National Children’s Orchestras – NCO

The National Children’s Orchestras (NCO) received a Covid 19 Music Hardship Grant from The Radcliffe Trust in July 2020.  NCO is an organisation that works with exceptional young people aged seven to 14 years old to experience the joy of orchestral playing.

NCO’s award in July 2020 helped fund pivotal ‘replacement’ digital activity for 438 young musician members as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Most importantly, the grant supported the NCO through serious financial pressure at a time when their young students needed them most.  The work culminated in a mass multi-track performance of a specially commissioned ‘NCO Mambo’, which included choreography, DIY percussion and improvisation.

You can watch the final performance here: