Christmas Campaign

Give the Gift of Harmony

Support Opera North this Christmas and help Give the Gift of Harmony

This festive season, your support can help us to bring the In Harmony Opera North education programme to more young people and adults in economically deprived communities in Leeds and Hull.

Our award-winning Community Residency programme uses music to enrich the lives of over 1,100 pupils across three primary schools in south Leeds each week, raising aspirations and attainment and developing communication skills. Every child receives their own instrument and is taught to play in an orchestral setting; every child learns to sing in a choir.

I hate it when you pack away your instrument. It’s like opening your Christmas present and wrapping it back up!

— Tyler, In Harmony Opera North

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Learn more about the positive change In Harmony Opera North is creating in this short film:

Lots of people don’t expect a lot from us, but because we have been given this opportunity and we play instruments it’s changed what people think, people see us in a different light.

— Helen, In Harmony Opera North

This year, we have also launched a new In Harmony Opera North programme within a community setting on the Thornton estate in Hull.

Your generosity today can make a real difference as we expand this project, bringing music into the heart of our communities:

£10 could give one child a year’s worth of music books
£50 could give one child a week of intensive tuition at Opera North Orchestra Camp
£150 could give one child their own violin
£500 could give one child their own cello

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Or call 0113 223 3553 to support the appeal. Thank you.

Here at Opera North our fantastic teams work with a broad range of projects across our communities and throughout the north of England. Your gift could fund a variety of Opera North activities but however you decide to donate we’ll ensure that your money gets to the projects that need it most.