Love the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment? Curious about what goes on behind the scenes? Become part of the OAE family by joining OAE Friends today.
As an OAE Friend, you’ll benefit from a unique insight into the inner workings of the Orchestra regular rehearsal access, opportunities to meet the players and access to priority booking for our Southbank Centre concerts.
You’ll also be giving crucial financial support to the Orchestra. The OAE relies on donations from generous supporters to continue our work. With our income from ticket sales, touring and public funding only covering 70% of our running costs, each year we need to raise over £1 million to plug the gap.
As a thank you for your support, you will receive:
- Three week priority booking period for OAE Southbank Centre concerts
- Opportunity to attend up to four OAE rehearsals a season at Southbank Centre, giving you unique insight into the creative process*
- Invitations to an annual OAE Friends party with OAE players*
- Access to a private Friends’ Area with cloakroom at each OAE Southbank Centre concert
- Updates from the Orchestra with regular newsletters and e-bulletins
- OAE online Friends discussion area with videos and articles
All the benefits of a Friend, plus:
- Invitations to the OAE’s music masterclasses, Counterpoint, led by OAE players and guest artists*
- Each year the generosity of Supporting Friends will be recognised at a selected Southbank Centre concert. As a Supporting Friend you will gain access to an exclusive concert package, to include:
- A drinks reception with OAE players at a Southbank Centre concert
- Access to a rehearsal*
- Invitation to a discussion group with OAE players to provide insight and context to the repertoire*
All the benefits of a Supporting Friend, plus:
- Credit in OAE Southbank Centre programmes and on the OAE website
- 10% discount on the OAE online shop
All the benefits of Bronze Friend, plus:
- The opportunity to attend additional daytime and evening OAE rehearsals (up to a maximum of six per season), free of charge
- Access to our exclusive OAE Glyndebourne ticket ballot for OAE dress rehearsals
All the benefits of Silver Friend, plus:
- Invitation to the launch of the OAE’s Southbank Centre season*
- Opportunities to join OAE players on tour around the world and participate in a programme of musical events*
To find out more about becoming an OAE Friend, contact Jo Harvey, Development Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7239 9386
*additional costs may apply
The OAE reserves the right to alter the advertised benefits.
Gift Aid and VAT Information:For Gift Aid your entire payment represents an unrestricted donation to the OAE. For VAT purposes, your contribution is split as follows: Friend − Donation £38/Benefits £12; Supporting Friend − Donation £74/Benefits £26; Bronze Friend − Donation £218/Benefits £32; Silver Friend − Donation £438/Benefits £62; Gold Friend − Donation £688/Benefits £62