We are enormously grateful to everyone who contributes towards the London English Song Festival, whether corporate sponsors, private donors, other charitable bodies and,  of course, our audience members.

The London English Song Festival is a registered charity, number 1159818, and as such any monies received and any profits made will be ploughed into our current and future projects. These strive to increase awareness of English Art Song, and by extension, classical music, within an educational narrative, and the LESF is gaining a reputation on the UK stage for compelling and innovative programming.

We accept regular and one-off donations via the Charities Aid Foundation website, where you can support the LESF regularly or on a one-off basis. We have four levels of donor which are:

  • WARBLER: a £25 donation qualifies for warbler status with recognition in our LESF programmes.
  • BLACKBIRD: donate £70 to safeguard our educational programme for the future with recognition in the LESF programme.
  • LINNET: a £150  donation supports the work of an artist in each year’s LESF with a credit in the programme related to that support.
  • LARK: the Lark Ascending isn’t a song, but as Vaughan Williams’s most famous work it seemed appropriate to mark out our most dedicated supporters. With a regular donation of over £500, Larks will be invited to special LESF events now & in future years.

Just click on the donate button below!

Alternatively, you can write a cheque to London English Song Festival and post to London English Song Festival, c/o William Vann, 17 College Court, London SW3 4NL.


PATRONS: Sir Thomas Allen CBE Malcolm Martineau OBE

LARKS: The Bowerman Charitable Trust, The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society, The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, Sir Vernon Ellis, Joseph and Jill Karaviotis, David Peddy, Kathryn Price.

LINNETS: The Concordia Foundation, Christopher Gorman.

BLACKBIRDS: Judy Booth, Kathleen Walker.

The London English Song Festival is enormously grateful for the generous support it has received from:rvwsociety_logo (2) small version

The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society

The Association of English Singers and Speakers

The Association of English Singers and Speakers

The Lennox Berkeley Society

The Lennox Berkeley Society

The Kathleen Ferrier Awards

The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust

The John Ireland Charitable Trust