By raising awareness to the figure of 97% we hope not only to empower those who experience sexual harassment but to empower all to take action, speak up and make some noise. It makes more of an impact when men speak up about violence against women. Find out more at: Violence against women- it's a men's issue.
FUNDRAISE AND SUPPORT SOLACE WOMEN'S AID
Through our public concerts we aim to raise funds to support Solace Women's Aid. Every £10 could provide an emergency food parcel to a family fleeing abuse and every £100 could provide life-saving counselling support for survivors to recover from their trauma.
MAKE CLASSICAL MUSIC MORE INCLUSIVE
97 Ensemble will always champion works by underrepresented composers in our concerts. In addition to our public concerts, we aim to give performances at Solace Women's Aid's centres and bring classical music to those who may otherwise have not experienced it.
I was a third year undergraduate student at the Royal College of Music in 2020 when Black Lives Matter protests happened across the world. A student at the prestigious Royal College of Music, yet I had never performed music by a Black composer, and I had only ever once performed one work by a female composer - on international women's day. Since then, I worked with the directors, governors and head of departments to make syllabuses and concerts more inclusive. It is now a requirement for students at the Royal College of Music to perform a work by an underrepresented composer in at least one of their exams. All students now learn of underrepresented composers in the first year historical studies course.
- Niki Moosavi, Founder
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