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Stamford Bridge Singers

Stuart Nettleship directs The Stamford Singers, and is preparing for a big concert in October to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Stamford Bridge, for which he has composed a new work – The Battle Cantata. The project is to be launched officially on Saturday 5th March, with a concert called Voices …. […]

Read More » | February 4, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none

Djanogly concert

Children’s concert in Nottingham

The Djanogly Community Orchestra, an amateur orchestra in Nottingham, recently gave their first children’s concert. This took place at Ambleside Primary School, and as well as providing a lovely opportunity for youngsters to join in, the orchestra raised £188 for Jessie’s Fund. Thank you, musicians young and less young!

Read More » | January 27, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none


Finding the right instrument

C is a little boy of about 7 who is severely affected by cerebral palsy. Jessie’s Fund has been working in his school for a day every fortnight this term, not only working with the children themselves, but also helping the music coordinator to increase her skills. C can’t communicate with words: in fact he […]

Read More » | November 18, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none

Pennine Sinfonia

Pennine Sinfonia concert, 30th January

The Pennine Sinfonia is an orchestra of 80+ musicians from conservatoires, universities and the freelance world. The orchestra has been supporting Jessie’s Fund since its inaugural concert, in 2014. It’s next concert is a potboiler of a programme culminating in a performance of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, so if you can get to Huddersfield on […]

Read More » | January 19, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none

North Curry Community Coffee Shop

Community Coffee Shop support

A big thank you to North Curry Community Coffee Shop for sending a donation of £155, bringing their total contribution to Jessie’s Fund to £1,055. The café is staffed entirely by volunteers, for the benefit of the local and wider community. Their home-made cakes and soups are a speciality and they also serve light lunches. There […]

Read More » | January 3, 2014 | Category: news | Comments: none


Sunday afternoon music in Harrogate

On Sunday 17 January, at 2.30pm, there will be a concert at the Masonic Hall,  Station Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 5NE.  The performers will all be pupils of Dragon Music run by Debbie Scherer and Sarah Jobson.  The concert will feature their adult pupils playing as an ensemble, supported by solo performances.  There will be a […]

Read More » | January 5, 2016 | Category: news | Comments: none


We were a Proms 2015 charity

We’re were thrilled to have been chosen as one of the four Promenaders’ Musical Charities this year. A dedicated group of Prommers went to all the Proms concerts in the Royal Albert Hall and wielded collection buckets – this year they raised over £111,000, and we have received a grant of £20,520, which will help […]

Read More » | May 28, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none


DiscoMister’s new song for Jessie’s Fund

York teachers Robin Parmiter and Ian Wilson, aka DiscoMister, had a hit with their unofficial world cup anthem last year, and now they’ve released a single, ‘I am You’, to celebrate Jessie’s Fund’s 20th anniversary. The video, which is full of humour but with a serious core, was released on YouTube on Jessie’s birthday: 22 […]

Read More » | October 22, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none

Davies Kenny

Iestyn Davies concert

We’re delighted that on Saturday 7th November countertenor Iestyn Davies and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny will give a recital for us. The programme is comprised of works by three ‘English’ composers praised by their contemporaries as the ‘Orpheus of England’ following their deaths: John Dowland, Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel We experience Dowland’s gentle melancholy, […]

Read More » | February 27, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none

York Guildhall Orchestra with Jacob George

Concert: York Guildhall Orchestra

Many thanks to the York Guildhall Orchestra, whose concert on Saturday 10th  October at York’s Barbican formed part of our 20th anniversary celebrations. Conductor Simon Wright had invited Jessie’s family as the evening’s soloists – parents Lesley Schatzberger and Alan George in Bruch’s rarely performed Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola, and her brother Jacob […]

Read More » | August 3, 2015 | Category: news | Comments: none