KCO Concert in December 2007
Charity Concert in aid of the Friends of Thomas Coram
|Rossini||Overture to 'The Barber of Seville'|
|Mozart||Piano Concerto No 21 (soloist Simon Callaghan)|
|Handel||Water Music Suite in F|
|Schubert||Symphony No 5|
|Gershwin arr. Meyers||3 Songs|
The Friends of Thomas Coram
The Friends of Thomas Coram comprises two complementary charities.
- The Foundling Museum
Foundling Museum celebrates the pioneering work of Captain Thomas Coram who established
The Foundling Hospital in 1739, which was the first institution in Britain for "foundling babies."
Many eminent figures of the 18th Century, including the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel,
wer early supporters of the Foundling Hospital.
The Museum tells the story of this unique institution through the remarkable collections of art, music and social history.
- Coram Family
Coram Family is a leading children's charity that aims to develop and promote best practice
in the care of vulnerable children and their families.
Coram Family, thought to be England's oldest children's charity,
has a reputation for pioneering work in difficult areas and maintains the spirit of its founder, Captain Thomas Coram.
Coram Family pioneers new ways of working with children and is prepared to take risks. We listen to and respect children and young people, promoting their rights and challenging discrimination. We also promote children's emotional health and well being exploring the role of the creative arts in children's lives, particularly for those who are experiencing difficulties.
You can contact the Friends of Thomas Coram at 49 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1 2NQ.