The Big Give Christmas Challenge


STOP THE PRESS: Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Big Give Christmas Challenge – we have reached our target of £15,000 on the first day of the campaign. Whilst our match-funds are now exhausted, please continue to give – every pound will help us return to live music-making and through live-streaming, enable us to reach a global audience.

At 12pm on 1 December we launch our Fit for the Future campaign as part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020. It has been a desperate time for all of us in the performing arts with so many performances cancelled or postponed over the past 8 months, and we can’t wait to return to the concert hall. However with smaller audiences than usual, we will struggle to cover costs, significantly limiting our ability both to reach audiences and to support musicians through this difficult time.

We plan to begin live performances again in December, with more concerts to follow in the new year. However, with smaller audiences than usual, we will struggle to cover our costs. With your help:


• We can return to live music-making in the concert hall • We can live-stream our performances to a global audience • We can enable our musicians to do what they do best, performing the highest quality baroque and classical music to as wide an audience as possible.