Scordatura Women's Music Collective is a mixed chamber ensemble dedicated to performing music written by women. Our repertoire reaches back to the 16th century, and also encompasses contemporary and world music. We are comitted to promoting music written by women which has been unfairly neglected; to support and perform current composers; and to inspire the next generation of women to compose.
We have exciting plans for Scordatura over the coming months. Our spring concert series will focus on different combinations of instruments and the variety of music written for them. We begin in March with a concert for wind quintet at the Old Church, Stoke Newington then explore music for clarinet, cello and piano in April and cello ensemble in May. We are excited to be commissioning composer Amy Bryce to write for our 'Deeds Not Words' series of concerts in November, celebrating the anniversary of one hundred years of women's suffrage. We are also planning workshops with local schools to bring this wonderful music to as wide an audience as we can.
Our aims are to promote music written by women which has been unfairly neglected; to support and perform current composers; and to inspire the next generation of women to compose.
While we are currently thrilled with the audience response and the variety and format of our performances, we want to extend our reach into the classroom. By teaching and presenting courses and lectures, we can teach children of every age about the work we do at Scordatura. We can share with them the brilliance of female composers, and help them to begin to composer their own works!
Your donations and continued support will help to make this possible. The Arts are a crucial part of every person's education, and here at Scordatura, we are trying to make this knowledge more accessible by presenting it in a clear and innovative format.
We are asking for your support in order to help us gather materials (music, classroom supplies, technological equipment) and to cover the costs for travel. While most of our musicians and teachers are based in London, several are not, and we intend to spread our teaching and performing across the U.K.. £12 can cover a day pass for zones 1-4 in London. £20 could provide a round trip ticket between Oxford and London. Your donations will help us embark on a truly vital educational journey that will benefit not only the children we reach with our teaching and performing, but ourselves; outreach opportunities are also phenomenal learning opportunities for the leaders and tutors, and in order to make Scordatura the best it can possibly be, we need to be the best mentors, teachers, and role models that we can possibly be.
If you are unable to contribute monetarily right now, we understand! We urge you to help us by sharing our work on social media, and by asking people to get the word out and make some noise about our Crowdfunder campaign