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Weʼre raising £22,500 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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We are delighted to announce that cellist Ariana Kashefi and accordionist Bartosz Glowacki will be performing for us on Wednesday 28th April. Ariana has performed across Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. Her programme for us will include works by Bach, Walton and Ligeti. Bartosz is one of the leading lights of a new generation of accordionists. He has performed as a soloist in prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican. He has chosen works by Rameau, Bach, Zolotaryov and Piazzolla for us. As we begin our second year, we remain passionate about sharing live music and supporting musicians. Your support makes this happen. 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.

– 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 Schwarz13 days ago
    Julie Schwarz

    Julie Schwarz

    13 days ago

    Last night's concert was a delight. 3 wonderful musicians, welcoming us in to their homes (over Zoom!) to hear them perform live. An extra delight was when Debipriya introduced her piece in celebration of the 101st anniversary of Pandit Ravi Shankar (born on 7th April 1920). Ravi Shanker did so much to bring classical Indian music to the West, to our very good fortune.

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  • Julie Schwarz16 days ago
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    Julie Schwarz

    16 days ago

    Over the weekend Debipriya, and Marcus and Christina have joined us for technical rehearsals. As you can see from this snapshot of Marcus and Christina, everything is ready for Wednesday's Home Concert. A year ago we set up Home Concert Club to share music with friends and neighbours and support the professional musicians among us. We have reached so much wider and further than we imagined.

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  • Julie Schwarz1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    Last night's Home Concert was given by two very different and very talented musicians. 106 households joined us to share live performances from John Reid and Clare Connors. A gorgeous evening of music, and lots of smiling faces. John's Beethoven: Sonata in A flat, Op. 110 was wonderful, and I'd love to be his neighbour hearing music through the walls. Clare included Inisheer in her programme. It's a tune she was taught by her Primary School teacher, and was in honour of St Patrick's Day. We are lucky people!

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  • Cherry and Jonathan

    Cherry and Jonathan

    Apr 20, 2021

    Thank you Ari. Soooo looking forward to hearing you xxx

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    John Walters

    Apr 19, 2021

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    Apr 11, 2021

    keep up the wonderful concerts and support for the musicians

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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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