Friends of SCO

Friends of the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra. 

The orchestra needs your financial support. Here’s how you can help and become a VIP audience member!

We always welcome new Friends

If you have enjoyed our concerts and would like to contribute to the continuing success and life of the Orchestra, please consider becoming a Friend of the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra. Please complete the application form (PDF format).

Benefits you get by being a Friend – ‘What’s in it for me?’

If you donate £40 or more annually (Individual Membership) or £50 or more annually (Dual Membership – two Friends at the same address) you will benefit from:

  • Special discounted price (£6) for concert tickets  (one discounted ticket per concert per Friend)
  • Priority booking for our highly popular Winter Gala concert
  • Seat reservation at our other concerts (it’s free seating for everyone else!)
  • An annual Friends’ newsletter
  • News, updates and reminders of forthcoming concerts sent to you by email during the year.

Gift Aid

If you pay UK Tax at the standard rate, your financial contribution can be further enhanced at no extra cost to yourself if you complete the Gift Aid declaration on the application form (more information is given on the form). Gift Aid allows us to reclaim from HMRC an extra 25p for every £1 that you donate, so please make the declaration if you possibly can.

Application Form

Here is a downloadable application form to become a Friend of the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra (200 KB, PDF format). Please print off this form (2 pages) and complete by hand. Please return the first page to the Friends Co-ordinator, and send the second to your Bank.

If you experience any difficulties downloading or using the application form, please contact the Friends Co-ordinator by e-mail.

Existing Friends

If you became a Friend some time ago, please take a few moments to consider whether you might increase the amount which you currently donate. Our costs have risen dramatically in the last few years and interest rates on our savings have fallen, so we need all the financial help we can get. Please use the downloadable application form, if you would like to increase your donation. Thank you.