Do you see yourself as a Patron of the Arts?

Do you want to help us continue to sing concerts of the highest quality with top soloists and orchestras? Maybe you want acknowledgement in our programmes, pre-concert receptions, ticket discounts, to get the best seats and see how we work in rehearsals. Or maybe you want to contribute to our commission fund to help us continue to bring accessible new music to the choral repertoire?

We offer a choice of becoming a Friend, Patron, Benefactor or a member of the Conductor’s Circle.

Supporters scheme

Friends, Patrons, Benefactors and Conductors Circle members are eligible for the following benefits.

Personal booking service for concert tickets
Priority booking of the best concert seats
Invitation to concert receptions
Recognition in concert programmes (unless anonymity is requested)

For more information please contact patrons@hertfordshirechorus.org.uk.

Friend

Becoming a Friend is the ideal choice for someone who wants to share our concerts with friends and family. For twelve monthly payments of £10, Friends receive the following additional benefits. Because it is monetary, in other words a ticket discount, these payments are not eligible for Gift Aid.

10% discount on unlimited tickets
Two free programmes per concert

Benefactor

Benefactor is the choice for people who want to maximise financial support for the choir. By donating a minimum of £50 a month for twelve months without ticket discounts, the whole donation becomes eligible for Gift Aid. A Benefactor will receive the following additional benefits:

Invitation to attend the final rehearsal prior to a concert
Regular copies of Chorus News

Patron

Becoming a Patron is the ideal choice for someone who wants to bring their friends and family and also wants to give some a little extra to the choir through Gift Aid. We suggest minimum payments. All payments over and above the first £10 per month will be treated as a donation and will be eligible for Gift Aid

A Silver Patron will make payment of at least £20 month.

A Gold Patron will make payment of at least £50 month.

Patrons will receive the following additional benefits:

10% discount on unlimited tickets
Two free programmes per concert
Invitation to attend the final rehearsal prior to a concert
Regular copies of Chorus News

Conductor’s Circle

Conductor’s Circle membership is the choice for people who want to support new music and young composers. A member of our Conductor’s Circle donates at least £200 per year for 5 years towards our commission fund. These donations will be used exclusively to pay for new commissions, for their performance and recording. Gift Aid can be claimed in full on these donations. A member of the Conductors Circle will receive the following additional benefits:

Opportunity to meet our composers
Opportunity to watch any commission recordings being made
Their name on CDs (if produced)
Special newsletters about the commissions as they evolve

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.
For more information, please contact sponsor@hertfordshirechorus.org.uk

Read how we help our local community here.

We are grateful for the generous support of these organisations

RECENT COMMISSIONS

Our recent commissions include:
James McCarthy – One Giant Leap
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

Please contact commissions@hertfordshirechorus.org.uk for more information.

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.

Hertfordshire Chorus is registered as a charity (number 281627) with the Charity Commission.

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