Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Support Schubert !

A major new development! The Oxford Lieder Festival has been offered amazing matched funding for its Sponsor a Song scheme. This means big money for a small but exceptionally worthy enterprise, which this year mounts the biggest and most comprehensive celebration of Schubert's songs and chamber music ever attempted in this country, enhanced by talks (Graham Johnson), films, masterclassses, exhibits and community events.

The more we the public help Oxford Lieder's Sponsor a Song, the more funding they'll get from the mystery sponsor. For £25 you can sponsor a Schubert song. Some of the favourites are already taken, and some special songs cost up to £100 to sponsor, but that's fair enough. We need the Schubert Project to succeed. You'll get a mention in the programme book for the recital at which your song is being performed. Not that that in itself is a big deal, but this is such an ambitious, brave project that supporting it will be good for Lieder and for your karma.

Of course, Oxford Lieder will  receive matched funding only if the songs are sponsored. You can sponsor a song from just £25, which will be worth £50 to us (plus Gift Aid). More here:£25. Please get involved and see your name or that of a dedicatee alongside a wonderful Schubert song in The Schubert Project programme.

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