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.
£5 a month
- walking bass: notes of equal duration and intensity that create a feeling of forward motion
Annual subscription of £1.30 membership fee, £58.70 donation*
£10 a month
- continuo: a continuous and essential harmonic foundation
Receive the benefits of Walking Bass, plus:
Annual subscription of £8.30 membership fee, £111.70 donation*
£20 a month
- ripieno: a central ensemble that supports the key artists
Get closer to the music with all the above benefits, plus:
Annual subscription of £11 membership fee, £229 donation*
£35 a month
- obbligato: a distinctive feature, indispensable to the performance
Enjoy a combination of all of the above, plus:
Annual subscription of £20 membership fee, £400 donation*
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.
Annual subscription of £35 membership fee, £965 donation*
Donations for any of the above Southbank Sinfonia Friends memberships can also be made via bank transfer using the account below. Please get in touch or quote the word "Friends" in your payment reference if you would like to pay for your Friends membership in this way.
Account name: Southbank Sinfonia
Account details: 90548170
Sort code: 20-94-48
IBAN: GB48 BARC 2094 4890 548170
If you have any questions or would like to know more about the ways in which you can support Southbank Sinfonia, please contact Danielle Robson, Development Manager on danielle[AT]southbanksinfonia[DOT]co[DOT]uk or 020 3957 4129.
* Please note: We are obliged by HMRC to make it clear that the donation component paid by Walking Bass, Continuo, Ripieno, Obbligato, and Maestro Supporters is voluntary and that it is possible to purchase any of these memberships without making this donation, at a cost of £1.30, £8.30, £11, £20 or £35. If you wish to do this please contact Danielle Robson, Development Manager. We strongly encourage you to make the additional voluntary donation alongside your membership payment to support the work of Southbank Sinfonia.