As our founder Artistic Director and Conductor Toby Purser passes the baton to his successor, Gary Matthewman, Orion enters an exciting new chapter. Now is a wonderful time to get involved and support us as we continue our work, giving the best young players the chance to shine on the London stage.

 

WAYS TO SUPPORT ORION

Give

Orion Orchestra receives no government funding or subsidy, and we rely solely on the generous support of individuals to make our work happen.
Go to Orion Orchestra's MyDonate page.

Become a
Heavenly Body

Find out more below about Orion's family of supporters - those who give us the long-term support in helping start the careers of the UK's best young musicians.

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Become one of our Heavenly Bodies

Orion's family of supporters

Orion Orchestra’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ are the generous individuals who support us in nurturing the UK’s most talented young musicians, giving them the professional training, mentorship and opportunities that help to bridge the gap between music college and their professional careers.

We don’t call them Heavenly Bodies for nothing: everything we do would be absolutely impossible without their support. We have four tiers of support:

 

Give £250

Become a Comet 

Our Comet Heavenly Bodies:

- receive one pair of tickets to an Orion season concert of their choice

- are credited in all of our concert programmes, and on our website

Give £500

Become a Planet

Our Planet Heavenly Bodies:

- receive one pair of tickets to an Orion season concert of their choice

- are credited in all of our concert programmes, and on our website

- are invited to our intimate Conductor’s Circle evenings, featuring live music in a chamber setting

Give £1000 

Become a Star

Our Star Heavenly Bodies:

- receive two pair of tickets to Orion season concerts of their choice

- are credited in all of our concert programmes, and on our website

- are invited to our intimate Conductor’s Circle evenings, featuring live music in a chamber setting

- can attach their donation to an orchestral chair of your choosing (acknowledged in concert programmes)

- are invited to observe selected rehearsals

Give £2,500+ 

Become a Supernova

Our Supernovae Heavenly Bodies:

- receive a pair of tickets to all Orion season concerts 

- are credited in all of our concert programmes, and on our website

- are invited to our intimate Conductor’s Circle evenings, featuring live music in a chamber setting

- can attach their donation to an entire orchestral section of their choosing for the year (acknowledged in concert programmes)

- are invited to observe selected rehearsals

- are invited to meet soloists backstage following Orion season concerts

- are invited to join the conductor for a post-performance drink

 

 

 

 

Our Supporters

SUPERNOVAE
Sir Thomas & Mary-Jean Boyd-Carpenter
Nicholas and Nicola Harries
eQuire
Royal Lancaster London
Protiviti
Loredana Guetg-Wyatt & Jonathan Wyatt
Brian Smith

STARS
Iris & Brian Bond
Stephanie Marshall &
Justin Warshaw
Greg Hodder
Suzanne & Christopher Millar
Sara Naudi 

 

TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS
The Garrick Charitable Trust 

PLANETS
Jeremy & Monica Lucas
Mr & Mrs Andrew Peck
Robert Lane
John Derrick
Paul Gilluley & Tim Hardy  
Jenny Lo
Harry Moore-Gwyn
Karen Phillipps
Nicola Talbot and Steven Hadley
Nina Kaye & Timothy Nathan

COMETS
Peregrine and Kitty Bryant
Robert Duncan
Chris & Ali Griffiths
Rick Hanreck
Kevin Hart
George Kingston
Morris Leslie
Christopher Mann
Katie Owen
Michele Price
Deborah Roslund
Joanna Saunders
Nicholas Snowman
Kate Woods

 

To become a Heavenly Body, or for more information,
contact gary@orionorchestra.org.uk