University of Liverpool are offering affiliate status to community music organisations from the Merseyside region through a process of competitive tendering in the opening season of their new auditorium, the Tung Auditorium.
The Tung Auditorium is the University of Liverpool’s brand new, state-of-the art performance space seating up to 400 people situated in the new Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, due to formally open in March 2022.
Thanks to a transformational gift from The Tung Foundation, one of the project’s leading philanthropic donors, the Tung Auditorium has been designed as an acoustically optimised, flexible music performance space, capable of facilitating chamber music, vocal groups, electro-acoustic and multi-media work, or up to a 70-piece orchestra.
The successful affiliates will be able to put on three public concerts per year in The Tung Auditorium on a Saturday or Sunday, on a 50% box office split deal.
Dr Helen Thomas from the University explains:
“The Tung Auditorium is being developed as a high-performance acoustic space to support the requirements of the University’s Department of Music and will exist as a public-facing venue for concerts outside of teaching time”
“It will be a concert hall that is rooted in, and has a positive contribution to, Liverpool’s bustling and varied music scene. As part of that mission, we are inviting community music performance organisations to tender for the status of Affiliate Organisation.”
Interested organisations are invited to participate in a two-stage application process, beginning with an expression of interest via email to be sent by NOON on MONDAY 6 SEPTEMBER.
Applications will be considered by a Selection Committee comprising the Artistic Director of the Tung Auditorium, Head of Music, a student member of Liverpool University Music Society, and a member of the School of the Arts. All organisations will be notified whether or not they will be invited to Stage 2 of the application process by the end of September.