As a group of close friends who enjoy making exceptional music together, friendliness is at the heart of The Prince Consort. Although the musicians individually spend much of the year performing, recording and working worldwide, getting together as a group is incomparable, and enriches everything else they do. By supporting the group, you will not only be investing in excellence, but you can get to know these outstanding young artists personally and make a real difference to their prospects as they become highly-regarded artists on the international stage.
There are many ways to support the group, all of which will have a significant positive impact on what The Prince Consort can achieve:
FRIEND £10 a month
Keep up to date, find out so much more about The Prince Consort and help support the group’s ongoing work, as a Friend. In return for your support, you will receive:
a twice-yearly dedicated mailing from the group with all their news and details of future plans and performances
exclusive video footage from backstage including recordings of songs not featured in the group’s concerts and interviews with the artists, sent direct to your inbox
the opportunity to meet the players backstage when they perform at the Wigmore Hall in its world-famous Green Room
grateful acknowledgement of your support on the group’s website
BENEFACTOR £20 a month
As a Benefactor, you can enjoy all the benefits of Friends and make a greater contribution to the life of the group. In return for your additional support, you can also enjoy:
the opportunity to see the group at work behind-the-scenes by attending a concert-day rehearsal
a complimentary programme signed by all the artists at a major concert
a complimentary drink with the artists following a major concert
PATRON minimum donation over £1000
Join The Prince Consort’s inner circle of supporters and you will not only receive all the benefits of Benefactors and Friends but you can enjoy a close relationship with the group and put your name to a one of the following aspects of its work that you particularly admire. Patrons also have the opportunity to attend an occasional private drinks reception where you can spend time with the artists and see them making music up close.
The Prince Consort aims to make every concert a special event that the audience will cherish. The group can make it an additionally special occasion for you, dedicating a future performance to you, a family member or friend, with an acknowledgement in the programme and an expression of thanks by the artists from the stage.
One of the group’s great accomplishments is its exceptional recordings, each of which have drawn critical acclaim and featured on national radio. Their recent discs On An Echoing Road and Other Love Songs were selected as Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and Classic FM Magazine respectively.
Donate towards the group’s upcoming CD projects and, in return, your name will be credited for posterity in the CD inlay. The Prince Consort will also give you five complimentary copies of the recording ahead of its public release, and the opportunity to buy any more you like at a very special trade price.
EDUCATION & AUDIENCE
As well as captivating traditional concert audiences, the young artists of The Prince Consort are dedicated to giving many others their first taste of classical music. In a range of specially-tailored workshops, the musicians meet and make music with children and students. Find out more on our Education page. The group is also committed to making films and fresh online content to share the worth of classical music with a wider audience.
If you support this mission, your name will be prominently acknowledged as a Benefactor and you can see the value of your investment first-hand as a guest of the group’s Director at an education event.
Whilst renowned for its accounts of classic works, The Prince Consort is also dedicated to enhancing the repertory, commissioning new pieces by eminent composers and giving outstanding young composers the opportunity to write for a high-profile group. In recent years, the group has commissioned exhilarating and uplifting new works by Ned Rorem, Stephen Hough, Gwilym Simcock and Cheryl Frances-Hoad.
Help us bring more vibrant new pieces to life and, in return, be our guest at the premiere and see your name acknowledged for posterity in the printed edition of the score.
If you are able to donate more than the figures above, this is hugely welcome, and will directly enable the group to spend more time making music. If you would like to make a donation but cannot afford any of the levels above, or wish to donate in another way, please do not hesitate to contact us.
There are many other unique and novel ways to support The Prince Consort. Whether you are a novice or someone who has not played for years, you may enjoy a personal piano lesson with the group’s inspiring and encouraging Director, Alisdair Hogarth. You may also like to hire The Prince Consort for your own private concert or special occasion. Please contact us to talk about all the possibilities.
If you are interested in becoming a Friend, Benefactor or Patron, please use the Sign-Up page to tell us your details and we will send you a form.
We are very grateful to the following for their ongoing financial support:
Miss. R Lawley
Mr. J Murphy
Mr. A Sainer
Mr. M Simes
Miss. S Mohr-Pietsch
Mr. P Carne
Mr. S Yates