Chetham’s has now concluded its Raise the Roof campaign to raise money for our new School Building, so thank you to everyone who made a donation. The new School Building has been a phenomenal fundraising success, in very tough economic times.
Thank you so much for the overwhelming support from everyone who bought bricks to help us raise the money for the new School Building. Please see all the wonderful messages that people have left with their bricks on the Virtual Wall of Donors.
You can read about the Raise the Roof campaign in our Newsletters :
However, there are still many ways in which you could be a part of our new School Building, and make an invaluable contribution to our ongoing capital developments, which amount to £50 million in total (see Capital Developments).
The Chetham’s new School Building will officially open in Autumn 2012. We are delighted to be offering a very special opportunity for supporters of Chetham’s: the chance to have your name engraved on a plaque in The Atrium of the new School Building.
There are a limited number of spaces available, making this a one-off chance to be part of our fantastic new home. For a donation of £1,000, which can be made as a single donation or over five years, you can have your name, or the name of a loved one, engraved on a plaque that will feature in the main public area of Chetham’s, The Atrium of the new building.
Our new building includes dedicated rooms for practice and music tuition, as well as for ensemble rehearsal, music technology and academic teaching alongside purpose-built performance spaces and, for the first time ever, a dedicated Outreach Centre.
We are offering supporters the opportunity to name a room within the new building. You could name it after yourself, your business, a loved one – or after anyone you would like to immortalise in the building, for students and staff to remember them for years to come.
The new School Building development is the first in a series of capital developments which will transform Chetham’s. The total cost of the transformation is £50 million, and so we are appealing to everyone to make a contribution – no matter how large or small - to help us complete our journey.
Phase 1) New School Building – opened in Autumn 2012
Phase 2) Medieval Site Works – to begin once the new School Building has opened
- Demolition of the current music school (The Palatine Building) which is in an unsustainable condition and obscures the site of where Manchester began
- Conversion of classrooms into living accommodation and essential upgrades to existing student accommodation in The Millgate and Nicholls Building
- Critical repair and restoration work
- Structural changes to prepare the medieval site to welcome a wider public in, alongside Chetham’s School of Music
- All of the above will lead towards the creation of a major new Visitor Attraction
Phase 3) Concert Hall – it is a priority for the School to complete this as soon as possible
Donate by Credit Card
Donate via credit card by calling Development Manager Elizabeth Coulson on 0161 838 7202
Donate by Cheque
Please make cheques for capital works support payable to “Chetham’s Hospital”. If you are a UK tax-payer, we can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation. Please just print out a Gift Aid Declaration form and send it with your donation to:
The Development Office
Chetham’s School of Music
Some of our parents are holding their own coffee mornings listening to music performed by their children and inviting friends to make a donation to Chetham’s, and other supporters are embarking on sponsored cycle rides or trying to break world records in order to help us to raise money to provide our young musicians with the facilities that they need and deserve, and to enable us to share modern and historical Chetham’s with a wider public. Whatever you are able to do would make an important contribution to the project.