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. Recent performances include a concert at the Museum and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank. The Choir have also been asked to perform for the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year and sang for the Queen as part of Coram’s Music Day.
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 you may like to consider the kind of things your support will help with.
£150 will pay for the children to enjoy refreshments at the Museum for the entire year.
£250 will provide each child with a New Foundling Choir t-shirt to wear at performances and take home at the end of the year.
£1,000 will cover the costs of a sessional worker to cover administration and pastoral care of the children on the day of each rehearsal and performance
£3,500 will mean the Museum can reach the most disadvantaged children and organize escorts from each child's school to the Museum.
£10,000 will support the Choir for an entire year!
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust
Steen Associates Ltd
To support the New Foundling Choir please contact:
Head of Development
T: +44 (0)20 73608