Patronage

Become a Patron of the Orchestra

As a registered charity (charity registration number 700863), the City of York Guildhall Orchestra depends to a large extent on the interest, enthusiasm and generosity of individual music lovers.

Public funding is almost impossible to attract and the economic climate does little to encourage corporate sponsorship.  The Patrons of the orchestra through their loyal support and financial backing make an invaluable contribution to its success.  They also play a role in spreading the word encouraging awareness of, and support for, the concert series.

Patrons subscriptions of £75 (or more should you so wish) annually make a major contribution to the orchestra’s financial security, and enable it to promote exciting events that would otherwise be impractical.  Even better, for those of you who are tax payers, completing a Gift Aid form allows the orchestra as a charity to reclaim some money back from HMRC at no disadvantage to yourself. 

There are several benefits enjoyed by the Patrons of the orchestra, including:

  • Advance notice of the orchestra’s activities;
  • Privileged booking for the orchestra’s concerts - seats are specially reserved for the use of Patrons until a few days before the concert;
  • A name credit in the concert programmes;
  • A Patrons’ newsletter;
  • An invitation to social events run by the orchestra;
  • The opportunity to attend rehearsals.

For further information please E-mail the Patrons Secretary, Sue Mills, at:        patrons@yorkguildhallorchestra.com


Current list of Orchestra Patrons

We are extremely grateful to the following for their encouragement and support of the orchestra (15 October 2016):

  • Mr Ainsworth
  • Mr K Allen
  • David Atkinson
  • Mr & Mrs P J Bartle
  • Dr R Brech
  • Mrs M L Brown
  • Mr John Bryan
  • Mrs Margaret Bryan
  • Mrs Lucy Charnock
  • Professor Sir Ronald Cooke
  • Mrs Copley
  • Mrs C Cramb
  • Ian Cuthbertson
  • Mr & Mrs R Dexter–Smith
  • Mr D Dickson
  • Mr RH & Mrs HM Dobson
  • Carrie Drewer
  • Mrs P Dunwell
  • Mr Geoff Egginton
  • Mr A Evans
  • Mr F & Mrs M J Finney
  • Mr F & Mrs K Freeman
  • Mrs Olwyn Fuller
  • Mr M Galloway
  • Anne Green CBE
  • Mr T Green
  • David & Janet Hopton
  • Jeremy & Paula Horsfield
  • Mrs Karen Hyman
  • Mrs Felicity Jones
  • Mr Peter Jones
  • Mr Graham Long
  • Mr L & Mrs C E Mackinlay
  • Mrs Heather Marvin
  • Professor A Marvin
  • Mr D Miller & Mrs S Gray
  • Mrs A Morris
  • Paul & Ellen Murphy
  • Cllr K Orrell
  • Mr & Mrs J A Pook
  • Mr & Mrs D Rayner
  • Dr & Mrs Dick & Elizabeth Reid
  • Professor Tony & Dr Eva Robards
  • Mr LW & Mrs MA Robinson
  • Cllr C Runciman
  • Mr D Rymer
  • Tina & Peter Sanderson
  • Mr Patrick Scott
  • Mr Gerard Simpson
  • Margaret Smith (in memoriam)
  • Mrs Sara Stancliffe
  • Commodore PR Sutermeister
  • Mrs A Theakston
  • Mrs Judith Thorpe
  • Mr & Mrs Urmston
  • Peter & June Vaughan
  • Miss V Walpole
  • Hon Alderman Richard Watson
  • Mrs Anne Wilson
  • Dr David Wilson
  • Mrs Honor Wright