Fund Corymbus

holsthousezoom      By Simon Brackenborough

When it comes to supporting Corymbus, every donation adds up, and is hugely important to securing the site’s future. There are several ways you can contribute:

A one-off donation via PayPal

A monthly PayPal subscription, with the buttons at the foot of this page, or

A monthly donation through Patreon.

Since I founded this site, I have had fantastic feedback from readers. Your support will help me to continue to publish in-depth writing on classical music from a growing number of writers.

So why have I chosen a voluntary donation model? Corymbus is driven by the idea of music as an inherently life-enriching art form and a force for public good. There are no paywalls because I want the discovery of music to be fully available to all, regardless of income. I also want to create a space free of adverts, promotional material or sponsored content, so that the reader knows every article is written from a position of genuine enthusiasm for the music.

By supporting Corymbus, you are also supporting my intent to rectify the persistent inequalities in classical music, by shining a light on creative work by womenethnic minorities, and other composers outside the mainstream repertoire.

You are also supporting my editorial aim for quality over quantity, and the publishing of thoughtful, nuanced, well-researched writing. Such writing is time-consuming to create, of course, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Anything you can give is hugely important – no matter how small. Your generosity will help to sustain a growing archive of writing that anyone can access, to enrich their understanding of classical music.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for your support!

Simon Brackenborough

What the readers say…

‘A riveting read with some excellent examples. A model of how to write about music on the internet.’  The Symphonist.

‘Currently, some of the most thoughtful and well presented pieces on classical music come from this source.’ Mike Hamlin, writer.

‘This, by Corymbus, is great on rediscovering neglected music and neglected nature.’ – George Monbiot, Guardian columnist and author.

‘An absolutely fantastic article on Ruth Gipps’ – James Turnbull, oboist and founder of Ensemble Perpetuo.

‘Another excellent article – this time on medieval carols & lullabies – on Corymbus’ – Stuart MacRae, composer.

‘Great article about Malcolm Arnold’ – Charles Hazlewood, conductor and broadcaster.

‘Can’t overstate how much I enjoyed and took away from this fantastic piece.’ – Brett Mitchell, Music Director of the Colorado Symphony.

‘A fascinating post by Corymbus on illness & creativity in music’ – Terri Windling, writer and editor.

‘This is a wonderful piece on the great English Hymnal’ – Jonathan Mills, writer.

Fantastic blog from Corymbus, with lots that music educators should think about and discuss with their students’ Alison Butler, music teacher and PhD student.

‘Brilliant, thoughtful new blog … great stuff’ – Bernard Hughes, composer.

‘What a simply brilliant, and immensely illuminating, article. Thank you.’ – Tom Gauterin, conductor and music director of Bristol Classical Players.

‘Discovered the excellent Corymbus website and enjoyed this particular article very much’ – Colin Hoad.

This is absolutely fascinating on Lord Alfred Douglas after Oscar Wilde from Corymbus’ – Eleanor Fitzsimons, author of Wilde’s Women.

‘Well done on creating Corymbus… great to keep classical music alive & to enable people to learn more about it’. – Ninchini, composer.

‘Really interesting on the ondes Martenot and Messiaen from Peter Asimov for Corymbus’ – J.P. Robinson.

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