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, all of whom we and the players cherish individually. Join the family and you can 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 to 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!”

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.

Continuo Friend

£10 a month

- continuo: a continuous and essential harmonic foundation

  • Receive regular mailings with news and updates on our annual programme
  • See the orchestra up close by attending an open rehearsal with a visiting guest artist
  • Attend a post-concert Friends' reception and enjoy a drink with the players
  • See your support credited on our website

Our Continuo Friends

Annual subscription of £8.30 membership fee, £111.70 donation*

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:

  • Hear directly from the players in a quarterly mailing with behind-the-scenes insights into the programme
  • Take a seat inside the orchestra at our much-loved annual ‘passenger seat’ event especially for supporters

Our Ripieno Friends

Annual subscription of £11 membership fee, £229 donation*

Obbligato Friend

£35 a month

- obbligato: a distinctive, integral feature, indispensable to the performance

Enjoy exclusive benefits at our highest Friends level with all of the above, plus:

  • Gain access to distinctive projects with our prestigious partner organisations and international guest artists
  • Be recognised for your support at an annual Rush Hour concert dedicated to our Obbligato Friends, after which we invite you to join the musicians and conductor for a post-concert reception
  • Attend an annual post-concert dinner with Music Director Simon Over and special guests+

Our Obbligato Friends

Annual subscription of £20 membership fee, £400 donation*. +Additional costs apply

Maestro Supporters

Enjoy a truly individual association with the orchestra by becoming a Maestro Supporter. With a minimum annual donation of £1,001, Maestro Supporters share our founder and Music Director Simon Over’s passion for helping exceptional young musicians to fulfil their potential. In return, they are uniquely valued, receiving personal updates from Simon on the orchestra’s progress, and bespoke opportunities to get to know the musicians and be recognised for their support.

Our Maestro Supporters

Annual subscription of £35 membership fee, £966 donation*.

To join our family, please complete the form and return to us at the address below:

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Development Team
Southbank Sinfonia
St Johns Waterloo
Waterloo Road
London SE1 8TY

If you'd like to know more about supporting us in this way, give us a call and ask for the Development team on 020 7921 0370

*Please note: every penny you give helps. We are obliged by HMRC to make it clear that the donation component paid by 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 £8.30, £11, £20 or £35. If you wish to do this, please contact Claire Goddard, Development Director.