Become a friend

Did you know that the the average cost of an Orpheus Sinfonia concert is several thousands of pounds?

Even taking into account income from ticket sales for a sell-out concert, the generous contribution of sponsors and the kindness of established soloists, many of whom play for a fraction of their normal fee, our income level for a concert falls far short of our total expenditure. Orpheus Friends and Chair Sponsors are a vital income stream in the funding of concerts and without their contribution it would be impossible to maintain the number and excellence of our concerts throughout the year. You can support the talented young musicians of the Orpheus Sinfonia by sponsoring a Chair in the orchestra or becoming a Friend.

There are several ways in which you can give your financial support to the Orpheus Sinfonia as a Friend and all of these are important in helping us to fund the 8 or 9 concerts which are performed in each annual season. All Friends receive our regular newsletter Orpheus News and are invited to an annual drinks reception with music performed by players from the Orpheus Sinfonia.

Become a chair sponsor

By becoming a chair sponsor you can directly support the orchestra by paying for the cost of a player’s chair. Your donation will enable a musician to remain involved in all the performance opportunities of the Orpheus Sinfonia’s orchestral season for the year.

This is a very special way of showing your appreciation and commitment to the Orpheus Sinfonia and you can be certain that your donation will be hugely appreciated by the talented young musicians who make up our orchestra. You will have an opportuntiy to meet the musician of the Chair you have sponsored, during the interval at one of the concerts.

Chair sponsors are invited to an annual lunch usually hosted by our Patron, Dame Judi Dench or President of the Friends Aled Jones; they also receive an invitation to our annual Friends drinks reception with music performed by players from the Orpheus Sinfonia and receive our regular newsletter Orpheus News.

Chair Sponsor


Platinum Friend

for a minimum donation of £250

Gold Friend



£25 (£40 for couples)

To become a Chair Sponsor or Friend please contact us on:

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Tel: 020 7734 6650

There is a Friends desk at every concert where you can complete a form and join immediately.

Download our application form to become a friend

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