Victorian Concert Party

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The Bold Balladiers were founded in 1995 by the tenor Michael Goldthorpe to promote live concerts of the best popular Parlour and Music Hall pieces of the Victorian and Edwardian period. In addition to professional presentations in authentic costume throughout the country and in London at the South Bank Centre, the group has an outreach programme for schools (including special needs), colleges, hospitals and for the disabled. The highly successful community outreach programme has visited hundreds of British venues, and has been featured on BBC Radios 2 and 3. Concerts for music societies have included Hartlepool, Hayward's Heath, Bognor Regis, Cuffley, Itton, Long Melford and Stratford-upon-Avon English Music Festival. As well as its own charitable work, the group has helped raise funds for other charities such as UNICEF, SOS BOSNIA and FIREPOWER. In a relaxed informal atmosphere, all are encouraged to participate.
For information on our artists please go to biographies
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As a registered charity, The Bold Balladiers are organised by Trustees and Advisers who meet regularly to discuss policy.

Chair Sue Osman
Secretary Prudence Raper
Treasurer Patricia Mitchell
Trustee Robert Ascott
Artistic Director Michael Goldthorpe
Special Adviser Wendy Eathorne
Costumier Jane Purkiss

Trustees 2019
Meeting of Trustees, London 2019


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