Bringing live music to more children

Thank you

Huge thanks to all of you who supported our schools’ programme in the Big Give campaign. We’re delighted to say that we surpassed our target and raised an incredible £44,105! We’re also extremely grateful and proud to have won top prize in the Big Give Awards. Many congratulations to all the incredible other winning charities.

Thanks to you, we’ll introduce more children to our Far, Far Away storytelling performances, and launch our new Immersed workshops, which give pupils the chance to experience a memorised performance of a symphony from right inside the orchestra. Stay tuned for more news over the year.

The Christmas Challenge may have ended but the need for support continues, so we’ve kept this page live for a little longer. If you are able to help us, please take a moment to look at the film above and make a donation via the link below. Thank you!


Help us inspire more children through live music

At Aurora, we passionately believe that every child should have the chance to experience the thrill of live music. We’ve created an award-winning programme for young people from all backgrounds, from our Far, Far Away multi-sensory performances for very young children to large collaborative projects with hundreds of young people.

By working with schools across London, we reach children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to come to the concert hall. And we visit schools for pupils with special educational needs, adapting our Far, Far Away storytelling performances for children with physical disabilities and profound and multiple learning difficulties.

This year, we’ll launch Immersed, our new workshops for schools based on our unique memorised performances, when our musicians perform without sheet music, stands or chairs. Children will have the rare chance to experience live music from right inside the orchestra – up close to the musicians and instruments – allowing them to discover great symphonic works in a powerful way.


How you can help

Donations can still be made by clicking on the link below. We’ll be sharing updates on the programme and the impact of your support, so when you donate please do tick that you’d like to hear from us.

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From all of us at Aurora, thank you for your support.


If you would like to discuss a potential donation or have any questions, please contact Caroline Harris, Director of Development & Strategic Planning on 020 7014 2804 or at

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge
Far, Far Away
By Heart