SLJ Grand Piano Restoration Project

Funded on Spacehive 15 May 2020

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SLJ Grand Piano Restoration Project

SLJ Grand Piano Restoration Project

St Lawrence Jewry Guild Church Council By St Lawrence Jewry Guild Church Council

To preserve the tradition of City of London's longest continuous free weekly lunchtime piano recital series by restoring St Lawrence Jewry Steinway Grand Piano, previously owned by Sir Thomas Beecham.

City of London Delivery stage

12
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£8,481
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This project was funded on 15 May 2020!

St Lawrence Jewry has been providing continuously free lunchtime piano recital every Monday for many decades. The church currently uses a Steinway Model D Grand Piano that was made in Hamburg in 1926 and thought to be previously owned by Sir Thomas Beecham, a famous English conductor and impresario. Although the church does its best to maintain the piano, it now needs to have a big restoration to put it back to international concert standard. The piano recital series is part of the church's music ministry of providing a venue for aspiring pianists to showcase their talents/skills to an appreciate audience. Many of these artists have now made names for themselves and are performing around the world. It attracts the largest number of attendances per week among the City Churches lunchtime concerts/recitals. It is a haven for City workers to enjoy live classical music during their lunchtime. The piano recital series is being ran by volunteers.

What we'll deliver:

  • To preserve the tradition of providing free lunchtime piano recital to the City of London workers and visitors
  • To provide aspiring pianists a venue to showcase their talents/skills to an appreciative audience
  • To provide a space for both City workers and visitors to enjoy live classical music at lunchtime
  • To provide a grand piano that performs at an international concert standard
  • To preserve the grand piano previously owned by Sir Thomas Beecham, a famous English conductor and impresario
  • To provide public to do volunteering works

Why it's a great idea:

Restoring St Lawrence Jewry Steinway Model D Grand Piano will: 1. Preserve the long standing tradition of providing free weekly lunchtime piano recital in the City of London 2. Provide aspiring pianists a venue to showcase their talents/skills to an appreciative audience 3. Provide a space for both City workers and visitors to enjoy live classical music at lunchtime 4. Provide a piano that performs at an international concert standard 5. Preserve the grand piano previously owned by Sir Thomas Beecham, a famous English conductor and impresario 6. Provide a place where the public can do volunteering works

Steps to get it done:

  • The piano needs to be picked up to be restored in the restorer's shop.

Location City of London

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How will the money be spent?Total £8,302

Grand Piano Restoration - £7,780 (94%)
Other - £522 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

94%
Grand Piano Restoration
£7,780
6%
Other
£522
  • Spacehive fees
    £400
  • VAT
    £80
  • Transaction Fees
    £42

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Future Piano tuning and maintenance works

Total £8,302

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