Patronage of the Orchestra

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. However, as an orchestra, we continue to plan for the season ahead accepting that our programme may be curtailed by events completely beyond our control.  Your support is vital in helping us present the music you love, as soon as we are allowed to do so, with world-class soloists performing your favourite works.

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

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 – and here we are in our 41st season!

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.

Our future

‘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…

patrons@yorkguildhallorchestra.com

… and I will be happy to help.

Thank you for supporting us and we look forward to welcoming you to our concerts.

Angelo Braganza
Patrons’ Secretary

List of Patrons ( as at 20/10/2020)

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Mr & Mrs P J Bartle

Trevor Berry

Tom Bird

Loretta Braganza

Dr R Brech

Clare Brind

Alyson Brody

David & Wendy Brooks

John & Josephine Bryan

Margaret Bryan

Helen Byrne

Katharine Carter

Mrs Lucy Charnock

Mrs Colleen Copley

Mrs C Cramb

Terry & Mary Crawford

Ian Cuthbertson

Mr & Mrs R Dexter–Smith

Mr D Dickson

Helen & Robert Dobson

Geoff Egginton

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

Clare Howard

Cathy Hunter

Frances Jones

Mr L & Mrs C E Mackinlay

Prof. Andy Marvin & Heather Marvin

Mr D Miller & Mrs S Gray

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

Mark Saunders

Patrick Scott

Marc Schatzberger

Nigel Tooze & Chris Shaw

Rome Sigsworth

Gerard Simpson

Helen Speight

Peter & Penny Smith

Prof. Karen Stanton

Gill Stilwell

Commodore Paul Sutermeister

Mark Sykes

Judith Thorpe

Peter & June Vaughan

Miss V Walpole

Hon Alderman Richard Watson

Mrs Ann Wilson

Clive Woolley

Honor Wright

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