Charlie Rowley, General Manager of the Northern Chamber Orchestra, said:
“If anything good has come out of these last terrible twelve months it is that, in being forced to stop, we’ve truly realised the value of what we have and above all our relationship with our audiences. This award is a crucial step in re-engaging that relationship and building for the future.”
Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair, Arts Council England, said:
“Investing in a thriving cultural sector at the heart of communities is a vital part of helping the whole country to recover from the pandemic. These grants will help to re-open theatres, concert halls, and museums and will give artists and companies the opportunity to begin making new work.
We are grateful to the Government for this support and for recognising the paramount importance of culture to our sense of belonging and identity as individuals and as a society.”
The funding awarded today is from a £400 million pot which was held back last year to ensure the Culture Recovery Fund could continue to help organisations in need as the public health picture changed. The funding has been awarded by Arts Council England, as well as Historic England and National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.
Concert details for the Northern Chamber Orchestra’s 2021-22 season will be announced in due course at www.ncorch.co.uk.