Please Support the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

The Bournemouth Symphony Chorus is a registered charity. Charity Number: 1040282

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The Bournemouth Symphony Chorus is one of the finest large choirs in the UK, with a growing reputation –throughout the UK and, increasingly, internationally – for producing high quality performances of choral music, ranging from familiar and much-loved works from the traditional repertoire to major modern works, several in recent years commissioned directly by the BSC. Though most of our concerts are performed in Poole and around the south west, we have also in recent years sung concerts in London, Mumbai and Chicago. We are making a third visit to the Royal Albert Hall in 2019 to sing at Classic FM live with our own Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. We have commissioned a third new work from composer Richard Blackford, called Pietà, and are in preparations for its world première in Poole on 22 June 2019, followed by a recording and a London performance on Saturday 19 October in the Cadogan, both with the BSO under Gavin Carr.

This adventurous programme creates a considerable financial burden for the BSC. Though we are a charity, we receive very little direct funding from outside sources and rely mainly on our own fund-raising. We are funded largely by our members' subscriptions, but we are anxious not to make membership of the BSC an unaffordable luxury, to the extent that our numerical strength, and therefore our choral and concert quality, is undermined.

We have recently relaunched a revamped Benefactors programme, where we seek to recruit individuals (or couples) who feel able to commit to making specific and regular (normally annually) contributions to the finances of the Chorus.

Might you be willing to help usin this way? It will potentially make a huge difference to our future and will represent an invaluable contribution to the musical life and prestige of our region, of which the BSC has been a vital part for over a century.

If you would like more information or details on any matters relating to our Benefactors programme, please call or click here to email

01590 681007; 07767 413365

Please complete the form and post or send it by e-mail to:

“Archways”, Brighton Road, Sway,Lymington SO41 6EB

Fund-raising and Sponsorship Manager

Andrew R Parrish