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Become a HCS patron

Our Patrons

HCS is fortunate to have the financial and artistic support of our Patrons.

Being a Patron offers a close connection with the Society’s musical life as well as providing funding which has given the Society some welcome ability to support activities or projects which might otherwise not have been possible.

At present there are around 15 patrons and the Society wishes to invite further expressions of interest. In addition there are currently seven honorary patrons, namely Ed Anderson, the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Sir John Tomlinson, Dame Felicity Lott, Brian Kay, Roderick Williams OBE, Joanne Harris and Alan Titchmarsh.

View Honorary Patrons

Why become a Choral Patron?

Our patrons would all say that they have subscribed to support the Society. But they also do so because they wish to share more closely in the musical life of the Society – and this moral support is of great importance to us.

Our patrons have as a result a number of ways to access and participate in our music making. They have the opportunity to

  • Attend pre- and post-concert receptions and meet the conductors/soloists
  • Hear the choir in rehearsal
  • Attend an orchestral rehearsal – and see how it shapes the performance
  • Complimentary concert programmes
  • Automatic inclusion as a Friend, with advance booking for non-subscription concerts & events
  • Get together in an Annual Patrons lunch
Why Become A Choral Patron

Patrons who are also subscribers currently pay £600 per annum (£750 for a couple); those who are not subscribers pay £800 (£1000 for a couple), which includes tickets to subscriber concerts. Several Patrons choose to donate above these levels.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Patron, please contact Sir John Harman.

Gwyneth Hughes
Being a patron of the Choral is my way of giving practical support to one of Yorkshire's greatest cultural assets - one that has a vibrant future as well as a long and proud history. As a Patron I feel close to the musical life of this wonderful choir and that I'm helping to ensure that it continues to develop, and hand on to future generations, the excellence in choral performance that has earned it its national and worldwide reputation.
Gwyneth Hughes, tv screenwriter

Current Patrons

  • Elizabeth Crowther OBE
  • Donald & Cynthia Haywood
  • Alan and Jane Pridmore
  • Richard Adkinson
  • Neil & Judith Charlesworth
  • Ann Denham
  • Adrian & Elaine Lee
  • Mrs C Ellis
  • Gwyneth Hughes & Chris Brown
  • Dr R K. & Mrs Ashton
  • Helen Marshall
  • Bernard & Rosemary Ainsworth
  • Ramsdens/Baxter Caulfield LLP
  • Wilkinson Building Co Ltd

…and others who wish to remain anonymous.

The North’s Premier Independent Choir

Since 1836