Just in: Wigmore Hall raises £1m, and gets another £1m bonus

Just in: Wigmore Hall raises £1m, and gets another £1m bonus


norman lebrecht

February 10, 2014

The Wigmore Hall’s Endowment Fund hit its target of £1 million today, which triggered a matching grant, a Catalyst Award, from Arts Council England.

“We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of all those who contributed to our Endowment Fund Appeal,” commented Wigmore Hall’s Director, John Gilhooly. “Their gifts have enabled us to reach this pivotal moment in the Hall’s fundraising history. With more than £2 million already raised, the Wigmore Hall Endowment Fund is set for the long term… We hope to raise £7 million by 2020, an ambitious target but one to which we must aspire. With the additional income the Endowment Fund will provide, we can ensure that the Hall’s programme remains exciting and dynamic, always innovative and appealing to a wide audience.”

Wigmore Hall