Supporting Us

There have been live classical orchestral concerts in Kendal for 50 years. To keep the series going we really do need your support. There are various ways that you can help.

Donate some of your time

Most of the work of the Society is undertaken by volunteers, who enjoy each other’s company and being involved in making a difference to the cultural life of Lakeland. We’re always grateful for a bit more help, however much or however little you have to offer. We are particularly looking for help on concert nights with our pop-up box office in the foyer.

Join the Friends of the Society Scheme

We have around 100 Friends.The Friends provide finanical support, add greatly to the social side and momentum of the Society, and can meet the players and international stars. Find out more about the Friends Scheme.

Become a Patron

If you would like to donate at least £500 you can become a Patron of the Society. Patrons’ financial contributions are critical to our financial stability, and really help to maintain our momentum and commitment. Patrons enjoy an active social programme and participate in post-concert receptions, at which they can usually meet the soloists and conductors, as well as other Patrons and the Trustees. All patrons receive free seats for guests and can host a reception at their concert of choice.

There are also opportunities for corporate patrons to advertise in the concert programme, in the foyer, in our brochure and on our website.

Donations and Bequests

When the day comes, if you would like to remember us in your will you can rest assured that your bequest will help sustain the concert series and ensure that internationally famous musicians perform in Kendal for the next generation. Any other donations would be very welcome too…..

Click here to see various organisations and individuals that support us.