Building Bridges through Music and the Arts
Concordia was founded by international singer and broadcaster Gillian Humphreys. We are delighted that Gillian was awarded an OBE in recognition of her charity work in the New Year’s Honours List 2014.
Gillian founded Concordia out of her real concern for building bridges of friendship and excellence through music and the arts.
Our key aims are to:
- encourage, support and promote young emerging musicians on the threshold of their careers.
- initiate and develop unique educational programmes for school children from underprivileged backgrounds.
- build music projects with disadvantaged schools across the world, whilst working with talented students from local music colleges.
- perform recitals at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and work with patients on the stroke and dementia wards.
- provide public concerts at prestigious venues across London.
Have a look at this short film to learn more about the World of Concordia.
Gillian auditions young musicians and assesses whether they suit the ethos of Concordia. A Concordia Artist must be an excellent musician and performer and also display the values necessary to our work: communication, enthusiasm, kindness and a willingness to learn and share skills.
A Concordia Artist can have the opportunity to perform in prestigious venues in London such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James’s Piccadilly, The National Portrait Gallery and the Wigmore Hall. We provide these platforms for our Artists to support their career path to international success in the world of music.
Some of our Artists join our Young Audiences programme of events presenting workshops in underprivileged schools and creating interactive productions that bring together thousands of children from all ethnic backgrounds.
Concordia travels around the world with education projects, most recently our MUSIC FOR LIFE project taking place in the Korogocho slums in Kenya.
Concordia presents atrium recitals at the Chelsea & Westminster hospital and goes up on to the wards to play for the stroke and dementia patients. Concordia Artists also perform Music and Art events for young patients during holidays and for special occasions such as birthdays.
A programme that enables one or two young people to gain experience by assisting Gillian Humphreys in the running of the Concordia Foundation.
A newly initiated scheme designed to train some of our young Artists in the necessary skills to run education and hospital outreach workshops and projects.
Concordia Foundation is based on private philanthropy and donations and does not receive any government funding. Please click here to discover the various methods by which YOU can help Concordia.