Welcome to our Patrons’ and Friends’ Page
Our Big Anniversary Offer!
We are very pleased to say that we are marking our 40th anniversary season with enhancements to our supporters’ benefit package.
As a Friend you will receive
- discounts on concert tickets
- complimentary attendance at any of our rehearsals
As a Patron you will additionally be entitled to
- complimentary programme
- exclusive listing in our concert programme
- free invitation to our Chair’s pre-concert drinks reception
- complimentary attendance at our soloists’ Master class
- free invitation to the YGO/YSJU orchestral workshop day
The last forty years
You may be familiar with the remarkable story of the YGO. Founded in 1979 by John Hastie for one concert only – here we are starting our 40th season in September 2019!
Over that time, we have played most of the symphonic music in the Romantic and early twentieth century repertoire. Under Simon Wright’s encouraging, masterful baton we have performed the entire symphonic output of both 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.
‘The City of York can be proud of the orchestra that bears its name’ was how one critic described the orchestra. Your financial support will help us maintain these demanding standards in the future in the face of ever increasing costs.
The loudest cheer we get at Simon’s now traditional ‘thank you’ concert speech is the mention of the free tickets we give to schools, done with the kind support of the wonderful York Music Hub that does so much for music education in the city. With your contributions, we can continue this vital investment in encouraging and building the audiences of tomorrow.
Sign up for our Big Anniversary Offer
All you have to do is to download, print and complete the three forms shown at the bottom of this page.
- Standing Order Form: to specify your personal contribution
Patron – £75/£120 (single/joint). or
Friend – £30
If you wish to donate more than the these minimum amounts, please do so as every £ extra helps
- Gift Aid form: to increase your contribution by 25% at no cost to you if you are a UK tax payer
- GDPR form: to allow us to keep you informed of our activities
Return all the completed forms to:
York Guildhall Orchestra
York Music Hub
Archbishop Holgate School
Thank you for supporting us and we look forward to welcoming you to our concerts.
For more information, please contact:
List of Patrons ( as at 17/12/2019)
Mr & Mrs P J Bartle
Dr R Brech
David & Wendy Brooks
Mrs Colleen Copley
Mrs C Cramb
Terry & Mary Crawford
Mr & Mrs R Dexter–Smith
Mr D Dickson
Helen & Richard 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
Mr L & Mrs C E Mackinlay
Prof. Andy Marvin & Heather Marvin
Mr D Miller & Mrs S Gray
Paul & Ellen Murphy
Sheila Newman (in memorium)
Prof. Tony & Dr Eva Robards
Cllr C Runciman
David Rymer & Laurent Simon
Tina & Peter Sanderson
Prof. Karen Stanton
Peter & June Vaughan
Miss V Walpole
M R Watson
Mrs Ann Wilson
All information held about our Patrons and Friends is fully in accordance with our GDPR undertakings.
Standing Order Form
Gift Aid Form
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