Exeter Philharmonic Choir, established in 1846, is very grateful for the generosity of its supporters over many years. Their support ensures that we can continue our long tradition of providing high-quality choral music as an important part of the South West’s cultural scene. The choir greatly appreciates the contributions, large and small, of our Friends and Sponsors. With their help we can both maintain a high standard of music ourselves and also offer performance opportunities to local young musicians as soloists or in youth choirs. If you would like to play your part too, there are several ways in which you can support us.
Supporters or Patrons
Individual people can become either Supporters or Patrons, both of whom receive a range of benefits, such as priority booking for concert tickets, invitations to choir social events and a newsletter. Patrons enjoy the additional benefit of a free ticket for one of our concerts and free concert programmes. The names of all Supporters and Patrons are printed in our concert programmes. Annual membership as a Supporter currently costs £25 (£37.50 for a couple). Annual membership as a Patron costs £60 (£90 for a couple). Please contact Sarah Dean on 01395 271867 for more information or click on the link to our leaflet.
We also welcome organisations as Corporate Sponsors of the choir. We present five concerts a year, mostly in Exeter Cathedral, to audiences from the South West and beyond. Possibilities include single-concert sponsorship, annual sponsorship, sponsorship of a venue or sponsorship of a soloist. Corporate sponsors receive acknowledgement in our concert programmes and on the choir’s website. For full details of options and costs, please email email@example.com
Patrons Clive Anscott, Raymond Calcraft, John Dyson, Robert Gittings, Gloria and Nigel McCarthy, Elizabeth Matthews, Victoria and Jeremy Robinson, Charles Scott-Fox, Tony Smale, Mr and Mrs Gideon Sumption, Mike Watson, Dennis Whitehead, plus one anonymous patron. Supporters David Allen, Captain Martin and Mrs Jane Blight, Joan Boyne, His Honour and Mrs Francis Gilbert, Maureen Joslin, Sheila Skillings, Jonathan and Pamela West.
Another effective way to promote your organisation and support the choir is by advertising in our professionally produced concert programmes, which are on sale at all our concerts. For details of rates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have loved or have sung choral music all your life, you may wish to leave a legacy for future music lovers by helping Exeter Philharmonic Choir to continue its 170-year-old tradition of making wonderful music in the South West. To discuss this in confidence, please contact email@example.com.