|Knitting Concerts Celebrate Ten Years|
Robert Bridge looks forward to the new season & new sponsors
As the years have passed attendance has grown and nowadays audience numbers are good, often amazing, and in the last few years a season of concerts raises between £4000 and £5000 whereas the costs of the concerts come in at about £1400. So the maths speaks for itself: the concerts are healthy enough to fund themselves. And of course, inevitably, most sponsors have wanted to determine the choice of charity, which is understandable, but means that the musicians who, I think it is fair to say do the most work and are paid nothing, rarely have the fun of nominating the charity and sometimes find themselves supporting a charity that they have little connection with.
So this year I'd like to say a really huge thank you to all of you who have helped to fund the concerts over the last couple of years but this year I shan't be asking you to help out and instead returning the choice of charity to the performers - indeed at least half of the concerts this year have already had charities nominated by the performers.
However, before you close your chequebooks or log out of your internet banking I am offering you instead the opportunity to help fund the performers themselves. They take it on the chin that they play for nothing but some of them rack up significant travel expenses for rehearsals and the performance and turn down other work in order to make themselves available.
Meanwhile, for your diaries, the dates this year are
As ever all concerts are at All Saints Church, Putney and start at 7pm.
Click here to find out what a knitting concert is.
January 10, 2014