Rob McIndoe is helping to launch this national fundraising event taking place on Thursday 7th May at 8pm. This coincides with the ‘Clap For Carers’ and the 196th anniversary of the Vienna premiere of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony from which comes the iconic ‘Ode to Joy’ theme. Here’s a message from Rob about it.
‘Musicians from all over the world, including some from leading orchestras such as the Philharmonia, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, have come together to create a remote recording which will be “premiered” at 8pm on the 7th of May. This recording has also been incorporated into our event’s video campaign which is now available on YouTube:
We are seeking your help to spread the word and invite the nation’s musicians of all ages and abilities to play the Ode to Joy from their doorsteps. Music for this will become available later this week, along with a link to the 8pm video release on the facebook event page:
The campaign pays tribute to our NHS carers and we hope it will also raise awareness of the impact the current crisis is having on musicians and artists, causing many musicians like those featured to be out of work… So as a result, we are using the campaign to raise money for both the NHS Charities Together and Help Musicians UK with our BEETHOVEN789 Just Giving pages:
We’d be enormously grateful if you might support the campaign and share the event page and video on social media, to help spread the word and make this national event a success.
So remember… Beethoven 789
7th May… 8pm… 9th Symphony for a national ‘Ode to Joy’!