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Monday, 21 December 2020

Lockdown Presents: on-line musical gift initiative helps support performers and charities

Lockdown Presents - Sophie Dicks
Another new initiative is encouraging musicians to create on-line musical experiences. Lockdown Presents has created a gift experience allowing friends and family to enjoy personalised musical performances from a community of professional classical, opera, singer-songwriter and jazz musicians via video conference during lockdown,  and the company has recently launched a programme for interactive live concerts broadcast directly into care homes via video conference. 

The project features performers who normally perform with English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera Holland Park, at Ronnie Scott's and in West End musicals.

The idea developed after Simone Girardeau and Steffen Hoyemsvoll asked musician friends to create an on-line concert for Simone's 83-year-old grandmother, as she shielded at her home, and this led to further on-line events and Lockdown Presents was born.

Lockdown Presents makes a donation from each booking to the charities Age UK, Mind and Refuge to support the work they do helping vulnerable people and affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Full details from the Lockdown Presents website.

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