Friends of the Orchestra

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Dear 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.

Hazel Whitefoot
CSO Chair

Posted by chair on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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. 

​Best wishes

Chris Balch

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