Enrich the lives of our community’s most disadvantaged children and adults and fill their days with the joy of music.
Research in music demonstrates that we benefit on many levels – emotional, intellectual, social and even physical – from the shared experience of live music.
As patrons of quality live music, we all cherish the time spent listening to music with others, and the joyful impact this can have on our daily lives.
“I enjoyed this concert – it made me have happy tears.” Share the Music participant
Donations ensure that people from disadvantaged backgrounds have the opportunity to experience inspiring music in the Centre’s beautiful spaces. Since the program started in 2010, Share the Music has provided transport and tickets to over 4000 people, enabling them to attend concerts at the Centre, many for the first time.
We partnered with Insight Education, Statewide Vision Resource Centre and Vision Australia last year, when visually-impaired children and adults attended To Sleep to Dream, an aural, surround-sound installation, for which sighted audience members were blindfolded. With its superb acoustics, the Recital Centre is a natural fit for such partnerships. We continue to extend our work with these organisations, offering the opportunities to explore wonderful sounds in our performance spaces. We have been delighted to welcome many school and community groups in our audiences this year, including members of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Music Group, Access Inc. Drumming Group, and students of Wooranna Park Primary School.
To both sustain and expand the program, we need your support.
Your donation brings quality music to people from all walks of life who encounter barriers in attending live music; your personal support allows them to join our community of music lovers.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. If you would prefer to donate by mail, you can use the downloadable form on this page.
For more information, please contact:
P 03 9207 2664
Testimonial received 19 November, 2014:
“I want to personally thank you for the attention and support you extended to the Emmy Monash group today. To have our people included in such a special musical event at the Recital Centre places them back in the world, and that is so important.”
Lifestyle & Life Enrichment Program Coordinator
Emmy Monash Aged Care
“I want to personally thank you for the attention and support you extended to the Emmy Monash group today. To have our people included in such a special musical event at the Recital Centre places them back in the world, and that is so important.” Pamela Bruder, Lifestyle & Life Enrichment Program Coordinator, Emmy Monash Aged Care
“We are from a low socio-economic area and many of our children have never left Geelong, let alone been to a theatre. With thanks to the MRC many of our students have been able to have this amazing experience, and as a Performing Arts Educator, I believe my purpose is to help provide these experiences, and MRC has helped me achieve these dreams.” Amanda Baulch, Performing Arts Specialist, Northern Bay College
“Tom very rarely attended recreation outings. He agreed to come along to the concert and advised he really enjoyed the musical experience. Being able to offer Tom and our clients the chance to experience a classical music experience is such a thrill for myself and other recreation staff. Thank you to Melbourne Recital Centre for their ongoing generous support of Wintringham’s recreation program. So far over 70 of our clients have enjoyed a classical music experience.” Catherine Floy, Recreation Coordinator, Wintringham Housing
“I found the orchestra superb and the whole experience was delightful.” Annette, Wintringham Housing
“They were amazing! They play the instruments like magic!” Alex, Wintringham Housing
“We all really enjoyed the experience. The students said the concert was ‘awesome!’ and ‘inspiring!’ Thank you.” Teacher, Wooranna Park Primary School
“The look on the children’s faces while watching is worth its weight in gold.” Amanda Baulch, Performing Arts Coordinator
“The Melbourne Recital Centre was totally amazing. “ Brandon, Tate Street Primary School
“When we went to the Melbourne Recital Centre, the performance and the music was fantastic.” Jessica, Tate Street Primary School