102% Funded


Target: £5000


£5,120 Raised


89 Funders

Newry Chamber Music, Autumn 2013

By Joanne Quigley


Newry Chamber Music was set up by myself and my brother David in 2005 with the intention of bringing world class concerts to our home town. We have had a fantastic seven years of events and have welcomed artists from Ireland, UK, Italy, Sweden, Mexico, USA, Russia and France to Newry. We have a very loyal audience and many of them have signed up to our Friends Scheme, without which we would not exist. Friends of Newry Chamber Music give us the vital injection of funds at the beginning of a season to get going and we are hugely indebted to them. Until recently we were also generously funded by a local businessman.

At NCM, It is our aim to dismantle the notion that classical music is elitist and something to be enjoyed by only a few informed enthusiasts. Our concerts are presented in a more relaxed manner . We introduce ourselves, the music, and like to talk a bit about the historical context of the piece - what or who inspired the composer, what to listen out for or, if it is a song in a foreign language, what the words mean! We also present carefully thought out programmes making sure there is something for everyone to enjoy.

We are passionate about music education and encouraging the artists and audiences of the future. Every year we have a Young Artists Concert giving a platform to the cream of Young Irish Musicians. It is very difficult for young artists to get a foot on the ladder and we are delighted to be able to help. We have also recently run a very successful education project with a local primary school (in fact our old school) culminating in a concert where 20 young string players performed 3 pieces we wrote together during one of our main concerts. The kids were so excited to be performing with professional musicians and it was quite amazing to witness their development over the course of a few weeks.

Your help will ensure that we can continue this fantastic work and deliver three extremely exciting concerts during Autumn 2013. We have already secured the Artists who will perform and they include, The Vanbrugh Quartet and International Soprano Ailish Tynan, for her first visit to Newry!

All money raised on Fund it will help towards artists fees, hall hire, publicity costs and occasional piano hire, if needed. All other work involved in the production of a concert is done as a labour of love by us and our dedicated friends and family who believe in our mission and wish to see the continuation of international quality classical music concerts in the Newry and Mourne area. We believe that Newry is a special area and deserves a world class concert series. In addition, due to the standard of our concerts, we attract visitors from Belfast, Dublin and everywhere in between to our vibrant city. With your help, we can keep NCM alive!



Our Christmas Concert

Dear Fundit Friends, I hope you have all had a wonderful 2014. We have one concert remaining this year on 16th December, which will feature the outstanding Irish Soprano Cara O Sullivan. If you would like to join us for this, our annual Christmas Concert, please book your tickets asap via the website. It is nearly sold out! If we don't see you there, we would like to thank you for your support in 2014 and hope to see you for a wonderful year of music making in 2015. Merry Christmas and a happy new year from Joanne, David and all at Newry Chamber Music.

Next Concert Postponed due to Injury

Dear Fundit Friends, I am sorry to announce that we have to postpone our concert next Sunday 6th April featuring myself and Harpist Geraldine O Doherty, due to an injury. We hope to have a new date for this event by the end of the week and will keep you posted! Best Wishes Joanne

Last chance to claim your Fundit Tickets!

Dear Fundit Friends, We have a wonderful concert coming up this week where David will be joined by the extraordinary Clarinetist Michael Collins. If you have a reward outstanding in the form of a ticket/tickets you can use it for this concert. Just drop us an email to let us know you are coming! Here is the link to the programme for Thursday….Hope to see you there. Best Joanne http://www.newrychambermusic.com/concert_pages/concerts_michaelcollins-davidquigley.html

Vanbrugh Quartet

Dear NCM Funders, The fantastic Vanbrugh Quartet will be performing for us on 21st November in a wonderful new venue in Newry. If you have not redeemed your reward and would like to attend this concert, please drop me a line and I will add you to the guest list. Full details including the programme are available at www.newrychambermusic.com. Best wishes Joanne

Details of all concerts

http://www.newrychambermusic.com/emails/autumn2013_newsletter.html Dear Funders, Still time to claim your tickets for our Autumn/Winter concerts. Just let us know your preference! Joanne


Dear Funders, Please ignore my previous update! The venue for the Ailish Tynan/David Quigley concert is now The Church of Christ the Redeemer, Convent Hill, Bessbrook, Co. Down. Full details including map are on our website www.newrychambermusic.com If you haven't selected your ticket options yet and would like to use your reward for this concert, please let us know ASAP. Hope to see you all soon best wishes Joanne

Ailish Tynan Concert and other news!

Dear Funders, We are very excited about our next concert on 15th October featuring the outstanding International Soprano Ailish Tynan. We are delighted to confirm that this concert will now take place at The Friends Meeting House, Bessbrook. If you haven't already done so, please let us know if would like to use your reward ticket/tickets for this concert. We look forward to seeing you very soon! Best wishes Joanne and David

Grateful Thanks!

Dear Funder Friends! Thank you all so much for supporting us. We have three hours to go and are just £100 off our target. It looks like we are going to make it!! There is now a seven day period during which NCM will not have access to the email address you provided to Fund it. After that time, we will be in touch with each of you personally. I look forward to welcoming you to one of our concerts very soon. Best wishes Joanne

On our way!

Thank you so much to all those who have contributed to Newry Chamber Music so far. We're off to a good start, but there is still a way to go! Please continue to spread the word!

funders (89)

There are 83 public funders of this project

There are 6 anonymous funders of this project