John Lewis Support for RNCM Project

The RNCM was recently awarded a donation by the John Lewis Partnership’s Music Matters programme to support its end of term offsite project, After the Silence: Music in the Shadow of War.

Celebrating a long tradition of supporting music in the community, the Music Matters initiative is designed to help groups which make an outstanding contribution to their local society through donations of £1000 to £5000. For After the Silence, an exciting three day event at IWM North featuring over 300 students, 80 pieces of music and 25 world premières, the College received £1500.

Talking on behalf of the RNCM, Kate Seeckts, Director of Development, said: ‘We were thrilled to receive the donation from the John Lewis Partnership, which made a significant contribution to the overall success of this end of year event. The Music Matters scheme is a great way to support local music projects such as ours, and we look forward to working with the Partnership again in the near future.’

Carole Hartley, Community Liaison Coordinator at John Lewis Trafford, added: ‘Music can make such a difference to people’s lives – it really has the power to bring people together in our local community. We hope that through Music Matters we can go some way to help people take part in a musical experience that really has an impact.

‘The RNCM is a fantastic organisation with a long track-record of creating inspiring music locally. We were delighted to be able to support them, and can’t wait for the next concert!’


Picture caption (l-r): Jacqui Dale (Deputy Artistic Director, RNCM), Christine Wardle (Development Manager, RNCM), Megan Collis (violin student, RNCM), Carole Hartley (Community Liaison Coordinator, John Lewis Trafford), Katie Foster (violin student, RNCM), and Moira Roberts (PR and Marketing Coordinator, John Lewis Trafford)

11 July 2014