Ensemble OrQuesta

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2020 will mark our fourth year of bringing opera performances to London. We continue to be passionate about presenting new and exciting interpretations of both well-loved and lesser-known operas to as wide an audience as possible. We have relished the challenge of constantly raising our standards to produce high-grade performances in professional venues, and we are proud of the critical acclaim that we have received.  

We have been immensely grateful for the interest that people have shown in our work. The support and encouragement given by our audiences has been vital in enabling us to explore interesting repertoire, to foster the talents of young singers, and to develop creative and imaginative ways of making smaller-scale opera accessible in fringe venues. Thank you.

We are excited about bringing at least two professional productions to London every season, at the Cockpit Theatre and the Arcola Theatre during Grimeborn. Our lack of core funding for these specific projects, however, is a concern for us. Despite our best efforts, we currently have no sponsorship. We produce our operas with the smallest budget possible, and this often means that we have to make difficult compromises. For example, we can only sustain a very short rehearsal period (usually less than ten days), which inhibits our artistic development, and we simply do not have enough money to pay all the members of our musical team, (we often have to rely on ‘good will’ participation).

For this reason we are creating a Friends and Sponsors Scheme for those who enjoy our work and who would like to help support our forthcoming projects.

Ways that you can support our work

1) Become a Friend for £70.
This would give you the following advantages:

- Exclusive pre-concert talk for all our performances
- Free interval drinks for the John McIntosh performances
- Free programme for all our performances

2) Become a Sponsor for a musician, from £300.
You could choose to sponsor a singer or a player. We will gratefully acknowledge your support in our programme, and on our website (unless you wish to remain anonymous). 

3) Become a Sponsor for a particular production, from £1000.
You or your company could offer to sponsor a particular production. Your company logo or name will be included on all our publicity material and our programmes (unless you wish to remain anonymous).
If you are interested in this option, please write to contact@ensembleorquesta.com for more information.


4) Make a ‘one-off’ donation – any donation, small or large, will make a difference to us. We accept Paypal donations. Please use the link below. 

5) Become a Volunteer.
All our productions are run by a very small team. We are always grateful for extra pair of hands to help with publicity, operate the Box Office, sell drinks during the interval etc... Please write to contact@ensembleorquesta.com if you would like to join our team.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!