Brecknock Sinfonia/Friends









Friends

Download Friends Application Form

Download 100 Club Form

The Friends of Brecknock Sinfonia was established in 2009 to support the orchestra by raising funds, generating awareness and interest, and providing an active social network for its audiences.

Membership of the Friends offers reserved seating at concerts, regular newsletters, invitations to recitals and post-concert drinks and snacks with the performers.  All Friends are acknowledged in the concert programmes.

Throughout the year the Friends host informal recitals, often as Musical Teas on a Sunday afternoon, at which members of the orchestra perform before tea and cakes are served.  Recent offerings have included cello and harpsichord, a wind quintet, a baroque trio and a family ensemble.

The Friends also raise funds through a 100 Club, a prize draw held at every concert.  For the price of a concert ticket subscribers have a number in each drawer.   The funds raised by the Friends enable the orchestra to plan ambitious programmes and maintain the highest musical standards, while their social activities have created a strong support base and close links between the players and their audience.

Events


  • Musical Tea Afternoons
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    •           Details:     Saturday, August 26th Trebencyn, Abergavenny

    •            We have been staging our Musical Tea afternoons for a while now as enjoyable social
    •            and fundraising events. This summer we are being a little more ambitious and are seeking to make
    •            a significant contribution to the orchestral coffers. Trebencyn is a large property with beautiful
    •            gardens just outside Abergavenny, and we have been given use of the music room and gardens for
    •            a recital thanks to the kindness of Mrs Carolyn Faulder. Our clarinettist Bob Osborne will be
    •            joined by soprano Alison Wray and pianist Charles Matthews in a programme of pieces
    •            for this attractive combination, and this will be followed by a cream tea in the gardens.
    •            The date is Saturday 26th August and tickets will be £15. Numbers are very limited,
    •            but Friends will have the first option. If you would like to reserve places please let Kaye know
    •            before we offer tickets to a wider public.

    Friends Committee

    • Chair -  
    • Secretary - Dorcas Slaney
    • Subscription Secretary - Kaye Bennett
    • Floor members - Janet Foster, Peter Starling, Jan Franks, Vaughan Bennett

    Current Friends

    • Tim Ashcroft
    • Mike & Hilary Scott Archer
    • Janet Bailey
    • Vaughan & Kaye Bennett
    • Wendy Betts
    • Garry & Janice Block
    • Lorna Bolingbroke
    • Dr Mervyn & Elizabeth Bramley
    • Glenys Bufton
    • Anthony & Norma Clatworthy
    • Bryan Collins
    • David Lloyd Davies
    • Gillian Evans
    • Marya Fforde
    • Janet Foster
    • Jan Franks
    • April Games
    • Glenys Gray
    • Hilary Heltay
    • Edna Horley
    • Jean Hosie
    • Steven & Muriel Howells
    • Mary Iliff
    • Christopher & Margaret Jenkins
    • Stuart Jones
    • Trudi Jordan
    • James Joseph
    • Ann Kelly
    • Laura Kostoris
    • Sir Andrew & Lady Sue Large
    • Christine Lewis
    • Anthony & Helen Seys Llewellyn
    • Hubert & Elizabeth Macfie
    • Philippi Murphy
    • Jonathan Morgan
    • Dr Robert Osborne
    • Derek W Panes
    • Richard & Heike Podger


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