The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017

We are excited to have been chosen to participate in The Big Give Christmas Challenge again this year! The focus of our campaign will be our 2018 gargantuan performance and recording project, An English Coronation, at Ely Cathedral in July 2018. Please support us!

This is our first reconstruction project for over a decade and it draws on the music of the four coronations of the last century to celebrate these extravagant but solemn services. These occasions employed vast choral and orchestral forces which, in true Gabrieli fashion, we will recreate, breathing new life into familiar music. There is a huge wealth of repertoire to choose from, including Parry I was Glad, Elgar O Hearken Thou, Walton Coronation Te Deum and earlier works by Byrd, Handel, Purcell and Tallis. Our performing group will be nearly 400-strong: at least 250 young singers from Gabrieli Roar, 50 Gabrieli Consort and an orchestra of 80, including some rare early-twentieth century instruments.

By donating through The Big Give between 28 November and 5 December any donation – big or small – is DOUBLED!

We are hugely grateful to board member Roger Le Tissier for making the initial pledge required to make us eligible for participation: please join him in supporting this remarkable project!

How do I donate?
Online at

When should I donate?
Between midday on 28 November and midday on 5 December

How much can I donate?
As much or as little as you like! We are grateful for all support, and any amount will be doubled.

When is it happening?
The performance is on 23 July 2018 at Ely Cathedral – please join us! Tickets will be available via our website soon.

How can I get more information?
Contact Susie York Skinner at or on 020 7613 4530.