New Foundling Children's Choir
The New Foundling Choir is made up of thirty 9 - 10 year olds from nine local primary schools in Camden (Argyle, Christchurch, Christopher Hatton, Edith Neville, Netley, St. Albans, St. Aloysius Junior, St. George the Martyr and St. Mary & St. Pancras). Children are annually selected with targeted auditions at each school to help identify disadvantaged children with musical potential but who may be not in a position to receive music lessons or participate in extra-curricular music opportunities.
Children are led in rehearsal and performance by a full qualified Choir leader as well as professional musicians and practice every Monday afternoon in the inspiring surroundings of the Picture Gallery at the Museum. They sing a varied repertoire of songs from Handel to world music to folk and are accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
The children's choir like the Museum as a whole does not receive any annual public subsidy and each year the Museum must raise £10,000 to cover all the costs associated with organizing and running the Choir. If you are thinking about making a donation to help with support the choir please contact Development on the number below. Every little helps to continue the inspiring work of the New Foundling Choir.
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Friends of Thomas Coram
The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust
Steen Associates Ltd
The Penn Club
To support the New Foundling Choir please contact:
T: +44 (0)20 7841 3608