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The Friends & Patrons of Folkestone Symphony (FHOS) are our financial lifeline.

Our Friends & Patrons help bridge the gap between the price of the tickets and the actual cost of the concerts.  We are always looking to gain more support under our Friends & Patrons scheme to help the orchestra continue to perform its excellent concerts each season.  You can become a Friend of the Orchestra and receive complimentary tickets to our concerts for a whole season for as little as £36.  If you run a local business, you may consider offering more in return for some complimentary tickets as well as some advertising.  As a Patron, we have a number of packages available or alternatively, a bespoke package can always be considered.  Please see the process at the bottom of this webpage for full details of the available packages and if you are interested, please contact us at office@folkestonesymphony.org

Our Patrons

We would like to sincerely thank all our loyal patrons, who are:

Chris Harman & Sue Brelade
Clive Peckover
Patric Cunnane & Ruth Clydesdale
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Our Friends

We would like to sincerely thank all our loyal friends, who are:

Anthony Trinkwon
Derek Hodgon
Belinda Walker
Stephen & Jill O'Neill
Marigold Deveson
Martin & Karen Wood
Gerald & Angela Whawell
Ron & Edith Chatburn
Alan Harden
Michael Foad
Brian Gould
Sue Powell
Duncan Lord
Keith Wren

Becoming a Friend

Friends are individuals who wish to offer their support to the orchestra, not only by making a donation but also by offering further support as stated below:

Option 1

£36 p.a. (individual) or £72 p.a. (for couples)

  • A Complimentary ticket - or tickets if a couple - to our 3 main classical concerts each season.  This relates to an annual saving of £9 per individual or £18 for a couple.
  • An acknowledgement of your support in both our programme and on our website.

If you wish to choose this option to become a friend, please either e-mail office@folkestonesymphony.org or phone our Friends & Patron Secretary on 01303 894635 for more information and an application form

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Option 2

£45 p.a. (individual) or £90 p.a. (for couples)

  • A complimentary ticket - or tickets if a couple - to our 3 main classical concerts each season, plus our Annual Family Christmas Concert.  This relates to an annual saving of £12 per individual or £24 per couple.
  •  An acknowledgement of your support in both our programme and on our website.

If you wish to choose this option to become a friend, please either e-mail office@folkestonesymphony.org or phone our Friends & Patron Secretary on 01303 894635 for more information and an application form.

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Becoming a Patron

Orchestra Patrons or sponsors, can either be individuals or businesses who feel they can commit their financial support to the work of the orchestra, which will enable us to continue to provide live classical music concerts to the local community to a high standard. In return, we can offer a choice of four benefit packages, depending on the level of donation that you are prepared to give, as follows

Bronze £150 p.a.

  • 2 complimentary ticket(s) to 4 of our concerts each season
  • Complimentary programmes
  • An acknowledgement of your support in our programme
  • A quarter A5 page advertisement in our programme (for a business)
  • An acknowledgement of your support on our website
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If you wish to to become a Bronze patron, please either click the buy button or e-mail office@folkestonesymphony.org or phone our Friends & Patron Secretary on 01303 894635 for more information and an application form 

Gold 
£600 p.a.

  • 6 complimentary ticket(s) to 4 of our concerts each season
  • Complimentary programmes
  • An acknowledgement of your support in our programme
  • A full A5 page advertisement in our programme (for a business)
  • An acknowledgement of your support on our website
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If you wish to to become a Gold patron, please  either click the buy button or e-mail office@folkestonesymphony.org or phone our Friends & Patron Secretary on 01303 894635 for more information and an application form

Silver £350 p.a.

  • 4 complimentary ticket(s) to 4 of our concerts each season
  • Complimentary programmes
  • An acknowledgement of your support in our programme
  • A half A5 page advertisement in our programme (for a business)
  • An acknowledgement of your support on our website
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If you wish to to become a Silver patron, please  either click the buy button or e-mail office@folkestonesymphony.org or phone our Friends & Patron Secretary on 01303 894635 for more information and an application form

Platinum
£600+ p.a.

  • Same benefits as our Gold Package, but with greater flexibility subject to discussion.
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If you wish to to become a Platinum patron, please  either click the buy button or e-mail office@folkestonesymphony.org or phone our Friends & Patron Secretary on 01303 894635 to discuss a suitable bespoke package

We are happy to discuss the idea of any bespoke packages for our patrons.

Folkestone and Hythe Orchestral Society

Telephone Derek Kemp (Chairman) 01303 894635/ Mob. 07919 030077