Friends & Supporters

Become a friend!

The Swindon Recital Series is committed to the promotion of world-class chamber music in the Swindon area through professional recitals and master classes but can only remain at the forefront of music-making with your support.  If you are inspired by listening to live, professional concerts or would like to support our educational programme please become a Friend, Supporter or Sponsor of SRS.  Details of the different categories are set out below; donation amounts are per individual.

Your donations will go directly to a dedicated Friends’ concert and in return you will receive free admission to educational events and the opportunity to have a say in the forward planning of the organisation.  Your name will appear in our programmes unless you request otherwise.

If you are a UK tax-payer you can also Gift Aid your donation, making it worth even more.  This allows us to allows us to claim back 25% tax on your donation from the Treasury at no extra cost to you.  Find out more about how Gift Aid works.

The SRS Friends & Supporters scheme was updated in 2017 to better match the wide range of patrons who kindly wish to donate much-needed-funds. Whatever the size of your donation, it truly does help SRS maintain the professional quality and standard of the recital series that is not only enjoyable but also educational and accessible to the widest possible set of music-lovers of the Swindon and surrounding area.

The scheme:

  • Includes new categories including that of ‘Honorary Friend of the Series’, which is our way of thanking long-standing supporters and devotees.
  • Allows both individuals and corporate organisations to support the Series.
  • Promotes the opportunity for Friends and Supporters to support a particular artist or recital.

The committee hopes that you do please consider donating to this important cause. If you have any questions about the scheme or you would like to set up your one-off donation or regular standing order, please do not hesitate to contact Tim Eyles, the manager of our Friends and Supporters scheme, using the SRS Contact Form.

The Friends and Supporters Scheme

Thank you, your support is really appreciated. Don’t forget to collect your free programme!

Thank you, your generosity is really appreciated. This amount will contribute towards costs incurred in arranging a recital.

Thank you. This contribution will help to support the performance of a student musician starting out on their career and performing for SRS.

Thank you. The contribution will be allocated to support the fee for an Artist. Please talk to us about which artist or recital you would like this to be associated with.

Being designated an Honorary Friend is our way of thanking people who have supported SRS in a range of ways over a substantial period of time. The committee makes the decision.

Corporate Support

A contribution from a business or organisation that contributes to costs of a recital. Corporate Sponsors will be identified within publicity material.

A major contribution with a commitment to support financially for 3 years or more. Benefactors support is publicised in programmes, marketing materials and on the SRS website.

These are formal working relationships with people and institutions and organisations. We are delighted to work with The Wyvern Theatre and The Arts Centre.