Welcome to our Patrons’ Page
We are very grateful to our loyal Patrons, whose names are shown on this page, for their valuable financial support during these unprecedented times when the future of live music itself seems at risk – but we have survived!
And we have planned for you a full season of concerts with world-class soloists performing your favourite works. We simply could not have done this without the generous donations of our Patrons.
As a Patron you will be entitled to
- discounts on concert tickets
- privileged advance booking directly with YGO for the best seats
- complimentary programme
- exclusive listing in our concert programme and website
- free invitation to our Chair’s pre-concert drinks reception
- complimentary attendance at our soloists’ Masterclasses
- free invitation to the YGO/YSJU orchestral workshop day
- complimentary attendance at any of our rehearsals
You may be familiar with the remarkable story of the YGO. Founded in 1979 by John Hastie for one concert only – and here we are 42 years later!
In addition to the major works in the repertoire, we have also performed under Simon Wright’s encouraging and masterful baton, all the symphonies of Mahler and Sibelius – a unique double of which we are very proud. We have regularly attracted world-class soloists to York and commissioned new works especially for the orchestra. Our concert reviews are a testament to our successful endeavours over the years. You can listen to us here.
‘The City of York can be proud of the orchestra that bears its name’ was how one critic described the orchestra. Your financial support helps us maintain these demanding standards in the future in the face of ever-increasing costs.
Your contribution also provides valuable support for our outreach activity of giving free tickets to local schools via York Music Hub, which does so much for music education in the city – a vital investment in the encouraging and building of audiences for the future.
Sign up to become a Patron
Please complete a Standing Order (on-line if you have internet banking) with the following details:
- Name of the organisation: The Guildhall Orchestra
- Bank Details: HSBC Bank, Parliament Street, York
- Account Number: 11192523
- Sort Code: 40-47-31
- Reference: Your name
The minimum annual subscription is £75 for a single patron or £120 for joint patronage, which can also be paid in instalments if that is more convenient. Any contributions above these amounts will also be of enormous help.
Once your Standing Order has been set up, or if you need any further information, just email me at…
… and I will be happy to help.
Thank you for supporting us and we look forward to welcoming you to our concerts.
List of Patrons ( as at 27/11/2021)
Penelope Armour (in memoriam)
Mr & Mrs P J Bartle
Mrs M A Blakeson
Dr R Brech
David & Wendy Brooks
John & Josephine Bryan
Mrs Lucy Charnock
Mrs Colleen Copley
Mrs Christina Cramb
Terry & Mary Crawford
Mr & Mrs R Dexter–Smith
Mr D Dickson
Helen & Robert Dobson
Mr A Evans
Mr F & Mrs M J Finney
Mr & Mrs K Freeman
Mrs Olwyn Fuller
Ann Green CBE
David & Janet Hopton
Jeremy & Paula Horsfield
Rosemary Johnson (in memoriam)
Mr L & Mrs C E Mackinlay
Prof. Andy Marvin & Heather Marvin
Mr D Miller & Mrs S Gray
Cllr. Ashley Mason
Paul & Ellen Murphy
Sheila Newman (in memoriam)
Giles & Alex Nightingale
Dr Maureen A Porter
Prof. Tony & Dr Eva Robards
Cllr C Runciman
David Rymer & Laurent Simon
Tina & Peter Sanderson
Nigel Tooze & Chris Shaw
Peter & Penny Smith
Commodore Paul Sutermeister
Peter & June Vaughan
Miss V Walpole
Hon Alderman Richard Watson
Mrs Ann Wilson
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