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When Ringo invites you to his birthday

On the occasion of his birthday, the ex-Beatle organized an online event for profit. An orchestra from Chascomús was invited to participate.


We say “the Beatles” and it seems to us something far away, in space and in time. Almost unattainable. Recently, ex-Beatle Ringo Starr turned 80 and celebrated it in a big way. Well, big, but in a virtual way, because the social distancing that is being applied around the world made what would have been a great musical encounter has become a great broadcast by streaming. But let's go to what matters to us: among the musicians invited to his birthday, Ringo participated in an orchestra from the city of Chascomús, in Buenos Aires.

Since 2008, the ex-Beatle holds an event every 7 July, on the day of his birthday. Artists from all over the world meet with a beautiful common goal: peace and love.This year, the celebration took place in a virtual way . The proceeds were directed to different organizations, such as Black Lives Matter Global Network, The David Lynch Foundation, Musicares and Wateraid.

The online show featured great artists, including Ben Harper, Joe Walsh, Sheila E. and, of course, Paul McCartney. Among them, the Argentine representation also took its place: the Orquesta Escuela de Chascomús , the town that is the National Capital of the Orchestras.

The orchestra

The Chascomús School Orchestra has been operating for more than 20 years. It was created by Valeria Atela and initially had only 30 students. Today there are about 1100 students, between 3 and 25 years old. The orchestra is maintained thanks to the Municipality of Chascomús, the Program Choirs and Orchestras of the DGCye and the Association of Friends.

In addition to the musical development of the boys, the project aims to promote inclusion and social, cultural and educational development. At the moment, he has won several awards, such as the Konex Prize 2018. They were also received by Pope Francis.

Today they are ambassadors of peace and love thanks to Ringo Starr, who knew the orchestra because one of the godparents knows one of their producers. The song they sang at the presentation? “All you need is love.” Certainly, all we need is love.

Join the School Orchestra!

The Orchestra is constantly looking for contributions to continue to grow.

What happens when you join in?

  • You contribute to the growth and improvement of the headquarters of the Orchestra-Escuela de Chascomús, which houses and trains hundreds of young musiciansevery day.
  • You allow many more kids to be part of it, thanks to the acquisition of instruments.
  • You help hundreds of kids participate in enriching experiences at national gatherings, festivals and academic musical activities.

If you want to collaborate, get in contact with the Orchestra through this link.

Publication Date: 15/07/2020

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