"We are delighted every time we are able to see The Meanwood Ensemble perform; they make a refreshing change to to the live music scene locally as they are so versatile and the content of the performances is so varied, mixing well-known classics with modern interpretations and moving pieces. Their beautiful voices, covering an amazing range, intertwine in haunting harmony. Love them!" - Jane Craggs, audience member (November 2018)
WHO ARE WE?
The Meanwood Ensemble were formed in May 2018. The four of us met through our love of music, and wanted to be a part of something that was extremely collaborative and of a high standard.
WHAT ARE WE ABOUT?
It started with the idea that some people may not have had the opportunity to see what classical music can offer because of the place it was being performed (often churches), or the tickets were too expensive or they didn't know much about the different genres within it (too ambiguous). In order to close this gap, The Meanwood Ensemble bring beautiful choral music into everyday situations that people are more comfortable and familiar with, such as a Sunday afternoon in a coffee shop, a Friday night in the local pub, or perhaps converting an unused beautiful space into a temporary concert venue (derelict warehouses etc).
Most of our events are Pay As You Feel which goes towards the general running costs of the ensemble to allow us to perform as often as possible, unfortunately this does not go far and we lack the funding we need to get us to the next level.
WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU?
We would love to have some professional photos in order to build a website and 2-3 professionally recorded pieces to form an EP, that we can then use to promote ourselves more widely. This would then be launched at a special concert once it has all come together! Longer-term, our vision would be to also take our music to places such a schools, childrens centres, mental health centres, prisons etc to demonstrate the powerful effect a beautiful piece of classical music can have on someone.
Please help us to raise some money for proper promotional materials to we can keep spreading our message to as many people as possible!