Current patron: Birkett Long.
The Choir’s funds come from members’ subscriptions, with tax recovery schemes, a grant from the University in recognition of the amenity that we provide for students, the sale of tickets and programmes and the sale of advertising space in programmes. The cost of putting on concerts with a professional orchestra and soloists is high and the choir has been very fortunate to receive outstandingly generous sponsorship from major contributors in the past, including Eastern Electricity, Laing Eastern, Crowe Underwriting Agency, guWATER, Tendring Hundred Water, Buckle Family Trust, Anglian Water and John Jarrold Trust. We would welcome further support to help us continue to deliver high quality performances.
Patrons Patrons of the choir are acknowledged in our programmes and receive one complimentary ticket per concert (at a price of their choosing), with priority booking. The minimum annual subscription for Patrons is £150.
Patrons for 2017/2018 Jim Addison, Gillian Barron, Sylvia Bressey, Ian & Mary Cook, Lesley Gunfield, Simon Hall, Rodney Loudon, Michelle & Andrew Moseley-Gould and others who wish to remain anonymous.
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Ian and Mary Cook Award Thanks to a donation from retired choir members and patrons Ian and Mary Cook, each year a promising student receives singing lessons from Colchester based singing teachers Angela Bostock and Roderick Earle. The award is currently held by Sam Newton.
Advertise in our programmes Another way to support us it to take out an advertisement in one of our concert programmes. Our concerts attract audiences of up to 800 and have a wide reach throughout North Essex and Suffolk.
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