The London English Song Festival is only able break new boundaries in the field of English music with the help of its supporters, to whom we owe a huge debt of gratitude. A registered charity dedicated to the promotion of English vocal and choral music, in particular works that have been neglected for too long, we are reversing trends that have often belittled English music. The LESF strives to increase the awareness of English Song and Oratorio within an educational narrative, rekindling the flame for this and future generations, and has a reputation on the UK stage for compelling and innovative programming.

It makes a huge difference to us and to our long-term planning of major projects if you are able to donate regularly to the London English Song Festival.  As a regular donor, you will receive regular updates about the LESF’s projects and we will be happy to discuss our future plans before they are made public. Your support is hugely important and greatly appreciated. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to talk more about how any money you donate will be spent, or your level of involvement with our projects. 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.

It was impossible to put together a project of the scale of our 2019 revival of Judith without plenty of goodwill and support. We are hugely grateful to all our supporters: for a comprehensive list, please see below.

There are six levels of support within the LESF with differing levels of involvement, but all our supporters are valued highly for what they give, financially and in many other ways.

£10,000: CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE

With a gift of this scale you can make a huge difference to the effectiveness and scope of our projects. You will receive a pair of the finest tickets to all our concerts, invites to all concert-day receptions for you and your guests, access to our rehearsal process and recording sessions,  a special mention in all programmes and in CD booklets and regular, personal updates from the LESF team & William Vann.

£5,000: BENEFACTOR

This is also an immensely important level of support to us. You will receive invites to concert-day receptions, access to our rehearsal process and recording sessions,  a special mention in all programmes and in CD booklets and regular, personal updates from the LESF team & William Vann.

£2,500: GOLD FRIEND

You will receive, as thanks for your support, an invite to a concert-day reception, access to our recording sessions,  a special mention in all programmes and in CD booklets and regular, personal updates from the LESF team & William Vann.

£1,001: SILVER FRIEND

You will receive a special mention in all programmes and in CD booklets, access to our recording sessions and regular, personal updates from the LESF team about the project.

£500: BRONZE FRIEND

You will receive a credit in all programmes and in CD booklets, some access to our recording sessions and regular, personal updates from the LESF team about the project.

£100: SUPPORTER

You will receive a credit in all programmes and in CD booklets and regular updates from the LESF team about the project.

Alternatively, you can pay us directly via BACS – if so please get in touch directly via the contact form or call 07966 149039, or write a cheque to London English Song Festival and post to London English Song Festival, c/o William Vann, 14 College Court, London SW3 4NL.

LONDON ENGLISH SONG FESTIVAL: SUPPORTERS OF THE 2019 REVIVAL OF PARRY’S JUDITH

PATRONS: Sir Thomas Allen CBE, Malcolm Martineau OBE

CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE: Elaine Bonas, Virginia and Richard Gabbertas, Simon Yates

BENEFACTORS: Sir Vernon Ellis, Robert Venables, Q.C.

GOLD FRIENDS: The John S Cohen Foundation, The Foyle Foundation, The David and Claudia Harding Foundation, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation

SILVER FRIENDS: John and Sharon Francis, Kathy Price, the Gemma Classical Music Trust, The Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust

BRONZE FRIENDS: Chris Ball, David Harman, Jonathan Langridge, Andrew Neill, Patrick Snowball, Michael Trott, the Association of English Singers and Speakers, the Music Reprieval Trust, the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society

SUPPORTERS OF PAST FESTIVALS INCLUDE: The Bowerman Charitable Trust, The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, Joseph and Jill Karaviotis, David Peddy, The Concordia Foundation, Christopher Gorman, Judy Booth, Kathleen Walker.

The London English Song Festival is enormously grateful for the generous support it has received from: