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Closed 05/07/2023

raised of £500 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £245 to to help fund an online concert with world premieres of new music combined with a musical symposium on climate change

    Funded on Wednesday, 5th July 2023

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    I have come to studying music late in life. I am now 68 years old and have studied online with the Open College of the Arts for 12 years towards a BA hons degree in music. The course specialises in composition. Something which I began to fill my time with as a hobby has become something at which I have ended up achieving results. The final composition module (HE6), for which I composed 25 minutes of music for various ensembles, including a ten minute orchestral piece with some electronics, earned me a mark of 93%. I was told I had the potential to be a composer and that my work considerably exceeded what was expected at degree level. In preparation for getting work played in the wider world, the final part of the course consists of arranging a concert or event at which my music is performed.

    I have teamed up with a climate scientist to put on a musical seminar in the middle part of a concert to premiere four of my works. The climate scientist will give an overview of the world climate and where it is heading, some of which may be new to many people because the information on the mass media is very limited. This talk will be immediately followed by a performance of a piano piece I wrote as an emotional reaction to what I had read myself about the situation from some reliable sources online. The climate scientist has validated what I found out. There will be questions from the audience to a panel after the piece has been played.

    Making music is much more to me than getting a degree or even a career (at the 11th hour). It is about communicating. It is about getting across what I cannot put into words. It is in this case about trying to stir the emotions of others so that they might want to join the cause in some way to get something serious done about the terrible situation with the world climate.

    There is a lot of work that has to be done to make even a Zoom event of this kind happen and work. The course requires that I raise money to cover the costs. I have estimated that I could reasonably expect to raise about £200 from the sale of tickets. The total cost of putting it on is about £500. Most of the costs are to pay the pianist, the climate scientist and the chair of the panel, who will also ensure that the event goes to plan.

    I need probably £300 to break even. If tickets sales are low then that heads in the direction of up to £500. If more people buy tickets then it goes below £300.

    If this idea appeals to you then perhaps you might consider donating something towards it. It is due to happen on 21st June 2023. Booking information will be made available on my website as well as other places online.



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    • Anonymous


      Jun 29, 2023

      Bravo, Chris!


    • Geoff


      Jun 9, 2023

      Well done Chris. Would love to attend concert. Is it somewhere or on zoom. I will buy tickets for myself and Paul. I think he will probably contribute to fund concert as well. Geoff


    • Tony Bull

      Tony Bull

      May 19, 2023

      Well done Chris, you have worked really hard.


    • Anonymous


      May 2, 2023


    • Andrew Rideout

      Andrew Rideout

      Apr 23, 2023

      Great stuff :)

    • Tania


      Apr 21, 2023

      🌎 ❤️ 🙏 this is our world and we need to do everything we can to save it. X


    • Nina Rideout

      Nina Rideout

      Apr 16, 2023

      Great project, Chris!!


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