Luminosa Orchestra Launches 'Music for Trees' Climate Initiative with Reforest Nation

The Luminosa String Orchestra

Luminosa Orchestra Launches 'Music for Trees' Climate Initiative with Reforest Nation

Next concert on 15 September features Bach, Alwyn, Coleridge Taylor, Elaine Agnew and Seóirse Bodley.

The Luminosa string orchestra has launched a new climate project in partnership with Reforest Nation. The ‘Music for Trees’ project will see the Galway orchestra work with the organisation, which plants native trees across the country, as part of their patronage programme, with 10% of all donations being put towards tree planting.

The orchestra’s patron programme starts at a donation of €50 for the Friend package, and also includes a €200 Silver package, a €500 Gold package, a €1,000 Platinum package, and a Diamond unlimited package.

‘As an arts organisation,’ said Executive Director Lucy Hayward O’Leary, ‘we are acutely aware of the importance of our stage to make a conscious positive contribution to our community, not only through the production of profoundly wonderful live music performance, but also through the support of crucial local and international issues. Climate change is one of those issues and we want to use our voice to contribute to positive climate action.’ The patronage packages will each see a set number of trees planted per package. 

Upcoming concert
Luminosa’s next concert takes place on 15 September in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway, under Principal Guest Conductor Sinéad Hayes.

Included in the programme are Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins with soloists Paul Ezergailis and Bogdan SofeiWilliam Alwyn’s Pastoral Fantasia for Viola and String Orchestra (1939) with soloist Andreea Banciu, Four Novelletten by Samuel Coleridge Taylor (1903), Elaine Agnew’s Carry Each Other (2007) and Seóirse Bodley’s Music for Strings (1952).

For more on the Music for Trees initiative, visit For concert tickets, visit

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Published on 23 August 2023

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