Friends and Patrons

Friends of Exeter Festival Chorus

Our Friends are important to us and we value the contribution they make through their annual subscriptions.
Membership (minimum annual donation) rates:
Individual Friend – £30
Joint Friends – £48
Membership is from September to August each year: if you join after 1st January, the first year membership is £20 (£32), and after 1st April £10 (£16).

Benefits enjoyed by Friends include

  • Priority ticket booking/reserved seating area for each Friend +1
  • A personal ticket booking service by phone on 0845 6005441 (Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)
  • Special Friends Reception area at each concert with EFC ‘greeters’
  • Invitation to drinks receptions for some EFC concerts
  • Free refreshments at interval of some concerts
  • Regular newsletter
  • Acknowledgement in concert programme and on website
  • A free concert programme – collect at the concert
  • Opportunity to join social and fund-raising events with members of the Chorus

Our Friends are drawn from former singers, friends and family of current choir members and those who regularly attend our concerts, and are a vital part of our musical community. Their support helps us to perform in the best music venues with leading soloists and orchestras.
To join the EFC Friends, please download the form here, and send to the Secretary to the Friends of the Exeter Festival Chorus, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Current Friends and Honorary Friends 2019-20:

Jeff and Sue Colman Alan and Bertha Madden
Mary Ellis Heath Nickels
Anthony Fyson Val and Trevor Reynolds
Judge Francis Gilbert QC Nigel Smith
Nigel Hewitt Matthew and Sue Snell
Robert Jones Sarah White
Dr Mark Lewis
 

 

Patrons

Individual and corporate Patrons of the Exeter Festival Chorus have a long-term relationship with the choir, at the same time providing invaluable funds to support the high standards of our music-making activities.
Patrons pay an annual subscription of at least £150, and receive the same benefits described in our Friends scheme, plus a complimentary ticket to one concert (organised by EFC) each season, or two tickets for donations above £300.
You may set up a Patron membership at any time through the Secretary to the Friends of the Exeter Festival Chorus, email friendsandpatrons@ exeterfestivalchorus.org.uk
 
There are various ways for Patrons to engage with the life of the choir, and for the choir to offer various benefits in return, such as bespoke concerts at your events or venues. We are happy to discuss these opportunities with you. Please contact our Artistic Planning lead at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Current Patrons and Honorary Patrons 2019-20:

His Worship the Lord Mayor of Exeter
Michael and Rosalind Beetham  
Roger Cockrell
The Bryan Foster Charitable Trust
Hilary and Jeremy Howell
Emma Galinski and Nigel Richards
John and Kath Singleton

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friends reception
Susan Foster and Nigel Perrin in discussion after the Monteverdi concert.
A group of Friends and Patrons with Lesley Garrett
A group of Friends and Patrons with Lesley Garrett
Friends Reception at Budleigh Music Festival
Friends Reception at Budleigh Music Festival
Friends Reception at Budleigh Music Festival
Friends Reception at Budleigh Music Festival