What is Chets in London?
It is a new circle of support bringing our gifted musicians from Chetham’s in Manchester to London to share their musical talents with members regularly. As a member, it will give you the chance to experience exceptional recitals and to go behind-the-scenes as we arrange private evenings which will help you to understand how the incredible music you are hearing is created, how our young musicians achieve the sounds and techniques that they do, and how they make that leap from being a young student with potential into becoming a mature and accomplished musician.
What are the benefits and the donation requirements of Chets in London?
The ‘club’ is very much about supporting Chetham’s School of Music, and for membership of Chets in London we ask for £1,000 per year:
- Invitation to private receptions attached to key concerts – in London and nationwide - including ad hoc behind-the-scenes events, such as hearing works in progress, talks from leading artists, meeting the performers, and bespoke opportunities to get involved
- The opportunity to bring guests to selected Chets in London events
- An exclusive annual Chets in London thank you event (in unique London venue)
- Reciprocal relationship with The Humphrey Chetham Club – invitation to Manchester events and broad circle of contacts
Chetham’s event guide and newsletters
- Annual funding update from the chairperson
Who are its members?
Chets in London is a network of supporters from diverse walks of life. At Chets in London events, you will meet professional musicians, city bankers, record producers, classical and jazz music enthusiasts, and many more, in a room filled with people from a rich mixture of backgrounds. They have one thing in common: they are all united by their love of music, and belief in supporting the musicians of the future in order to sustain the rich musical culture of the UK and beyond, for many generations to come.
How will joining the Club offer support?
Your support will be an invaluable contribution to Chetham's School of Music, enabling us to offer our students the best support possible in a variety of ways, such as helping to fund special projects, musical performances, participation in the most highly regarded competitions essential for our students' musical development, and overall to enable Chetham's to make an ever larger contribution to the cultural community, here in the UK, and across the world.
Upcoming dates for Chets in London Members
Every year, we will hold exclusive events for Chets in London members, and extend special invitations for Chets in London members to be part of the Chetham’s School of Music VIP list for events open to the wider public. There will also be the opportunity for members to bring their own guests to selected events.
Friday 25th January 2013
Lunchtime concert at St James Piccadilly, London
22nd February 2013
Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, London
14th March 2013
Evening chamber concert at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, London
14th July 2013
Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra at Wigmore Hall, London
We have many more unique events in the pipeline, so watch out for the chance to enjoy our students’ wonderful music and insights at The Steinway Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, in people’s drawing rooms, and art galleries.
Music at Dingley
Brian and Lesley Johnson
Traver and Wendi Smart
Alan and Helga Spencer