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Weʼre raising £24,000 to pay a fee to each musician performing at one of our Home Concerts. If funds allow we also donate to HelpMusiciansUK Hardship Fund. Thank you

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The next Home Concert is on Wednesday 16th June. We are thrilled to be able to welcome three exceptional musicians. Ruth Rogers, violinist and the Leader of the London Mozart Players, will be accompanied by pianist Martin Cousin. Martin has performed as soloist with the Halle, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean makes a welcome return after her outstanding Home Concert Club appearance in July of last year.

Home Concert Club was set up in March 2020, at the start of the coronavirus lockdown. All around us, musicians were having concerts and tours cancelled, their working lives suddenly swept from under their feet. At the same time our friends, families and members of our community had lost opportunities to share live musical experiences.

Julie Schwarz’s initial idea for concerts online, performed in musicians’ own homes and transmitted over the internet to the homes of audience members, was developed by her, along with Barbara Bleiman and Adam Sharples. Violinist, Gemma Sharples, agreed to be the musical force behind the project, curating the series for us. She was also one of the performers at our first concert.

Our aims are:

– to offer audiences an experience of live music, in a world where concert halls and theatres have had to close.

– to provide paid opportunities for musicians to perform live;

– to provide technical support for the musicians to get the best out of an online performance.

– When funds allow, to donate to Help Musicians UK Hardship Fund.

Details of the upcoming concerts, and profiles of the musicians that have played in past concerts, is on our website.

HomeConcertClub.com

You can book to join our concerts on the website. And you can become a Home Concert Club member. (This is free!)

Home Concert Club has been able to achieve these aims through crowdfunding donations. We hope to continue the series past lockdown and establish HCC as a sustainable idea over the whole period of music venues remaining closed or restricted.

Thank you. We hope to see you at one of our concerts.

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  • Julie Schwarz1 month ago
    Julie Schwarz

    Julie Schwarz

    1 month ago

    On Wednesday we enjoyed an uplifting and joyful concert. Thank you to JP Ekins, and to the Gildas Quartet with guest violinist Hatty Haynes. Things are quickly changing and the music felt like a herald of a new and happier time. Here's to live "in life" concerts, and to Home Concerts.

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  • Julie Schwarz1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    Technical rehearsals done! Wednesday's concert features no less than 6 exceptional musicians. It will be a beautiful evening of music.

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    Julie Schwarz

    2 months ago

    Last night's concert was wonderful. The expressive playing by Ariana Kashefi on her cello, followed by Bartosz Glowacki's accordion gave me goose bumps. A huge thank you to Ariana and Bartosz for the innovative programmes they each chose for us, and for sharing their exceptional musicianship.

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Page last updated on: 6/15/2021 09.14

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  • Ben

    Ben

    Jun 15, 2021

    What a wonderful thing you are doing!

    £30.00

  • polly

    polly

    Jun 14, 2021

    Oh for real live music...but thank you for keeping these going.

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    Jun 14, 2021

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    Jun 9, 2021

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 9, 2021

    Thank you to Home Concert Club and the performers for all the wonderful and inspiring concerts

  • Kay H.

    Kay H.

    Jun 9, 2021

    Full of admiration for your energetic & creative persistence in getting us all through these difficult times.

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    Jun 9, 2021

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Julie Schwarz

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Throughout my career as a charity finance professional I have been lucky to see the positive differences people can make in each other's lives. I am helping Gemma Sharples and her friends to share their talents with their community. We hope everyone involved will be uplifted.

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