Become a Friend - Southbank Sinfonia

Become a Friend

Every year, Southbank Sinfonia brings together 33 young graduate musicians for an experience that will change their lives. You can observe it from the sidelines, or you can join them and be a part of the experience yourself.

From the players’ auditions onwards, Southbank Sinfonia supporters enjoy a uniquely close association with the orchestra, following their progress every step of the way, watching them grow in talent and confidence, discovering – alongside the players themselves – how an orchestra really works, and seeing first hand the value of their investment to young people who really need it. For many, it’s this inclusive atmosphere that makes supporting the orchestra so worthwhile.

Whatever your personal interest, there are many ways we can create a unique and rewarding association for you with the orchestra.

There are various levels of Friendship for you to enjoy. Each takes its name from the terms used throughout the centuries to describe the essential components found in music.

Continuo FriendSouthbank Sinfonia

£10 a month
- continuo. a continuous and essential harmonic foundation

  • Receive regular mailings with news and updates on our annual programme
  • See the orchestra up close by attending an open rehearsal with a visiting guest artist
  • Attend a post-concert Friends’ reception and enjoy a drink with the players
  • See your support on our website

Annual subscription of £8.30 membership fee, £111.70 donation*

Our Continuo Friends


Ripieno FriendSouthbank Sinfonia

£20 a month
- ripieno. a central ensemble that supports the key artists
Get closer to the music with all of the above, plus:

  • Hear directly from the players in a quarterly mailing with behind-the-scenes insights into the programme
  • Have an experience like no other, and take a seat inside the orchestra at our new annual ‘passenger seat’ event especially for supporters

Annual subscription of £11 membership fee, £229 donation*

Our Ripieno Friends


Obbligato FriendSouthbank Sinfonia

£35 a month
- obbligato. a distinctive, integral feature, indispensable to the performance
Enjoy exclusive benefits at our highest Friends level with all of the above, plus:

  • Attend an annual post-concert dinner with Music Director Simon Over and special guests*
  • Gain access to distinctive projects with our prestigious partner organisations and international guest artists
  • Be recognised for your support at an annual Rush Hour concert dedicated to our Obbligato Friends, after which we invite you to join the musicians and conductor for a post-concert reception

Annual subscription of £20 membership fee, £400 donation*

Our Obbligato Friends

*Additional costs apply


Maestro Supporters

Enjoy a truly individual association with the orchestra by becoming a Maestro Supporter. With a minimum annual donation of £1,001, Maestro Supporters share our Music Director Simon Over’s passion for helping exceptional young musicians to fulfil their potential. In return, they are uniquely valued, receiving personal updates from Simon on the orchestra’s progress, and bespoke opportunities to get to know the musicians and be recognised for their support.

Annual subscription of £35 membership fee, £966 donation*

Our Maestro Supporters


To join our family, please complete the form and return to our Development Team.

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Development Team
Southbank Sinfonia
St Johns Waterloo
Waterloo Road
London SE1 8TY

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*Please note: We are obliged by HMRC to make it clear that the donation component paid by Continuo, Ripieno, Obbligato and Maestro Supporters is voluntary and that it is possible to purchase any of these memberships without making this donation, at a cost of £8.30, £11, £20 or £35. If you wish to do this, please contact Development Director Charlotte Castle.