Support Us

We perform wonderful classical music to a very high standard with top players and soloists in the heart of our community of Wimbledon.  In doing so we make a significant contribution to the cultural life of our community.

Invariably, arts charities struggle to balance financial security with their artistic objectives.   Wimbledon lacks a performance space large enough to accommodate an audience sufficient to fund our music.  If we are to continue to bring music-making of this quality into our community then we must necessarily rely on the generosity of a large number of companies and people who choose to support us in addition to regular attendance at our concerts.  We are hugely grateful to every single one of these companies and people.  Without them music of the scale and quality we perform would simply not be possible in the heart of Wimbledon.

 

Our financial supporters provide support at a wide variety of different levels.  From friends at £50 and more to those who choose to underwrite particularly demanding concerts which can cost far more than can ever be realised through ticket sales alone.  A small core provide the foundations on which our continued existence is wholly dependent.  We are also supported by a number of generous local businesses who, in return, raise the profile of their own activities with local people.

We take a financially prudent approach to our programming and we balance that against the ambitions which we and our financial supporters have for the Academy.  All of our financial supporters are acknowledged and thanked at every single concert we promote (unless they prefer to remain anonymous).  We also offer a variety of levels of acknowledgement and engagement to reflect the level of financial support provided.

We are always happy to discuss ideas and proposals which financial supporters may have.  In addition, a table showing levels of financial support and their corresponding levels of acknowledgement and engagement is set out below as a guide.

FRIEND

£50

  • Regular information about concerts

  • Priority booking for concerts promoted by the Academy Choir Wimbledon

  • Acknowledgement in programme for concerts promoted by the Academy

  • Invitation to an annual post-concert reception to meet the artists

SUPERFRIEND

£100 and more

As above plus

  • Newsletter including a message from the Music Director

  • Reserved seating at concerts where seats are not numbered

  • An invitation to a special musical event

PATRON

£250 and more

As above plus

  • An invitation to attend selected rehearsals

BENEFACTOR

£500 and more

As above plus

  • Two top-price tickets to concerts promoted by the Academy

  • The opportunity to support a specific concert or musician or an area of the choir's activities 

We are a registered UK arts charity (number 299069) and accordingly all donations to us benefit from the favourable UK tax treatment applicable to charitable donations.

 

To contact our Friends organisation please click here and to download a copy of our membership form please click here.

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