Friends of the Orchestra

40th Anniversary Merchandise

A special range of products is now available with our 40th Anniversary logo — clothing, bags, mugs — all to celebrate this special occasion.

​They can be ordered direct by following this link

Mugs are available via the Chandos Friends' Secretary Chris Balch.   Get your order in now while stocks last!

Posted by friends on Monday, September 17, 2018

Did you know that you could be a real friend to the orchestra?

​In existence since 1991, the Friends organisation has played a vital part in supporting the orchestra – helping it to grow and develop a real place in the local music scene – and while we greatly appreciate the Friends that we have, there is always room for a few more!

​Quite simply, with more Friends we can continue to provide our audience with high quality live classical music, opportunities for young soloists to perform with a full symphony orchestra, and the chance for local (plus some not so local!) musicians to come together to play challenging and exciting repertoire that cannot always be attempted by amateur orchestras.

​Please do come and join us. You will be made very welcome. 

​Best wishes

Chris Balch

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