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Weʼre raising £14,000 to share among the professional performers who will bring beautiful music into our community and our homes. Thank you, the Home Concert Club

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On Wednesday 2nd December we will be hosting our 17th Home concert. We are delighted to welcome award-winning pianist, Mihai Ritivoiu and brilliant clarinet player and composer, Jack McNeill. As always we guarantee a performance fee. Your support has made this possible. Thank you.

NB We’ve been talking to our performers about social distancing and their performance practises. We have been assured that, despite the difficulties, they are following the government guidelines, and the more detailed advice from the Musicians’ Union and other representative bodies.

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.

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

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 Schwarz5 days ago
    Julie Schwarz

    Julie Schwarz

    5 days ago

    On Wednesday 2nd December Home Concert Club is hosting award-winning pianist, Mihai Ritivoiu and brilliant clarinet player and composer, Jack McNeill. This will be our 17th concert. The first 16 have been gorgeous, uplifting, happy and absorbing. Sharing beautiful music is a lovely thing, and everyone is warmly welcome.

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  • Julie Schwarz13 days ago
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    Julie Schwarz

    13 days ago

    Last night 92 households gathered to share the beautiful music. A hectic day had preceded, and iyatraQuartet extended their set to 50 minutes at short notice. This was because Tom Jesty and Lucinda Cox where prevented from performing when Tom learned that he had to self-isolate. We are delighted that Tom and Lucinda will perform on 3rd February. It is the generosity of Home Concert supporters that makes all this happen. We are planning concerts for Spring 2021, confident that we can pay each musician a fee. Join us at

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  • Julie Schwarz1 month ago
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    Julie Schwarz

    1 month ago

    We are delighted to feature Kay Stephen and Joseph Havlat in tonight's Home Concert. Exceptional and dedicated musicians. They have each thoughtfully chosen 30 minute programmes of music for us. Everyone is welcome to join us to share what promises to be an evening of beautiful music. Go to to register for the Zoom ID No ticket price (but we do crowd fund so we can guarantee a fee to each Home Concert Club musician).

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  • Louise and Dan

    Louise and Dan

    Nov 23, 2020

    Thanks for organising these wonderful concerts


  • Jo Garcia

    Jo Garcia

    Nov 23, 2020

    I love these concerts and look forward to the one on December 20th

  • Helen Robinson

    Helen Robinson

    Nov 17, 2020

    Many thanks for another very different hour of music.


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    Nov 15, 2020


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    Nov 14, 2020

    Wonderful concerts!

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Julie Schwarz

Julie Schwarz

North London

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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