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raised of £17,000 target by 572 supporters

Weʼre raising £17,000 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 February 3rd we are holding our 19th Home Concert. Soprano Lucinda Cox and pianist Tom Jesty will perform a programme of songs by women composers from the 19th Century to the present day. Lucinda and Tom are followed by acclaimed violinist Madeleine Mitchell, accompanied by pianist Nigel Clayton. Madeleine and Nigel have selected pieces by Elgar and Frank Bridge for their programme. We are so lucky to be sharing such beautiful music. And as always, thanks to your support, we are able to guarantee musicians a fee.

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 Schwarz7 days ago
    Julie Schwarz

    Julie Schwarz

    7 days ago

    Last night's concert was a joy. We are all still smiling. Sarah Daramy-Williams and Natalia Senior-Brown shared their skillful and thoughtful talent for music to an audience of 97 households. Everyone is welcome to join our free concerts, run 3-weekly on Wednesdays at 8pm. An added benefit - family and friends are increasingly "making it a date" to share music and catch-up afterwards.

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  • Julie Schwarz10 days ago
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    Julie Schwarz

    10 days ago

    Sunday's technical rehearsal was wonderful. We are looking forward to what promises to be a beautiful evening of shared music. A celebration of the dedication, talent and thoughtfulness of two exceptional musicians, Sarah Daramy-Williams (Violin) and Natalia Senior-Brown (Viola).

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  • Julie Schwarz24 days ago
    Julie Schwarz

    Julie Schwarz

    24 days ago

    Back in April 2020 we held our first Home Concert. In December we held our 18th concert. It has been extraordinary to share beautiful music, knowing we are also supporting professional musicians whose talents and dedication creates this music. We have concerts booked through to March 2020, and our next concert is on Wednesday 13th January at 8pm. It features two musicians from Chineke! Orchestra, Sarah Daramy-Williams and Natalia Senior-Brown, performing solos and duets on the violin and viola. As always we guarantee musicians a fee.

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Page last updated on: 1/19/2021 12.03



  • JeanL


    Jan 19, 2021

    Excellent idea. Combines real pleasure with practical support


  • Ruth Chatto

    Ruth Chatto

    Jan 16, 2021

    Thank you. What you are doing is amazing.


  • Anonymous


    Jan 16, 2021


  • Linda and Peter Weber

    Linda and Peter Weber

    Jan 15, 2021

    Great concert. Very much enjoyed


  • Emma Lee

    Emma Lee

    Jan 14, 2021

    Loved Sarah and Natalia's concert! :) Thank you very much :)


  • Mike Christie

    Mike Christie

    Jan 14, 2021

    Excellent programme and playing last night


  • Anonymous


    Jan 14, 2021


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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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