Children's Classic Concerts,
46a Fortrose Street,
G11 5LP UK
0141 334 8500


The Essential Orchestra presents...

Help us celebrate 25 years of presenting amazing family concerts

Did you know between August 2018 and July 2019 Children’s Classic Concerts:

  • Reached 13,618 children and their families
  • Performed 20 concerts
  • Presented 98 workshops
  • Provided 719 free tickets to children and families in need of support

But this is not enough!  We want to do more and we need your help.

The Big Give Christmas Campaign

We are delighted to have been accepted as part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019, the UK’s largest match funding campaign.  By donating to CCC through The Big Give this Christmas your support could be doubled through match funding – last year the Big Give campaign raised over £13 million pounds for participating charities.

As part of our 25th Anniversary, CCC hopes to raise £25,000 which will then be doubled through The Big Give to fund performances the length and breadth of Scotland.  This is a fantastic opportunity to reach our goal.

The Project: The Essential Orchestra Presents…

In the past 4 years, CCC’s Essential Orchestra has performed to 8428 people with concerts in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen but…you can’t fit an orchestra into a tiny community hall in the Highlands of Scotland.

How can every child in Scotland, no matter where they live, experience one of our Essential Orchestra performances?

We want to:

  • visit 25 different venues – from communities in Shetland to the beaches of the Isle of Lewis, schools on Skye to youth groups in Dumfries
  • inspire the lives of 1500 children, immersing them in live music performance through creative workshops.
  • break down geographical barriers without building new walls. We want to give the smallest of venues the same opportunities as the largest of concert halls.

Free screenings of The Essential Orchestra’s specially devised and filmed version of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf will be introduced live by musicians who will get everyone involved in CCC’s famous music-making workshops.  This project had been devised to give CCC the flexibility to celebrate our 25th Birthday with audiences anywhere in Scotland – from Shetland to the Outer Hebrides, Elgin to Dumfries.

Can you help us reach the parts (and the children!) other orchestras can’t reach with a donation of £25, £250 or even £2,500? (Any multiples of 25, or other donation, would of course be hugely welcome!)

Donations made to CCC’s Essential Orchestra presents… project via will be doubled only during the campaign.


Donations will be matched for 7 days from 12pm on Tuesday 3rd December, #GivingTuesday, until 12pm on Tuesday 10th December.

If you would like to support CCC then that week is the time to do it!

One donation – twice the impact

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