Volunteers in action

June 2008

Walking for Musequality?


A big thank you to Sylvia Trench who walked the 500 mile-long Camino de Santiago, from the Pyrenees in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and raised £1,000 for us.

Official charity at Bedford Park Festival

We were thrilled to receive a donation of £9,000 as one of the official charities at the 2008 Bedford Park Festival, a traditional fete and craft fair. We also ran a stall on Acton Green (opposite Turnham Green tube station, where David Juritz launched his busking tour), selling raffle tickets and button badges.

April 2008

Fundraising concert

Friends and supporters of Musequality, including trustee Sir Humphrey Maud, performed music by Spohr and Bach at a fundraising concert on 24 April in the Michael Room, St Michael and All Angels, Chiswick, London W4. The concert raised over £600 for Musequality.

January 2008

Sponsored music practice pilot a success

Kew School

Pupils from Kew College, Kew, Surrey, took part in our first ever sponsored music practice, running a pilot project to help us set up a successful scheme. James Allen’s Saturday School for the Performing Arts launched its sponsored practice with a stunning concert from the staff.

December 2007

Carol concert raises funds for Musequality

The London Chorus held a special Carols Plus fundraising concert at St Michael and All Angels church in Chiswick, west London. The programme included readings from actor Richard Briers and a performance of Ferdinand the Bull from David Juritz, with Ronald Corp conducting.

October 2007

Last busk at Number 10

David Juritz

After nearly five months busking Round the World and Bach, David Juritz gave his last performance on the streets (this time round) on the steps of 10 Downing Street. He’d busked in 50 cities in 24 countries in every continent other than Antarctica. He played the entire repertoire for solo violin by Bach and repeated the E major prelude over 300 times. His last busk was recorded and appeared on the Number 10 website.