Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017

With just hours to go, the Big Give Christmas challenge goes live on Tuesday 28th November at 12pm.

This year we are seeking to raise £35,000 towards 'Remembrance', a visionary new ballet by Wayne Eagling set for performances in Autumn 2018. In collaboration with New English Ballet Theatre, and set to Handel's Ode to St Cecilia's Day, 'Remembrance' is a powerful portrayal of love and loss in wartime and a fitting commemoration to the armistice in 1918.

Between midday 28th November and midday 5th December you will have the chance to contribute to this exciting project through online donations at the Big Give homepage. During this window, all of your donations will be doubled by the Big Give (for as long as matching funds last), giving them even more weight as we drive on towards our target.

Without your continued support, and amidst the continuing uncertainty that surrounds arts funding, so much of our work would not be possible. But it is testament to the generosity of our Friends and Patrons that The English Concert remains at the forefront of the musical world, ever present in the finest concert halls, and forever forging ahead with ambitious new productions and collaborations. For this we are eternally grateful.

If you believe that our work is important and is something that needs to be preserved, please mark these few days in your diaries now and join us for this year's Christmas Challenge.

(but not before 12pm on Tuesday 28th November)