SUPPORT US

The Bristol Ensemble plays a pivotal role in shaping the musical landscape of the West of England. As well as delivering rich and exciting orchestral performances, our education initiative, Preludes Music, positively impacts over 3,000 children annually with transformative musical opportunities.

The generous support from our partners and donors is essential; it sustains Preludes Music and fosters the ongoing artistic growth of the orchestra. Whether you are able to make a small one-off gift or commit to more substantial long-term support, your contribution will make a meaningful difference.

Become a Benefactor

Our Benefactors are our closest supporters. This generous and exclusive group of individuals is enabling a step change in the Ensemble‘s activity and ambition. Benefactor contributions are driving more adventurous programming and new projects to bring exciting music and learning opportunities to audiences and communities across the West of England. Please get in touch with us on development@bristolensemble.com to find out more.

BRONZE BENEFACTOR

  • Priority notice on all concerts
  • Invitation to the annual Preludes Music concert
  • Regular communication about the Ensemble’s plans and priorities
  • Acknowledgement, if desired, on the Ensemble’s website and in our annual report

£500 per year (individual or joint membership)

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SILVER BENEFACTOR

  • Priority notice on all concerts
  • Invitation to the annual Preludes Music concert
  • Regular communication about the Ensemble’s plans and priorities
  • Acknowledgement, if desired, on the Ensemble’s website and in our annual report
  • Invitation to an annual Benefactors gathering at an exclusive private venue, with performances by Ensemble musicians
  • Annual report on the impact of your donation

£1,000 per year (individual or joint membership)

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GOLD BENEFACTOR

  • Priority notice on all concerts
  • Invitation to the annual Preludes Music concert
  • Regular communication about the Ensemble’s plans and priorities
  • Acknowledgement, if desired, on the Ensemble’s website and in our annual report
  • Invitation to an annual Benefactors gathering at an exclusive private venue, with performances by Ensemble musicians
  • Annual report on the impact of your donation
  • Opportunity to purchase premium seats for concerts at late notice

£2,500 per year (individual or joint membership)

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PLATINUM BENEFACTOR

  • Priority notice on all concerts
  • Invitation to the annual Preludes Music concert
  • Regular communication about the Ensemble’s plans and priorities
  • Acknowledgement, if desired, on the Ensemble’s website and in our annual report
  • Invitation to an annual Benefactors gathering at an exclusive private venue, with performances by Ensemble musicians
  • Annual report on the impact of your donation
  • Opportunity to purchase premium seats for concerts at late notice
  • Rehearsal access
  • Bespoke relationship with the artistic and education team
  • Opportunities to sponsor players, tutors, education programmes or concerts

£5,000+ per year (individual or joint membership)

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Friend

Friends are our family of supporters who share our belief in the power of music and the role of the Bristol Ensemble in our communities. Friends pay an annual subscription and benefit from quarterly updates from our chair and an invitation to our annual Preludes Music concert.

£35 Individual membership
£60 Joint membership
£180 Maestro membership

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MAKE A DONATION

Make a single or monthly donation

All donations make a difference, and will help Bristol Ensemble continue to grow and serve our communities.

All donations from individuals may be eligible for Gift Aid. If you are a UK taxpayer, we may be able to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation, increasing the value of your support by 25%. If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate you may be eligible for additional tax relief.

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If you share our vision for preserving classical music’s future or believe in the power of music education for underserved communities, we invite you to consider supporting us today.

For further details on any of the options above, or to explore how your support can create an impact, please contact Molly Zoeller at development@bristolensemble.com.

Thank you for your support.

Preludes Music, the education arm of the Bristol Ensemble, works in areas of Bristol that are experiencing high levels of economic disadvantage and aims to put music at the heart of every child’s education. By doing so we improve confidence, co-ordination, speech and language and benefit all other areas of their learning.

Bristol Ensemble is sincerely grateful to ITS Benefactors, Friends, Partners and other supporters:

Arts Council England, BlueSpark Foundation, Bristol Masons Charity, Denman Charitable Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Grateful Society, John James Bristol Foundation, The Nisbet Trust, Paragon Music Trust, Mark Masons Benevolent Fund, Quartet Community Foundation, The Rainbow Dickinson Trust, Scops Arts Trust, The Society of Merchant Venturers, The Souter Charitable Trust, The Spielman Charitable Trust, The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust.

Our Benefactors: Mary and Martin Bailey, Lynne and Michael Bothamley, Ros and Cameron Kennedy, William and Felicity Mather, Richard and Laura Pendlebury, Mary Prior CVO MBE and John Prior, Gareth Rees, Robert Suttie, James Wetz, and all our supporters who prefer to remain anonymous.

Arts Council England
Bristol Masons
D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Denman Charitable Trust
The Foyle Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
John James Bristol Foundation
Mark Masons Benevolent Fund
Nisbet Trust
Paragon Music Trust
Quartet Community Foundation
Scops Arts Trust
The Grateful Society
The Society of Merchant Venturers
The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust