JOIN OUR FAMILY

Each year at Southbank Sinfonia is action-packed and our players experience so much together.

It’s no wonder they end up feeling like family. They’re not the only ones who feel that. Supporting them every step of the way are several treasured circles of Friends, which we and the players cherish individually. We invite you to join the family to get to know the players, follow their progress, learn from them how an orchestra really works, and see first-hand the value of your investment in young people who really need it.

“We have got so much from our involvement with Southbank Sinfonia. It is a privilege to discover such high quality music played with such enthusiasm and to see the joy on the faces of the young musicians. You get to know them as the year progresses and feel real pride for them as they develop through the programme. It is a worthy organisation to support but it’s also such good fun to be involved!”
STEVEN AND LYNNE SODEN Ripieno Friends

There are various levels of Friendship for you to enjoy. Each takes its name from the terms used throughout the centuries to describe the essential components found in music.

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Walking Bass Friend

£5 a month

- walking bass: notes of equal duration and intensity that create a feeling of forward motion

  • Friends' newsletter with insights into the programme and the players
  • Invitation to the Southbank Sinfonia Christmas Party

Annual subscription of £60 

Join online as a walking bass friend

Thanks for choosing to become a friend, we just need a few details:

You can become a Friend online by setting up a monthly Direct Debit. It’s simple and secure, and takes just a couple of minutes.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please help us increase the impact of your donation by claiming an additional 25p for every £1 that you donate.
To be eligible for Gift Aid, you must pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year that is at least equal to the amount of Gift Aid claimed on your donation to all charities in the same tax year. If the amount of tax paid is less than the Gift Aid claimed, it is your responsibility to pay the difference. Please remember to notify us if at any time you wish to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address, or no long pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid declarations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code. You can also find out more about how we use the data you provide us with in our Privacy Policy.
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Set up direct debit
You will be redirected to the website of GoCardless, a widely used, safe and secure Direct Debit bureau. Southbank Sinfonia will then be in touch to confirm your Friends membership and to welcome you to the family.
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Continuo Friend

£10 a month

- continuo: a continuous and essential harmonic foundation

Receive the benefits of Walking Bass, plus:

  • Celebrate the opening of our season together with the new orchestra at our annual Friends Reception
  • Get to know the players and how they work together at an open rehearsal for Friends
  • Acknowledgement of your support on our website

Our Continuo Friends

Annual subscription of £8.30 membership fee, £111.70 donation

Join online as a continuo friend

Thanks for choosing to become a friend, we just need a few details:

You can become a Friend online by setting up a monthly Direct Debit. It’s simple and secure, and takes just a couple of minutes.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please help us increase the impact of your donation by claiming an additional 25p for every £1 that you donate.
To be eligible for Gift Aid, you must pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year that is at least equal to the amount of Gift Aid claimed on your donation to all charities in the same tax year. If the amount of tax paid is less than the Gift Aid claimed, it is your responsibility to pay the difference. Please remember to notify us if at any time you wish to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address, or no long pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid declarations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code. You can also find out more about how we use the data you provide us with in our Privacy Policy.
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Set up direct debit
You will be redirected to the website of GoCardless, a widely used, safe and secure Direct Debit bureau. Southbank Sinfonia will then be in touch to confirm your Friends membership and to welcome you to the family.
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Ripieno Friend

£20 a month

- ripieno: a central ensemble that supports the key artists

Get closer to the music with all the above benefits, plus:

  • Increase your appreciation of our performances with a series of talks from the artists and programmers
  • Take your seat within the orchestra and be part of the rehearsal process at our annual "Passenger Seats" event

Our Ripieno Friends

Annual subscription of £11 membership fee, £229 donation

Join online as a ripieno friend

Thanks for choosing to become a friend, we just need a few details:

You can become a Friend online by setting up a monthly Direct Debit. It’s simple and secure, and takes just a couple of minutes.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please help us increase the impact of your donation by claiming an additional 25p for every £1 that you donate.
To be eligible for Gift Aid, you must pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year that is at least equal to the amount of Gift Aid claimed on your donation to all charities in the same tax year. If the amount of tax paid is less than the Gift Aid claimed, it is your responsibility to pay the difference. Please remember to notify us if at any time you wish to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address, or no long pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid declarations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code. You can also find out more about how we use the data you provide us with in our Privacy Policy.
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Set up direct debit
You will be redirected to the website of GoCardless, a widely used, safe and secure Direct Debit bureau. Southbank Sinfonia will then be in touch to confirm your Friends membership and to welcome you to the family.
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Obbligato friend

£35 a month

- obbligato: a distinctive feature, indispensable to the performance

Enjoy a combination of all of the above, plus:

  • Post-concert dinner with Music Director Simon Over and special guests (additional costs apply)
  • Annual Rush Hour dedicated to our Obbligato Friends with a post-concert reception and chance to meet the artists

Our Obbligato Friends

Annual subscription of £20 membership fee, £400 donation

Join online as a obbligato friend

Thanks for choosing to become a friend, we just need a few details:

You can become a Friend online by setting up a monthly Direct Debit. It’s simple and secure, and takes just a couple of minutes.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please help us increase the impact of your donation by claiming an additional 25p for every £1 that you donate.
To be eligible for Gift Aid, you must pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year that is at least equal to the amount of Gift Aid claimed on your donation to all charities in the same tax year. If the amount of tax paid is less than the Gift Aid claimed, it is your responsibility to pay the difference. Please remember to notify us if at any time you wish to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address, or no long pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid declarations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code. You can also find out more about how we use the data you provide us with in our Privacy Policy.
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Set up direct debit
You will be redirected to the website of GoCardless, a widely used, safe and secure Direct Debit bureau. Southbank Sinfonia will then be in touch to confirm your Friends membership and to welcome you to the family.
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Maestro supporters

Maestro supporters enjoy all of the benefits of being a Friend, plus your substantial commitment will be marked by a close association with Music Director Simon Over and the many Maestros that we work with throughout the year.

Our Maestro Supporters

Annual subscription of £35 membership fee, £965 donation

Join online as a maestro supporter

Thanks for choosing to become a friend, we just need a few details:

You can become a Friend online by setting up a monthly Direct Debit. It’s simple and secure, and takes just a couple of minutes.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please help us increase the impact of your donation by claiming an additional 25p for every £1 that you donate.
To be eligible for Gift Aid, you must pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year that is at least equal to the amount of Gift Aid claimed on your donation to all charities in the same tax year. If the amount of tax paid is less than the Gift Aid claimed, it is your responsibility to pay the difference. Please remember to notify us if at any time you wish to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address, or no long pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid declarations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code. You can also find out more about how we use the data you provide us with in our Privacy Policy.
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Set up direct debit
You will be redirected to the website of GoCardless, a widely used, safe and secure Direct Debit bureau. Southbank Sinfonia will then be in touch to confirm your Friends membership and to welcome you to the family.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the ways in which you can support Southbank Sinfonia, please contact Claire Goddard, Development Director on claire[AT]southbanksinfonia[DOT]co[DOT]uk or 020 7921 0377.