This is our top level of Festival supporter. Business logos or individual’s names will appear in the souvenir programme book (unless you wish to remain anonymous) and there will be a ‘Patrons and Friends’ champagne reception on the afternoon of Sunday May 10th. You will be given a 3 week priority booking period before the box office opens to the general public.
Patron for 2020 – a minimum donation of £500. For the concerts on the 19th, 21st, & 23rd there is a maximum purchase limit of 8 tickets.
We have two levels of ‘Friends’ membership. Gold Friends get a two-week priority booking period and Silver Friends a one- week priority period. All names will appear in the souvenir programme book (unless you wish to remain anonymous) and you will be invited to the ‘Patrons and Friends’ Champagne reception on the afternoon of Sunday May 10th.
Gold Friend for 2020 – a minimum donation of £300. For the concerts on the 19th, 21st, & 23rd there is a maximum purchase limit of 6 tickets.
Silver Friend for 2020 -a minimum donation of £100. For the concerts on the 19th, 21st, & 23rd there is a maximum purchase limit of 4 tickets.
Sponsoring the Orchestra
The idea of creating the ‘Chipping Campden Festival Academy’ orchestra in 2008 was to give talented young musicians from the UK’s conservatoires, or recent graduates, an opportunity to work alongside the finest professional musicians. The project has grown each year and is now recognised as one of the leading ‘side by side’ training orchestra in the UK. To ensure the highest standards of quality the Academy orchestra comprises 50% experienced orchestral musicians and 50% of ‘Academy’ trainees. Each string, woodwind, and brass ‘desk’ seats one professional and one ‘Academy’ trainee together. In three concerts during the festival the CCFAO perform with soloists of international standing and although these concerts normally sell out, the cost of presenting them greatly exceeds the box office take. Typically, we lose about £25,000 on these three concerts so, even with the generous support of the Orchestra’s main sponsor we still have to provide a substantial subsidy. Whilst the festival has always been happy to take on this commitment, the more financially viable we can make the orchestra in the future, the more funds we will have to expand our educational work into other areas.
In 2014 we launched the ‘sponsor a chair’ scheme to help raise funds for this project. A generous donor has already committed to sponsoring our conductor for 2020 and beyond but we are still looking for people prepared to sponsor our orchestra leader (£1,500), a professional player (£1,000) or an Academy member (£500). Or you can become a ‘Friend of the Academy Orchestra’ for a minimum donation of £100.
Chair sponsors get a 3 week priority-booking period and for the three orchestral concerts on the 19th 21st 23rd can purchase up to a maximum of 8 tickets
‘Friends’ get a one week priority period and for the concerts on 19th 21st 23rd can purchase up to a maximum of 4 tickets
Everyone will be acknowledged in the programme unless they wish to remain anonymous. You will be invited to the ‘Sponsors’ Champagne reception on the afternoon of Sunday May 10th.
We appreciate that not everyone is in a position to join the Patrons or Friends schemes but anything you feel able to donate will make a difference to our ability to continue presenting concerts of the highest standard and, equally importantly, to run our ever growing educational programme. You can add the amount to your booking form in the section headed ‘Other donations’.