PATRONS AND FRIENDS
Do you see yourself as a Patron of the Arts? Do you want to help us on our journey towards being recognised as one of the top choirs in the UK? Maybe you want acknowledgement in our programmes, pre-concert receptions, to get the best seats or to see how we work close-up. As a Friend or Patron you can do this and become a member of the Hertfordshire Chorus family.
We offer four different levels of contribution
Friend – annual subscription of £50
Bronze Patron – annual subscription of £200
Silver Patron – annual subscription of £400
Gold Patron – annual subscription of £600 (or more)
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GRANT AWARDING BODIES
We feel we are in a privileged position. Not only can we afford to support our personal involvement but we experience first-hand the importance of group singing to mental and physical wellbeing. The arts is constantly evolving and we want to share the benefits of group singing with our local community and bring new choral music to the wider world.We present a diverse programme (Baroque through to present day – Jazz and Classical) and are committed to educating the next generation of singers and concertgoers. In particular we collaborate with schools, run community singing projects and encourage of living composers by commissioning new works. Over the last ten years we have had support from some 30 trusts, foundations and local authorities. Our thanks go to the following grant bodies
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WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THESE FUNDERS
NEW COMMISSIONS FUND
Hertfordshire Chorus has a Choral Commissions Fund which is ring-fenced from the general finances of the Chorus so that individuals and organisations can contribute directly to the commissioning of new works. Our recent commissions include:
Will Todd – Mass in Blue
James McCarthy – Codebreaker
Will Todd – Ode to a Nightingale
Steve Block – Solaris
Orlando Gough – ICE
Howard Haigh – Land of Light
Roland Perrin – Songs from the cage
Edward Gregson – The Dance, Forever the Dance
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Hertfordshire Chorus (Registered Charity Number 281627) Click here to find us on the Charity Commission website
The choir has an annual budget of around £120,000 to support its concert and associated activities. Revenue is raised primarily from members’ subscriptions and ticket sales however in order to bring the highest quality music to our audiences, to involve adults and children in our local community and to bring new works to the choral world we rely on additional fundraising.