to raise money but these young people really need your help. 

Over 1 in 4 children live in poverty in Barnsley. It's a staggering and sad statistic. BYC aims to redress this imbalance and give young people amazing life-changing opportunities regardless of their financial background. The choir runs a bursary scheme to ensure that all children can take part and works hard to fundraise to make this opportunity available to all. We are inclusive and focus on providing the best for these amazing young people - irrespective of their financial backgrounds. 








In 2018 BYC Volunteers were awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (an MBE) in recognition of the amazing commitment and dedication to our young people. They give up a huge amount of time unpaid to ensure that children and young people can access the choir.

In 2017 BYC took part in the European Choir Games in Riga, Latvia. Against all odds it won 4 gold medals and 4 Category Wins against affluent choirs, many of them adult choirs, from across the world. The young people put this video below together after the event.

Click here for video from 2017 European Choir Games


During the trip to South Africa these young people will work intensively with outstanding choral leaders and develop wonderful new skills. They will perform concerts and also take part in workshops and rehearsals and perform alongside world famous choirs. They will learn African pieces and it will give them a completely different outlook on life. They will also visit the Apartheid Museum and a township and learn about the history of South Africa. 

The world famous Kearsney College, Drakensberg Boys and Tuks Camerata Choirs.

In return for your kindness and support we can offer a number of rewards for pledges. Please pledge if you can, safe in the knowledge that every penny will go to a very worthy cause. As a registered charity with a track record of success you can be reassured that any pledge will make its way directly to young people who really need and deserve it. 

Without your help we won't be able to make this happen for them. 

We need to raise £50,000 in total to make this project work. We've already made a fantastic start! Our young people are working so hard to raise money themselves and are not wanting pay outs - they just need some help along the way. We have also had some really kind donations from others. We hope that this Crowdfunding Project will help raise £10,000 which will ensure that our young people can afford to go.

Thank you in advance for supporting our project. It's going to make a massive difference to a group of children who are really deserving of this opportunity.


More information about Barnsley Youth Choir is available from our website (click here) 

Thank you!


Clip below of Barnsley Youth Choir performing in the 2015 European Choir Games in Magdeburg, Germany.

 







Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

2 of 200 claimed

An Exclusive 10th ANNIVERSARY FLAT CAP (GB)

GB supporters only. This is a very special 'one off' item and something that those pledging will be able to treasure as a memento and also wear with pride. This royal blue flat cap will have the BYC logo on it and be worn by many at the 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend. This pledge also includes postage and packing to a UK address.

£15 or more

An Exclusive 10th ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT (GB)

GB supporters only. The reward for this pledge is a wonderful black BYC t-shirt with our special 10th Anniversary Logo. It's a special 'one off' and something that we hope that members and supporters will wear with pride and keep as a special memento of this landmark. £15 includes postage and packing to a GB address.

£20 or more

1 of 100 claimed

A 10th ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT (International)

The reward for this pledge is a wonderful black BYC t-shirt with our special 10th Anniversary Logo. It's a special 'one off' and something that we hope that members and supporters will wear with pride and keep as a special memento of this landmark. £20 includes postage and packing to any international address.

£20 or more

154 of 360 claimed

A Ticket to the SOUTH AFRICA EXPERIENCE CONCERT

This pledge is for an exclusive ticket to the South Africa Experience Concert on 10th August 2019 featuring the team that will tour. This will be the only time that they will sing this programme in this country and this is the only way to get a ticket! Free programme and refreshments are included. 7.00pm Horizon Theatre, Barnsley.

£20 or more

3 Signed Copies of the NEW ALBUM - JOY (GB)

This is a wonderful reward. 3 signed copies of our fantastic album JOY including delivery. JOY is our second album and features 3 of our choirs and includes pieces used in the European Choir Games in 2017 where BYC won 4 gold medals and 4 first prizes. They make wonderful presents and, whilst it's available to download, there's nothing quite like having a proper CD! Includes postage and packing to UK addresses.

£20 or more

A DAILY VIDEO DIARY sent from SOUTH AFRICA

This is a fantastic way to stay in touch with the choir when they tour South Africa. Access to this special diary will only be given to those who have claimed this reward. A really interesting reward and one that I'm sure people at home will feel is fantastic value for money. The diary will feature video clips from the day and interviews with members by a professional photographer!

£30 or more

3 Signed Copies of the Album- JOY (International)

This is a wonderful reward. 3 signed copies of our fantastic album JOY including delivery. JOY is our second album and features 3 of our choirs and includes pieces used in the European Choir Games in 2017 where BYC won 4 gold medals and 4 first prizes. They make wonderful presents and, whilst it's available to download, there's nothing quite like having a proper CD! Includes postage and packing to any International Address

£30 or more

Become a FRIEND OF BYC

This reward makes you a 'Friend of BYC' for one year. In return for this your name will be listed on our website and we will provide you with an enamel badge to wear. Friends of BYC do not seek any specific reward - they just contribute to the choir and recognise that their contribution makes a real difference to the lives of young people in the choir.

£50 or more

20 of 90 claimed

A WEEKEND PASS TO THE 10th ANNIVERSARY

A very special unique offer with a special wristband! This pass entitles the recipient to the CHILDREN'S CHOIR CONCERT at 1.30pm and an INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR CONCERT at 7.00pm 21/6/19, the special GALA CONCERT 3.00pm and the 10th Anniversary Party 8.00pm 22/06/19. This is AMAZING value for money and this offer is only available to Crowdfunder supporters.

£66 or more

Become a PATRON OF BYC

This reward is an annual patronage to BYC. Your name will be listed on the website, you will be offered 2 free tickets to either the May or Christmas Concerts and you will also receive a special pin badge. You will also be invited to a special 'Patrons Night' where you will be able to watch a rehearsal and enjoy refreshments.

£85 or more

14 of 60 claimed

A VIP WEEKEND PASS to the 10th Anniversary

CELEBRATE IN STYLE! A unique offer with a special wristband! This VIP pass entitles the recipient to the CHILDREN'S CHOIR CONCERT at 1.30pm and an INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR CONCERT at 7.00pm 21/6/19, the special GALA CONCERT 3.00pm and the 10th Anniversary Party 8.00pm 22/06/19. As a VIP you will receive a complimentary programme & reserved seating in the VIP area at the concerts. This offer is only available to Crowdfunder supporters.

£250 or more

4 of 64 claimed

SPONSOR A CHILD

This pledge sponsors a child so that they can take part in the Tour to South Africa. Your name / company's name will be written on the back of the tour t-shirts that members will wear in South Africa and we will promote and thank you publicly via our website, social media and at functions like our prestigious 'Black Tie Gala Dinner' and concerts. This pledge makes a huge difference

£250 or more

1 of 2 claimed

A 2 hour SINGING WORKSHOP with Mat Wright

Mat has an outstanding international reputation and is in demand as an adjudicator, clinician and workshop leader. He has worked with some of the best choirs in the world and delivered workshops in Stockholm, Sochi, Barcelona, Paris, Pretoria and throughout GB. He has a real eye for detail, infectious enthusiasm and has worked with many outstanding choirs. This must be within 45 mins travelling from Barnsley. What an amazing reward for a choir!

£500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

General Sponsor for the 10th Anniversary Festival

Become a General Sponsor for the 10th Anniversary International Festival - featuring over 800 singers from across the world, world famous soloists and international award winning conductors and over 3000 audience members. General Sponsors will receive 2 VIP tickets for all 3 huge concerts on 21st and 22nd June, free programmes and a logo / name projected on a big screen at each of the events and in the programme itself. An amazing opportunity!

£500 or more

Become a SILVER SPONSOR for 2019-2020

Silver Sponsors have a number of rewards for one year. This includes: name / logo on the website, 2 silver sponsor BYC badges, hyperlink to your organisation from our website, an A5 advert in one of our programmes, 2 VIP tickets to our May and December Concerts (free programmes/reserved seating/free refreshments) and an invitation to a special 'Sponsor's Evening' where you will chat with members, meet directors and watch a rehearsal

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Official Sponsor - BYC10 Children's Choir Concert

Become the official sponsor for the Children's Choir Concert in the International 10th Anniversary Festival at 1.30pm 21st June 2019 featuring world famous international choirs and 250 outstanding children from Barnsley led by world class conductors. The official sponsor will receive 10 VIP tickets to the event, logo on the front of the programme, logo prominently projected on the concert screen, social media and verbal recognition.

£1,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Become a GOLD SPONSOR for 2019-20

Become a Gold Sponsor for a year and enjoy many benefits: your logo on the homepage of the website, hyperlink to your organisation, an A5 advert in one of our programmes, a framed photograph of the choir, 2 VIP tickets to both the May and December concerts (free refreshments, programmes & reserved seating), invitation to a special sponsor's evening (speak to members and directors) official sponsorship of a concert with space for a stand/promotion

£2,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Official Sponsor - BYC10 Youth Choir Concert

Some of the finest performers in the world will converge on 21st June 7.00pm 20. The Aurin Choir(Hungary), The Stockholm Cathedral Youth Choir(Sweden), BYC Senior Choir and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain Fellowship will perform alongside Paul Phoenix(ex-King Singer) and be led by illustrious world famous conductors. A mouth watering prospect with significant media interest. 10 VIP tickets and significant exposure (see photo for details


Let's make 'Help Barnsley Youth Choir get to South Africa!' happen