From its formation in 1986 to the present, the Bardi has become a symbol of musical excellence in Leicester and beyond. However, with no public funding, and with ticket income, even from sell-out performances falling far short of the true cost of a performance, our supporters’ groups, business partners, and generous trusts and foundations underpin everything that the Orchestra achieves, thus enabling the continuing presentation of high-quality and varied concert seasons for Leicester audiences.
There are a number of ways in which you can get involved with the Orchestra and provide valuable ongoing support for our work. There are 3 levels of sponsorship available outlined below:
The Principals’ Club
Friends of the Bardi Orchestra
A range of opportunities exist for Corporate Sponsorship of the work of the Orchestra, including complimentary tickets for your staff and clients, pre-concert or interval receptions, and free advertising in concert programmes.
Supported by Edith Murphy Foundation, T.S. Shipman Trust, Simon Haslam and Leicester Grammar School.
The Principals’ Club
The Principals’ Club focuses on ensuring the Orchestra’s future development and sustainability through more substantial donations from individuals or families. Since its foundation, the group has contributed many thousands of pounds towards the Orchestra’s costs. In addition to the knowledge that you are providing a substantial contribution to the work of the Orchestra, Patron’s benefits include regular newsletters previewing the Orchestra’s future plans, a free programme for each concert with your name listed as a Principal in the programme, and a VIP invitation to private receptions at designated concerts each season.
You can become a member of The Principals’ Club for a minimum donation of £150 per year.
The Friends of the Bardi Orchestra
Since 1989 The Friends of the Bardi Orchestra have provided much valued help for specific aspects of the Orchestra’s work, for example special lighting effects were funded at some recent concerts to enhance the Orchestra’s performance. Benefits to Friends include regular newsletters giving news of forthcoming events, your name listed in each concert programme, a welcome desk at each concert and occasional functions.
Friends’ annual subscription rates are: Single £10 / Couple £15 / Family £20