Giant cheque presentation from The Childhood Trust

Recently, we were lucky enough to receive a giant cheque of £4,000 from The Childhood Trust, representing the match-funding they generously provided during our success in The Childhood Trust Christmas Give (part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge) in 2015 – the UK’s biggest online match-funding campaign.

Here’s The Childhood Trust trustee David Lewis presenting the cheque to our CEO & Programme Director, David Chernaik – along with pupils participating in our live classical music education programme at Carlton Primary School in Kentish Town, and some of our talented musicians. A huge thank you from all of us at Apollo Music Projects!

The Childhood Trust trustee David Lewis presents Apollo Music Projects' CEO David Chernaik with a cheque for £4,000.

Celebrating new funding from The Mark Williams Foundation

A huge thank you to The Mark Williams Foundation for their generous grant towards our classical music education programme, including school visits by bassoonists from our pioneering Associate Artists programme.

Apollo Music perform to Hackney schools at Shoreditch Town Hall, Hackney, London.

We’re delighted to be supported by the Foundation, and are really excited to bring the magic of live classical music to more children in primary schools across London. Thank you to the Mark Williams Foundation for their much valued support towards our programmes this year and next year.

Thank you to Arts Council England!

We’re delighted to announce that Arts Council England will again be funding Apollo Music Project’s music education programme which reaches hundreds of primary school children across London. The new grant from the Grants for the Arts programme, will help to fund two symphony orchestra concerts for over 1,100 children from primary and special schools and eight school visits by Apollo Associate Artists, including cellist Leonard Elschenbroich (pictured)

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Since 2012, the Department for Education and the Arts Council have invested £267 million in a range of music and cultural education programmes. The Arts Council also invests public funds in a national portfolio of 663 arts organisations and 21 Major Partner Museums, with the vast majority of them committed to work with children and young people.

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New venues for chamber orchestra workshops

We are delighted to be holding four of our five chamber orchestra workshops in new venues this year, funded by Arts Council England. The first workshop at The Dream Centre, Tottenham was a great success in a stunning venue. Next week sees a return to Shoreditch Town Hall and a first visit to Great Hall, Leyton. April sees a return to The Dream Centre and a first visit to Regent Hall, Oxford Street.

Apollo Music perform to Hackney schools at Shoreditch Town Hall, Hackney, London.