Liverpool Phil is rewarded for playing on through Covid

Liverpool Phil is rewarded for playing on through Covid


norman lebrecht

February 05, 2021

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic somehow gave 41 concerts between October and December 2020.

Their reward landed today in the form of a £750,000 grant from the Weston Culture Fund.

The money will boost musical resumption when the present lockdown ends.


  • IC225 says:

    Good news and wholly merited. But as regards the “somehow”, it’s important to note that the RLPO is the only UK orchestra that owns and manages its own main concert hall. There’s the crucial difference.

    • Player says:

      In what sense? Insurance, sheer gumption, ability to use a venue (when others might have been refused access)…?

    • Patrick says:

      The LSO own St Luke’s in Old Street, and they performed an impressive amount of concerts, also Friday recitals. Their online presence was exemplary, with Coffee Concerts, interactive teaching and the Wednesday Quiz open to all! During these times the LSO looked after its core audience, gaining new fans on it’s digital journey. So, the RLPO isn’t the only British orchestra to have embraced technology by having its own dedicated concert hall!

  • yujafan says:

    Before anyone suggests that they are the source of the super-spreading hotspot that is Liverpool currently, they are not! Their online presence and use of technology has been exemplory. Kudos to the RLPO!