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    Simon Feather
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    Some of you may know that I play in the Leeds Baroque Orchestra, which is a period instrument orchestra and registered charity, directed by Peter Holman (of the Parley of Instruments) and specialising in music of the 17th and 18th centuries.  One of the things the ensemble does is give students an opportunity to play on period instruments, which they might not otherwise have.  Our website is here https://www.leedsbaroque.org/.  Putting on concerts is very expensive and we’re heavily reliant on grants and various other kinds of aid.

    I’m hoping you might be able to help… we’re in the middle of a crowdfunding exercise aiming to buy some historical timpani so we can better further the repertoire and opportunities for students.  There’s less than two weeks to go in the campaign and as I write this, there is still over £2500 to raise. Dame Evelyn Glennie has provided a welcome message of support, where she says “The Leeds Baroque Orchestra is a national treasure …  The addition of the Baroque Timpani will not only positively impact the current musicians of the orchestra but allow many percussionists in the future to experience a truly fascinating and historically important aspect of timpani playing.”

    We are grateful for any help, and so if you feel like making a contribution – however small – you can do so here:  https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-timpani-project/.  There are a number of rewards available to contributors.

    Thank you for your understanding and – hopefully – support!

    Simon

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