Friends of Fernhurst Choral Society
If you wish to support the Society, in addition to coming to our concerts you can become a Friend of FCS for an annual donation of as little as £50 (suggested minimum).
FCS performs three concerts a year, usually accompanied by professional musicians such as the Downland Sinfonia (previously the Fernhurst Chamber Orchestra) or Southern Pro Musica. FCS is also often accompanied by talented young singer soloists, many of whom are at the start of their professional careers. Since 2014 we have also run hugely enjoyable annual “Come & Sing” events; and in recent years we have had successful exchanges with choirs from France, Germany and Switzerland.
These activities incur significant expenditure, which is often not covered by membership fees and income from ticket and programme sales and programme advertising. So by becoming a Friend you can help FCS to continue to thrive in the future.
If you are a UK taxpayer, the Gift Aid scheme allows us to reclaim tax on your donation, making it even more valuable.
The Benefits of Being a Friend
Information: You will receive advance information about FCS events and concerts and our participation in the annual Petersfield Musical Festival, to allow you to plan ahead.
Reserved seats: When you buy tickets for an FCS concert, you and your guests will be given reserved seats in prime positions.
Concert Programmes: As a Friend, your name will be listed in the programme for each FCS concert, and you will receive a free concert programme.
Open Rehearsal and Christmas Party: Each year we have an Open Rehearsal in March, where we usually rehearse music for our forthcoming concert at the Petersfield Musical Festival, and an informal Christmas Party/Concert in December. As a Friend, you will be given two free tickets to each of these events.
Becoming a Friend
To become a Friend, please complete the FCS New Friends form and (if you are a UK taxpayer) the Gift Aid Declaration, and send it to the Friends’ Secretary:
Mrs Camilla Hooper
Hammer Vale Cottage, Hammer Vale
Haslemere GU27 1QG
If you have any questions about becoming a Friend, please contact Camilla Hooper (01428 653623, firstname.lastname@example.org)
– An FCS concert is one promoted by the Society; it excludes our participation in the Petersfield Musical Festival.
– By becoming a Friend, you agree to FCS holding and retaining your personal details as per its Privacy and Data Protection policies
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