Project information

Mahler 2nd Symphony

To produce a version of this major choral work employing professional support for rehearsal and public performance.

September 2017 - March 2018

Charity information: Northampton Bach Choir

Northampton Bach Choir
  • Need


    Extreme unlikelihood on cost grounds of the work ever being experienced by choir members or of being heard by a live audience outside principal concert venues


    Enable the fulfiment of the target without dangerously depleting the choir's financial resources

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To add to funds already allocated for professional musical training and direction.


    » Profit-making social functions
    » Sale of choir recordings

    Public accountability of having covered all costs

    Aim 2

    To cover the cost of engaging professional soloists for accompaniment


    » Raffles

    Public accountability of having covered all costs

    Aim 3

    To present to the paying public a version of the work meeting the highest standard of performance


    » 10 weeks of focused graft in rehearsal

    Critical acclaim by peer review

  • Impact


    Addition of the work to the choir's repertoire and experience. Satisfaction achieved by choir members in having participated and of audience in having measured by feedback questionnaire


    Low audience participation, mitigated by full marketing and promotion programme


    By written account and event follow-up, including media coverave.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Soloist Professional fees
      £500 Venue Hire Public auditorium
      £1,200 Stage Hire Demountable platforms
      £2,000 Music Director Professional fees
      £1,000 Repetiteur Rehearsal accompanist fees
      £300 Publicity Media
  • Background


    Weekly rehearsals in local High School hall. Performance in St.Matthew's church, Northampton


    All choir members (130) and professionall engaged support (3). Audience estimated at 350 plus society at large.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The choir is the largest and most widely-appreciated of its kind in the East Midlands region

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    David Tristram

    Choir Chairman

    Mark Gibson

    Concert Manager

    Jennie Woods

    Hon. Treasurer

    Alan Robertshaw

    Sponsorship Coordinator