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Help the Brixton Chamber Orchestra bring their festive programme into the heart of Lambeth communities this December!
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Sarah & Imogen duetting at Cressingham Gardens Estate - July 2018
Sarah & Imogen duetting at Cressingham Gardens Estate - July 2018

This festive season, Brixton Chamber Orchestra are bringing a series of music recitals to tenants’ halls across Lambeth, with the orchestra performing for communities in Loughborough, Angel Town, Moorlands, Tulse Hill and Cressingham Gardens estates. 

Andrew Tait & Daryl Giuliano
Andrew Tait & Daryl Giuliano

 By pledging, you’ll be helping us to bring engaging and entertaining performances to thousands of people, as we seek to bring large communities together in celebration of music! Contributions will go towards the necessary expenses of this ambitious project. 

We believe this project has the potential to make a real difference to people. We want to provide an opportunity for communities to come together and enjoy an element of our shared culture – an uplifting musical experience, free of charge. Our secondary objective is to stand as an aspirational example of music-making for young people – using vibrant performance to exemplify what dedication and hard work can achieve.

We have no doubt there are a great number of potentially extraordinary musicians in Lambeth's communities who won’t be lucky enough to ever discover a passion or nurture a gift. We hope this tour might be a small step toward addressing this in our own locality.

In rehearsal with Brixton SDA Gospel Choir for our concert last week!
In rehearsal with Brixton SDA Gospel Choir for our concert last week!

Brixton Chamber Orchestra (BCO) is a versatile group of classically–trained musicians, with young professionals and talented amateurs playing side by side. We specialise in classical music but play music of all types, including pop, gospel and grime. We’re all about surprising and unlikely collaborations and are known for playing in unexpected places. We work with music charities and schools in Lambeth, as we want to help bring new audiences to classical music and encourage more people to take up an instrument. BCO was formed just over a year ago. We launched our first Season in July this year and have given five public performances since then. Catch us by the Christmas tree opposite the station on the 9th December.

Us on Electric Avenue in August
Us on Electric Avenue in August

Risks and challenges

We may not get anyone coming to the concerts. However, with the help of TMO's and RA's we are confident that enough people will hear about the concerts so as to ensure decent crowds.

People might get bored in the concerts! We will carefully curate interesting and varied programmes.

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    BCO concert ticket

    Receive a free ticket to a concert of your choice.

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    Acknowledgement in programme notes

    For contributions of £20 or more, you will be listed as a benefactor in the concert series programme, and get a free ticket to a concert of your choice.

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    Music Lesson

    Pledge £50 and you can redeem a music lesson with one of BCO's talented Principal players, 1 on 1 or a group.

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    Conduct a simple piece in a concert!

    You will be offered a conducting lesson with Matthew O'Keeffe, and have the chance to wield a baton at a concert.

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    Choose a Song

    Pledge £200 and you can choose a song for us to do a cover of, or choose an orchestral piece for us to perform.

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    Private Performance

    Pledge £600 and you can have one of BCO's chamber groups perform a recital for you in your home or at a party.

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