Friends of the Orchestra
Latest Information for Friends
It seems such a long time since our March concert – so much has happened since then! Chandos hopes you are all keeping well.
You will no doubt have seen on this website that we have had to postpone the September and November concerts until 2021. With the uncertainty surrounding being allowed to meet as an amateur music group, the restrictions on how many can meet up, how far apart and the need to keep audiences safe with social distancing we really had no choice.
Whilst we have not yet totally ruled out putting on a concert in November – much can change between now and then! – our 2020 season will certainly not be complete and the committee is discussing what should be done regarding your Friends membership for the year. Having lost at least one of this year’s concerts we are keenly aware that you are not getting the benefit from membership that you would normally receive.
We will be in touch as soon as we can with a brief newsletter (such as we can do at the moment!) and details of how we hope to go forwards.
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 help 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.
What are the benefits of becoming a Friend of the orchestra?
- A free programme at each concert
- Your name in the programme and on the display stand
- Invitation to orchestra workshops
- A regular Friends' newsletter
- That nice warm feeling that comes from knowing you are supporting one of the very best voluntary orchestras in the Midlands, all for the modest subscription of £15 pa per couple or £10 for an individual.
- If you'd like to join us please click here