Melissa Bradshaw

Aurora Orchestra joins The Big Give Christmas Challenge

12:45, 3rd December 2019

The Aurora Orchestra is taking part in online fundraising campaign The Big Give Christmas Challenge from today (Tuesday 3 December 2019) until Tuesday 10 December 2019 in order to raise money for its schools programme.

During the campaign, online donations are doubled thanks to generous match funding at no extra cost to the supporter. The donations will help to support school children in Camden and Islington, giving them the opportunity to take part in Aurora’s interactive Far, Far Away storytelling concerts at King’s Place, Aurora’s Resident Orchestra home. Aurora also works with special schools in Westminster and Haringey to adapt Far, Far Away for children with special educational needs including autism, physical disabilities and multiple learning difficulties.

Over 1,800 children take part in the orchestra’s schools’ programme each year, many of them experiencing live music for the very first time. The programme has won awards from both the Royal Philharmonic Society and Music Education Council.

‘Here at Aurora, we’re constantly thinking up ways to spark a lifelong love of music in our very youngest audience members,’ says Jane Mitchell, creative director at Aurora Orchestra. ‘We passionately believe that every child has the right to enjoy live music. We’re especially keen to make sure that children who might not be able to come to the concert hall can experience what we do.’

To watch Aurora’s Big Give campaign film and make a donation, visit www.auroraorchestra.com/biggive.

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