Our Social Impact
Play, Inspire, Achieve.
We've 70+ players, with an audience of 6,000 at our concerts and we reach over 1.5 millon on line - but The People's Orchestra is much more than a creative organisation performing great live music, with UK premier performances and award winning composers. Each year, we...
Provide over 200 hours of professionally led performance training each year.
Host 8 large concerts with audiences of 500+ and perform at least 20 community events.
Connect with community groups, enabling local elderly and disabled people and other marginalised groups to attend live music concerts.
For every £1 invested in The People's Orchestra, £27 is invested back into the community.
TPO has provided 1800+ valuable work placements in the creative and business sector, helping 272 unemployed people back into work. 81% of our volunteers find paid work.
Provide practical support such as instruments where necessary, as well as emotional support for issues such as performance anxiety.
Since you're here...
… we have a small favour to ask. More people than ever are being helped back into work thanks to our players, and our outreach work is helping more and more people in our community, but this year has been the most difficult ever to raise the grant funding we need to keep going. Fears over Brexit hasn’t help and we really don’t want to increase ticket prices – we want to make our concerts open to all, including the most disadvantaged in our community. So, you can see why we need to ask for your help. The People’s Orchestra is a charity. We play great music but importantly we help loads of people back into work, 270+ to date. Our staff help students gain great marks for university projects too. We are not influenced by billionaire owners, politicians or shareholders. We’re volunteer led, inclusive and diverse. And this gives us the power to yes to all sorts of community causes. It lets us challenge the norm - and prove a point. Being different works. And at a time when music teaching in schools is declining and funding for school orchestras is at an all-time low, we need to expand to fill the gaps and support those who need us, it’s what sets us apart from so many others. The People’s Orchestra long-term sustainability relies on the support that we receive directly from our followers. And we would like to thank all those who are helping to make our future secure. But we cannot stop here. As more of you offer your ongoing support, we can keep investing in quality music and community support. We can remain a strong, progressive force that is open to all. If everyone who attends our concerts, or reads our new, who likes us, also helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as £1, you can support The People’s Orchestra – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.