Every contribution made by individuals, trusts and foundations, sponsors and festival partners is absolutely crucial in enabling us to stage excellent events and inspiring education activities and we are hugely grateful for our supporters’ generosity.
Ticket sales pay for approximately 12% of the cost of the festival. Even for one of our smaller festivals, the budget can be in the region of £50,000, with artist fees forming just a portion of that, as we also have commissions, travel and accommodation, venue and event costs, marketing, our planning and production team, and of course, our vital education work to consider. This year’s festival is relatively small, but we have plans to increase the number of events over the next 5 years. 2018 is also our 10th birthday, so we are planning some extra special performances and community engagement programmes for next year. Festival supporters are the first to find out about our plans!
If you have enjoyed the festival and would like to offer your support, please consider becoming a Patron to help secure the future of this exciting, vibrant and valuable festival. If you would like your donation to contribute towards a particular part of the programme, or to support a particular artist, please do let us know. We are interested in learning about the benefits that are important to you so do get in touch if you’d like to help us refine our offer to our supporters.
As a patron you will enjoy:
· being the first to know about our plans
· acknowledgement in our print and on our website
· tickets and programmes to our concerts
· invitations to our special festival events and receptions
· meeting the musicians involved in the festival
To become a patron, or to send a one-off donation, please contact Ruth Davie on ruth[at]northernchords.com, or send us a message by clicking on the envelope icon in the bottom right of your screen, or download our patron form by clicking on this link: Northern Chords Patron Form.
Northern Chords Festival is incredibly grateful for the continued support of its partners, trusts and foundations and individuals both past and present. This year’s supporters are listed below:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
David & Joyce Murray
The Fidelio Trust
St Mary’s Parish Church, Whickham
Northern Chords Trustees
Dr Tony Trapp
The Festival’s Artistic Director would also like to thank the festival team and musicians, many of whom give their time voluntarily and all with great enthusiasm and dedication.
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The music was superb, and the warm welcome was very much appreciated. The organisation and publicity was first class too.
Exceptionally talented chamber musicians
Sanderson Young Collection
I’ve never been to a classical concert before. I’m hooked!
Three outstanding concerts… This is an initiative that will surely grow and grow. Hats off to all from sponsors to musicians to organisers – who said old heads know best?
Done so well… it gains the absolute trust of their audience… engagingly lucid and atmospheric
It is exciting and thrilling to see young artists playing so beautifully
A cultural must-see
Northern Chords emphasises the importance of art and culture in showcasing exciting new talent from the region and beyond.
Rob Langley, Watson Burton LLP