The aim of the HPO's Godchildren is to
- awaken a love of music and playing music
- offer families a shared experience
- support the development of musical and motor skills in children
The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra invited once again an entire age group to be its godchildren, this time all babies born in Helsinki in 2012. Altogether 3400 families have signed up for the programme, representing over half of the entire age group. The invitation was passed on to families with the help of Helsinki’s child welfare clinics. Families who register for the Godchild Project receive a gift CD featuring classic orchestral music that is performed at special concerts in spring and autumn geared to the child’s age at the time.