- London Handel Festival

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Support us

We are grateful to the growing number of donors and funders who are endorsing our ambitions and we are heavily reliant on our loyal group of supporters. By supporting us you will be part of the success of the annual Festival and in turn sustain superb artists, freelance musicians and  venues as well as helping us offer opportunities for emerging groups, schools and young people in our growing learning and participation programmes. We offer a range of benefits at all levels of our membership tiers ranging from exclusive invitations to behind-the scenes events, previews, concert talks, to  priority booking, discount on programmes, complimentary drinks, regular updates from the Festival Director and more. Find out about our membership tiers and how to support us below.

We warmly welcome support from private individuals, companies, trusts and foundations. Your generosity makes a huge difference to the work of LHF. 

If you would like to join as a supporter or to renew your membership, please click on ‘Become a member’ below, or email our Development Producer, Andrea Lee: andrea.lee@londonhandelfestival.org.uk

For September and October 2022 only, we’re offering £50 credit to your account if you join as a Festival Benefactor and upwards or if you upgrade from any membership tier to the next.

Become a Member
Membership types

Director’s Circle – £5,000  per year (£417 per month)  

As a Director’s Circle member, you become part of the LHF family enjoying a personalised relationship based on your interests. Director’s Circle members enjoy exclusive VIP performances, the ability to support and mould the artistic ambitions of LHF alongside all the benefits listed below. 

  • Exclusive opportunity to enjoy private VIP performances from LHF artists arranged for you. 
  • Personal welcome from an LHF trustee at all events
  • Regular meetings with the Festival Director to discuss programming and the development of the Festival
  • Option to be a named supporter for specific performances and projects
  • Complimentary drinks at all LHF Festival events
  • Invitation to meet musicians and guest artists
  • Exclusive access to tickets across the Festival with dedicated booking support
  • Invitation to the exclusive Patrons performance within the Festival and the ability to bring up to 4 guests
  • Opportunity to attend open rehearsals for specific performances across the Festival
  • Invitation to attend the annual Chairman’s Reception
  • Invitation to the Festival opening night celebration
  • Personal communication with the Festival Director and team
  • Behind the scenes tour of LHF’s annual opera production
  • Complimentary Festival programmes and brochure signed by the Musical DirectorInvitation to pre-concert talks
  • Personal acknowledgement in the donors list (if desired)
  • Priority booking above all other membership tiers

Gold Patron – £3,000 per year (£250 per month)

Gold Patrons allow LHF to continue its artistic excellence and help shape the development of the Festival. With the ability to meet artists, creatives and regular contact with the Director and LHF team, Gold Patrons also receive invitations to some of LHF’s most exclusive events alongside all the other benefits below. 

  • Regular meetings with the Festival Director to discuss programming and the development of the Festival
  • Option to be a named supporter for specific performances and projects
  • Complimentary drinks at all LHF Festival events
  • Invitation to meet musicians and guest artists
  • Exclusive access to tickets across the Festival with dedicated booking support
  • Invitation to the exclusive Patrons performance within the Festival and the ability to bring up to 4 guests
  • Opportunity to attend open rehearsals for specific performances across the Festival
  • Invitation to attend the annual Chairman’s Reception
  • Invitation to the Festival opening night celebration
  • Personal communication with the Festival Director and team
  • Behind the scenes tour of LHF’s annual opera production
  • Complimentary Festival programmes and brochure signed by the Musical Director
  • Invitation to pre-concert talks
  • Personal acknowledgement in the donors list (if desired) 
  • Priority booking above Patron’s Circle, Festival Benefactor, Associate Benefactor and Friends

Patron’s Circle – £1,200 per year (£100 per month)

As a Patron’s Circle member, you’ll receive the opportunity to attend private events including our annual Chairman’s Reception and Patron’s performance as well as complimentary drinks at all London Handel Festival events. Alongside personal communication with the Festival Director and LHF team, you’ll also receive all the benefits below

  • Option to be a named supporter for specific performances and projects
  • Complimentary drinks at all LHF Festival events
  • Invitation to meet musicians and guest artists
  • Exclusive access to tickets across the Festival with dedicated booking support
  • Invitation to the exclusive Patrons performance within the Festival and the ability to bring up to 4 guests
  • Opportunity to attend open rehearsals for specific performances across the Festival
  • Invitation to attend the annual Chairman’s Reception
  • Invitation to the Festival opening night celebration
  • Personal communication with the Festival Director and team
  • Behind the scenes tour of LHF’s annual opera production
  • Complimentary Festival programmes and brochure signed by the Musical Director
  • Invitation to pre-concert talks
  • Personal acknowledgement in the donors list (if desired) 
  • Priority booking above Patron’s Circle, Festival Benefactor, Associate Benefactor and Friends

Festival Benefactor – £500 per year (£42 per month)

Enhance your experience at the London Handel Festival as a Festival Benefactor. Festival Benefactors forge a close relationship with the company and enjoy exclusive invitations, behind the scenes tours, personal communication and discounts on programmes and bars as well as all the below benefits;

  • Invitation with a guest of your choice to attend the exclusive Festival opening night reception with the Festival Director and musicians
  • Personal communication with the Festival Director and team
  • Behind the scenes tour of LHF’s annual opera production
  • Exclusive access to tickets across the Festival with dedicated booking support
  • Two complimentary Festival programmes signed by the Musical Director
  • Invitation to pre-concert talks
  • 15% Discount at Festival bars
  • Personal acknowledgement in the donors list (if desired)
  • Regular e-newsletter with updates before general public
  • Priority booking above Associate Benefactors and Friends

Associate Benefactor – £250 per year (£21 per month)

As an Associate Benefactor, you receive complimentary invitations to our pre-concert talks, discounts on our Festival bars, an invitation to our Festival launch and all the benefits below

  • Two complimentary Festival programmes signed by the Musical Director
  • Invitation to pre-concert talks
  • 10% Discount at Festival bars
  • Exclusive access to tickets across the Festival
  • Invitation to members only annual Festival Launch at St George’s, Hanover Square
  • Personal acknowledgement in the donors list (if desired)
  • Priority booking above Friends

Friends – £40 per year (c.£3 per month)

Start your relationship with the London Handel Festival for just £40 per year as a Friend of LHF. Friends receive discounts on all Festival programmes, regular updates, invitations to our Festival Launch as well as priority booking before the general public. 

  • Discount on Festival programmes
  • Invitation to pre-concert talks
  • Invitation to members only annual Festival Launch at St George’s, Hanover Square
  • Regular e-newsletter with updates before general public
  • Priority booking before general public

 

Become a Member