Fund Corymbus

holsthousezoom      By Simon Brackenborough

Thank you so much for choosing to support Corymbus! Every donation adds up, and is hugely important to securing the site’s future. There are several ways to contribute:

A one-off donation via PayPal

A monthly donation through Patreon, or

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

What are you paying for?

Since I founded the site, I have had some fantastic feedback from readers. But I have also been using my own savings to spend time working on it – something that cannot continue for much longer.

Your support will help me to continue publishing in-depth writing on classical music from a growing number of writers, and keep it free for all to read.

By donating, you are supporting a site founded on a belief in the inherent value of music to enrich and enchant our lives, as a force for public good. Corymbus is free of adverts, and no commercial interests are involved.

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

You are supporting a commitment to quality over quantity, in an age of information overload and clickbait. The in-depth articles featured on Corymbus take time to research, write and edit – and 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 learn more about classical music, in all its diversity and depth.

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

Simon Brackenborough

What our readers say…

‘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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