As a small arts organisation, The Sixteen is reliant on the generosity of our supporters in order to carry out our ambitious programme of work each year and fulfill our mission of bringing choral music to the widest and most diverse audience possible. The Sixteen receives no regular public funding and as arts funding becomes harder to find, that financial support becomes ever more valuable. It means a great deal to us.
‘The Sixteen are so welcoming and friendly you make us feel part of the family. Please pass on our appreciation and thanks to everyone for a very special evening.’
We strive to bring choral music to as diverse an audience as possible. Education and outreach is a core part of our work, but one that is entirely reliant on external funding. The past year has seen us collaborate with Streetwise Opera, a wonderful charity that helps people who have experienced homelessness move on with their lives, on a performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion.
We have also undertaken education projects, bringing state school
children to Hampton Court Palace for a very special, interactive performance and taking our singers to schools around the country in areas with particularly low engagement in the arts. None of this would be possible with your help.
As a thank you, we are delighted to offer our supporters a range of benefits including: complimentary CDs; the opportunity to meet Harry Christophers and the choir at private events and dinners throughout the year and priority booking for our own-promoted concerts.
‘I loved the chance to sing with The Sixteen even if it was only a short grace.’
There are many ways to get involved, from joining one of our Patrons’ Circles, contributing to a recording or towards our education and outreach work.
For an informal exploratory chat, please contact The Sixteen’s Development Manager, Christina McMaster, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7936 3420.