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raised of £11,000 target by 373 supporters

Weʼre raising £11,000 to share among the professional performers who will bring beautiful music into our community and our homes. Thank you, the Home Concert Club

North London
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Our 15th Home Concert is on Wednesday 21st October. And brings to 38 the number of musicians who have performed for us since our first concert in April. Kay Stephen is a violist and violinist who plays with the award-winning Jacquin Trio. Joseph Havlat performs as a piano soloist and as a chamber musician. As always we guarantee a performance fee. Your support has made this possible. Thank you.

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 Schwarz3 days ago
    Julie Schwarz

    Julie Schwarz

    3 days 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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  • Julie Schwarz22 days ago
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    Julie Schwarz

    22 days ago

    Last night Gabriella Swallow played her beloved Bach, as well as a new composition by Alison Berry Takotsubo. Ally was in the audience, and introduced this beautiful cello solo piece. This was followed by a world tour from Sijie Chen and Judith Busbridge. Uplifting music by Bartok, melancholy Scottish airs, and playful Armenian, Iranian and Mexican tunes. "They're clearly having lots of fun. It's infectious". Our next concert is Wednesday 21st October. Everyone is welcome.

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  • Julie Schwarz1 month ago
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    Julie Schwarz

    1 month ago

    On the 9th September the Gildas Quartet performed for more than 80 households live, via Zoom. Relaxing of restrictions meant the full ensemble were able to perform together. It was beautiful. Thank you to the musicians and the audience. Together you create something very uplifting.

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Page last updated on: 10/23/2020 09.01



  • Anonymous


    Oct 23, 2020


  • Su & Owen

    Su & Owen

    Oct 22, 2020

    How lovely to have these wonderful performances straight into our home!


  • Zara and Ershad Zaheen

    Zara and Ershad Zaheen

    Oct 22, 2020

    What a fantastic initiative, thoroughly enjoyed our first concert with you last night and looking forward to more!

  • fran


    Oct 22, 2020

    Bravo for last night and all concerts past and future!


  • Fanny & Nick Sigler

    Fanny & Nick Sigler

    Oct 22, 2020

    Thank you again!

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    Winifred Bolton

    Oct 22, 2020


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    Oct 21, 2020

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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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