On Wednesday 12th July we welcomed over 1,250 children, teachers and parents to the Hackney Empire for our final concerts of the year!
Our musicians played a concert of music by Brahms and Mendelssohn to a very captive audience, intensely listening to the live full symphony orchestra on stage.
David Chernaik, conductor and CEO of Apollo Music Projects, introduced the pieces and the Apollo musicians performed brilliantly to the hugely inspiring audience! We were also thrilled to be joined by the Speaker of Hackney who tweeted a very supportive message including the hashtag #musicwithoutbarriers. Thank you to everyone who joined us, including the Friends of Apollo Music Projects and our Trustees, for a fantastic musical day!
“We were absolutely delighted to attend the concert. It was excellent, the children were enthralled from start to finish, both by the music and the beautiful venue. The vast majority of them hadn’t been to a theatre before, which made the experience all the more fantastic. The children and I have thoroughly enjoyed the sessions with you and the other musicians this year. I look forward to working with you again next year.” Year 4 teacher, Stamford Hill Primary School
“The children really enjoyed the concert at Hackney Empire -thank you for giving them such a great opportunity. The orchestra were spot on; sign of a good conductor and rehearsal process.” Music teacher, Orchard Primary School
Thanks to generous pledges from The Childhood Trust and Pauline & Ian Howat, Apollo Music Projects is now set to participate in this incredible opportunity to raise funds and get them matched during the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017.
We’ve had some great news last week and are excited to announce that Apollo Music Projects has been awarded funding from the Radcliffe Trust and received a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England! We are so thankful for the support of these two funding bodies who have recognised the importance of our commitment to bring live music into schools! Thank you!
Thank you so much to everyone who donated in the Small Charities Week Matched Funding opportunity through Local Giving! We raised a total of £732.71 during this campaign and we are extremely happy for such generous support. As a small charity, every donation is greatly appreciated and makes a big impact on our work. Opportunities for matched funding don’t come around often, so we were very happy to participate in this one-day campaign. Our next chance for doubling donations will be the Big Give Christmas Challenge in December.
Thanks again to all of our Friends and supporters who helped us make this summer campaign a success!
-The entire Apollo Music Projects team