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 the New Year’s Honours List 2014.
The Concordia Foundation is a charity that supports young professional musicians on the threshold of their careers in the pursuit of excellence. Concordia looks to develop the “whole artist” through giving diverse opportunities to its chosen artists.
There are 3 equally balanced aims:
- To encourage, support and promote young emerging artists
- To initiate and develop educational links between Concordia Artists and school children
- To build bridges worldwide through international performances of artists both in Great Britain and overseas
Achieving the balance between these three aims is the cause towards which Gillian and her team work tirelessly. Please view this short film of the World of Concordia and click on the links below to explore how Concordia builds its bridges.
Beyond the Horizon took place on 7th January 2014 at St Martin-in-the-Fields. A musical journey from East to West, creating tapestries of classical music woven through the folk traditions of Japan, Europe and the New World to bring the ancient arts to a new generation. The programme included Two World Premieres by Fabio D’Andrea (“Album of the week” Classic FM, Top 10 Classical Charts (2013)) Please click here for further details.
Gillian auditions young artists and assesses whether they suit the ethos of Concordia. A Concordia Artist must be an excellent musician and performer and the Foundation takes on artists who display 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’ 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 combined with LifeStraws in Kenya 2011
THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC
Concordia presents atrium recitals at the Chelsea & Westminster hospital and Music and Art events for young patients during holidays and for special occasions such as birthdays.
A programme which 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.