127%

funded

US$3,343

raised of US$2,629 fixed goal

Funded

on 16 January 2015

Launched: 8 Dec 2014

Funding ends: 16 Jan 2015

Helios Collective is an initiative dedicated to promoting a new generation of theatrical and operatic performances, whilst nurturing the development of young, talented artists. By aiming to engage wider artistic interest, its productions and related projects revitalize theatre and opera works – old and new – through exciting collaborative ventures. Our latest venture is to launch a series of opera club nights at the CLF Art Café in Peckham, London, called Toi Toi. We want you to be part of this ambitious project, which endeavours to provide a platform for young artists, as well as expanding access to opera by showcasing modern works and non-classical operas in a friendly and relaxed setting.

'Brilliantly located…highly imaginative and affecting double-bill.'
*****
Opera Now

'This event was a premonition of the future of British Classical music.'
****
James Macnamara, Broadway Baby



Toi Toi 2015: A Modern Opera Club Night

Toi Toi 2015 will present two evenings of continuous musical entertainment in an alternative setting in order to demonstrate the versatility and relevance of opera to modern audiences, as well as seeking to highlight the links between popular music and opera. To this extent, we are bringing together some leading London bands, rock and electric opera groups, classical–jazz fusion groups, and politically aware modern classical operas, all in two evenings of entertainment. We want to show that opera is as alive and as modern as the other genres of music that are included in each evening’s entertainment. A bonus for night owls is that the CLF will be putting on a club night after-party in the same venue after the main event each evening.

Artistic Director Ella Marchment says:

'I'm really looking forward to this project because it’s the first time that so many different groups will have worked in close collaboration to provide evenings of musical and dramatic entertainment. This opportunity is already generating a sense of camaraderie between several companies that operate in London. It’s a friendly platform for presenting works and for audiences to relax in while they experience opera as they’ve never experienced it before!'

Time / Dates: 19:30 on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th January 2015
Venue: The CLF Art Café, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST




Programme:
Both evenings offer an enticing programme of popular music, combined with – amongst other genres – classical and electric opera. It is a celebration of new music, performed by young and talented artists.

Friday 23rd January

Private drinks reception for backers and an exclusive act:
Matt Huxley and Friend (computer-generated live performance duo)

Main Events: FTG Productions, The Promised Land by Joel Fisher (new commission)
Helios Collective July 20th, 1944 – A Last Farewell by Noah Mosley (new opera commission)
Helios Collective, Flush by Paul Cott (new opera commission)*
INKA (indie rock band)

Cavalier, Rock Tosca by Puccini and James Schouten (re-orchestration)*

'It Is About To Begin' from July 20th, 1944 – A Last Farewell

Saturday 24th January

Private drinks reception for backers and an exclusive act: 


Eva Mason (singer-songwriter)

Main Events:
Helios Collective, When I'm Jumping by Matt Huxley (new opera commission)*


Helios Collective, July 20th, 1944 – A Last Farewell by Noah Mosley (new opera commission)*


Helios Collective, Flush by Paul Cott (new opera commission)*


Christian Prior Jazz Ensemble (classical-jazz crossover)


Rebecca Hanbury and Alex Groves (physically immersive new opera commission) 



Jennifer Watson, R.I.O.T (new opera commission)

*All items marked with asterisks will be performed and produced by members of Helios Collective. Full programme details can be found here.

'I Am Constantly Busy' from Flush



Purpose of crowdfunding and how the funds will be used
By raising money through this crowdfunding campaign, we hope to be able to cover the basic costs involved in producing the two-day event, including venue hire, lighting design, technicians, equipment hire, set design and stage management. Anything raised above our £2000 target will give us the opportunity to be more ambitious with the project, and in turn create a more exciting evening of entertainment.

There are many ways to engage with this highly unique project, either by attending the event, or by taking advantage of one of the many exclusive rewards on offer in return for your generous donation.



Background of Helios Collective
Helios Collective, formally known as Helios Chamber Opera, was founded in 2012 by Artistic Director Ella Marchment as a means to provide opportunities for young artists across the creative spectrum. Helios has rapidly become renowned for its bold projects, originality, and commitment to quality.

Since its foundation, Helios Collective has produced an eclectic array of events involving over 100 of Britain’s most promising up-and-coming young artists. These events have included concert series and masterclasses, composition and libretto writing competitions, a UK tour of William Walton's The Bear alongside two new composition commissions, and an international tour to the St Petersburg Philharmonia in Russia to perform Peter Maxwell Davies's Eight Songs for a Mad King and Walton's Façade.


Reviews
'Astonishing, mesmerizing Eight Songs for a Mad King – a gratifying fulfilment of Grimeborn's aim to give young performers the chance to explore ideas and to make opera accessible and innovative.'
****
Tim Bano, Everything Theatre (2014)

'This was music theatre which was vividly alive.'
****
Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill (2014)

'An intriguing and challenging production that should not be missed.'
****
Carolin Kopplin, UK Theatre (2014)



Follow us
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeliosCollective
Twitter: @helioscollectiv
#toitoi2015
Website: www.helioscollective.co.uk





Reward Terms and Conditions

  • All backers will be acknowledged on the Helios Collective website. When purchasing a reward, please indicate if you would like to remain anonymous.
  • E-tickets will be sent via email five days in advance of the first event (Monday 19th January 2015).
  • Unless you have VIP ticket, tickets for the club part of the evening are to be purchased separately on the night of the performance.
  • For any ticket enquiries, please contact Ella Marchment (Artistic Director, Helios Collective) at [email protected]

£6

(approximately US$8*)

Early Bird Concession Ticket (one performance)

  • Access to a performance on either Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th January 2015 (usual price: £8). Please indicate which performance you wish to attend when purchasing the reward.


Remark:

  • 50 available (25 per performance)
  • Additional tickets can purchased at checkout


43 Available

7 Backers

£9

(approximately US$12*)

Early Bird Adult Ticket (one performance)

  • Access to a performance on either Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th January 2015 (usual price: £12). Please indicate which performance you wish to attend when purchasing the reward.


Remark:

  • 50 available (25 per performance)
  • Additional tickets can purchased at checkout


36 Available

14 Backers

£12

(approximately US$16*)

Early Bird Concession Ticket (both performances)

  • Access to both performances on Friday 23rd AND Saturday 24th January 2015 (value: £16)


Remark:

  • Additional tickets can purchased at checkout


25 Available

0 Backers

£20

(approximately US$27*)

Early Bird Adult Ticket (both performances)

  • Access to both performances on Friday 23rd AND Saturday 24th January 2015 (value: £24)


Remark:

  • Additional tickets can purchased at checkout


23 Available

2 Backers

£25

(approximately US$33*)

Concession VIP Ticket (one performance)

  • Access to a performance and club night on either Friday 24th or Saturday 25th January 2015. Please indicate which performance you wish to attend when purchasing the reward.
  • Reserved seating (priority seats are reserved for backers on a first come, first served basis)
  • Invitation to backers' pre-concert drinks reception and performances by Matt Huxley's Two-Man Band (23rd January) or Eva Mason (24th January)


Remark:

  • 40 available (20 per performance)
  • Additional tickets can purchased at checkout


35 Available

5 Backers

£35

(approximately US$47*)

Adult VIP Ticket (one performance)

  • Access to a performance and club night on either Friday 24th or Saturday 25th January 2015. Please indicate which performance you wish to attend when purchasing the reward.
  • Reserved seating (priority seats are reserved for backers on a first come, first served basis)
  • Invitation to backers' pre-concert drinks reception and performances by Matt Huxley's Two-Man Band (23rd January) or Eva Mason (24th January)


Remark:

  • 40 available (20 per performance)
  • Additional tickets can purchased at checkout


39 Available

1 Backer

£50

(approximately US$66*)

VIP Toi Toi 2015 Pass

  • Access to both performances and club nights on Friday 24th AND Saturday 25th January 2015
  • Reserved seating (priority seats are reserved for backers on a first come, first served basis)
  • Invitation to backers’ pre-concert drinks reception and performances by Matt Huxley’s Two-Man Band (23rd January) and Christian Prior’s Jazz Ensemble (24th January)


Remark:

  • Additional tickets can purchased at checkout


15 Available

5 Backers

£100

(approximately US$132*)

VIP Toi Toi 2015 Pass and Sponsorship

  • Sponsorship for your company/ individual on any Toi Toi 2015 promotional material
  • Access to both performances and club nights on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January 2015
  • Reserved seating (priority seats are reserved for backers on a first come, first served basis)
  • Invitation to backers' pre-concert drinks reception and performances by Matt Huxley's Two-Man Band (23rd January) and Eva Mason (24th January)

9 Available

1 Backer

£125

(approximately US$165*)

EXCLUSIVE CHRISTMAS REWARD

  • Noah Mosley, Helios Collective’s Musical Director, will write an Christmas aria to a voice part of your choice dedicated to a friend or loved one. This is a perfect and highly unique Christmas gift for any music lover.
  • This reward is only available until the end of December 23rd 2014.

No Longer Available

0 Backers

£150

(approximately US$198*)

Behind the scenes Toi Toi 2015 Pass

  • Opportunity to attend selected Toi Toi 2015 rehearsals subject to approval from the artistic director
  • Access to both performances and club nights on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January 2015
  • Reserved seating (priority seats are reserved for backers on a first come, first served basis)
  • Invitation to backers' pre-concert drinks reception and performances by Matt Huxley's Two-Man Band (23rd January) and Eva Mason (24th January)

10 Available

0 Backers

£250

(approximately US$329*)

Perform at a Toi Toi 2015

  • If you are part of an act which you think is appropriate for a Toi Toi 2015 evening, you now have an opportunity to perform at this unique event
  • Subject to approval by the artistic director
  • 2 x VIP tickets for your guests to the production you are scheduled in

5 Available

0 Backers

£500

(approximately US$658*)

Opera Performed by Helios Collective at Toi Toi 2015

  • If you have written an opera and / or would like to see scenes from a particular opera performed at Toi Toi 2015 by members of Helios Collective, you have the opportunity to help programme this unique event
  • Subject to approval by the artistic director
  • 4 x VIP tickets for you and your guests to the production the opera is scheduled in

2 Available

0 Backers

£1,000

(approximately US$1,315*)

Title Sponsorship of Toi Toi 2015 in January

  • 4 x VIP tickets for you and your guests to both Toi Toi 2015 nights in January

1 Available

0 Backers

£3,000

(approximately US$3,944*)

Private recital for you and up to 50 guests

  • 4 x VIP tickets for you and your guests to both Toi Toi 2015 nights in January
  • Scheduled at your convenience

2 Available

0 Backers

£5,000

(approximately US$6,573*)

Title sponsorship of Toi Toi 2015 throughout the year

  • 4 x VIP tickets for you and your guests to all Toi Toi 2015 nights
  • Scheduled at your convenience

1 Available

0 Backers

£10,000

(approximately US$13,145*)

Title sponsorship of Helios Collective productions and events for the season 2015–2016

  • 2 concessions to every Helios event in the 2015–2016 season
  • Private recital for you and up to 50 guests
  • 10 x VIP tickets for you and your guests to the inaugural Toi Toi 2015 event on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January 2015

1 Available

0 Backers

Contribute any amount

  • We welcome any pledge amount. Thank you for supporting the project without any rewards.

26 Backers