David Webb

David's WINTER JOURNEY 2021 - Cycle 500 Miles then sing a Recital

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Sadly there has been a change of plan due to COVID and GOV Lockdown Guidelines - so the original 300 Mile 3 Recital plan won't be happening.....

HOWEVER, I will now instead be Cycling over 500 Miles starting on Blue Monday 18th January before joining a group of friends and colleagues to perform Schubert's Song Cycle Winterreise on the 29th January at The WIgmore Hall at 1pm. (Live Stream Feed at https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/)

Schubert’s Song Cycle ‘Winterreise’, written nearly two hundred years ago in 1828, delves deep into humankind’s propensity to feel, our emotional turmoil, grief, loss, depression and suicide with some of the most hauntingly beautiful music written for piano and voice. It’s a stark reminder that whilst technology and the world around us has changed, our basic human emotions haven’t. 

My goal is to raise £5000 for Two Mental Health Charities which will allow two people counselling and therapy once a week for a year. 

‘Over the last few years I’ve been very vocal about Mental Health, my own battles with depression and suicide, as well as trying to encourage people to lookout for one another. The idea to do this Song Cycle challenge has been on my mind for a number of years but due to work and scheduling it never quite fitted, until a performance at the Wigmore Hall and a conversation with John Gilhooly afterwards that made it all seem like it could happen. I’m truly grateful to John and The Wigmore Hall for supporting this challenge and encouraging me throughout the whole planning of it’

This Challenge had been planned for a while but it seems especially poignant to commit to it even more so given COVID 19 has plagued our ability to work and perform as musicians and artists, with entire years worth of work being cancelled and the repercussions that brings for individuals and families alike. This is why I’m raising money for both MIND and Music Minds Matter for Help Musicians UK. 

Anything you can donate will make a huge difference. 

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Help Musicians is a charity that loves music and for over 100 years has been working hard to make a meaningful difference to the lives of musicians across the UK. We want to create a world where musicians thrive. Love Music, Help Musicians

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