Gabriel’s Angels: help create a new piece of music

Posted on: February 21, 2013 in: Concert Focus


City of London Sinfonia have commissioned a new composition for choir, organ and chamber orchestra from the renowned Gabriel Jackson and we want you to be part of it.

Allow us to introduce you to Gabriel’s Angels; a crowd funding campaign where you’ll be able to become a patron of the arts and help us create a piece of music that will be performed to over 10,000 people throughout the UK. In order to make this commission a reality, we need to raise £6,000 to cover the cost of the composition and performance.

Here’s a little information on the composer behind the campaign; Gabriel Jackson. Firmly established at the forefront of the choral composition world, Gabriel Jackson has created pieces for the likes of The Sixteen, BBC Singers and the Varsari Singers. His striking compositions are in the repertoires of many of Britain’s leading cathedral and collegiate choirs and he won the liturgical category at the inaugural British Composer Awards. We’ll be keeping you up to date with news and interviews on Gabriel’s new commission throughout the campaign!

To say thank you to all of those people who contribute to new music and our campaign, we’ve got some special CLS rewards to send you:

£5 donation will get you a limited edition Gabriel’s Angel badge

£10 donation gets you a badge and your name in the Requiem Tour programme

£20 donation gets you all of the above plus a postcard from a CLS musician from a Cathedral of your choice

£50 donation gets you the badge, your name in our programme and “Gabriel’s Angels certificate of honour”

£100 donation earns a badge, your name in our programme and signed copy of Gabriel’s latest release (signed by Gabriel Jackson and Stephen Layton)

£250+ donation gets you a meet and greet with the composer himself…

The commissioning of new choral and orchestral works is fundamental to the survival of classical music, yet it can also turn out to be a very expensive process. So turn down that last drink at the pub and invest in the future of music. It will make you feel good – we promise!

After yesterday’s launch, we’ve gotten off to a great start but we still have a long way to go. It’s time to get crowd funding!

Follow the JustGiving link below to donate:

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Performance locations/dates for  Requiem Tour (inc. Gabriel Jackson’s new commission)


Friday 3 May, 7.30pm Durham Cathedral

Monday 6 May, 7.30pm Ely Cathedral

Friday 10 May, 7.30pm Portsmouth Cathedral

Saturday 11 May, 7.45pm Derby Cathedral


Friday 11 October, 7.30pm Coventry Cathedral

Saturday 12 October, 7.30pm Guildford Cathedral

Wednesday 16 October, 7.30pm Exeter Cathedral

Friday 18 October, 7.30pm Chester Cathedral

Saturday 19 October, 7.30pm Southwell Minster

Saturday 26 October, 7.30pm Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral