With just five days to go the Big Give Christmas challenge is almost upon us. This year we are seeking to raise £25,000 to bring our latest collaboration with Tom Morris and the Bristol Old Vic, a dramatic staging of Handel’s Messiah, to audiences across London and the UK.

Between midday 29th November and midday 2nd 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 4 days in your diaries now and join us for this year’s Christmas Challenge.

For more information visit thebiggive.org.uk/christmas-challenge