The Rehearsal Orchestra’s work in nurturing talented musicians would not be possible without the charitable trusts and foundations, corporate donors and individual benefactors whose generous support enables us to fulfil our mission.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has put our course activities on hold, we continue to plan into the future, including our 2021 season. The aim of our charity remains that of providing outstanding orchestral learning opportunities whilst keeping costs to players, especially students and young professionals, as low as possible. Funding, essential to achieving our goals, is particularly challenging to secure during this time.

There are lots of ways in which you can support the work of the Rehearsal Orchestra. Many of them are listed on this page, but if you would like more information or have other ideas, please do get in touch.

Any donation you can make will help provide the orchestral musicians of tomorrow with the same fantastic opportunities which previous generations of Rehearsal Orchestra players have benefitted from.

Thank you


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The Gillian Halse Bursary Fund

Harold Taylor, partner of Gillian Halse Noel (pictured left with Harry Legge) who co-founded the Rehearsal Orchestra in 1957, very kindly gave a legacy in his will in Gill’s memory to fund student bursaries for our annual Edinburgh rehearsal week. To find out more about supporting the bursaries we offer and what they can achieve, see our Bursaries page.

 

The Rehearsal Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following Trusts and Foundations during our 2013–2019 seasons.

The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust
Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation
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The Aspinwall Educational Trust
The Binks Trust
The Bird Charitable Trust
The John S Cohen Foundation
Coral Samuel Charitable Trust
The Derek Hill Foundation
Dolly Knowles Charitable Trust  
The E J B Rose Charitable Trust
The Fitton Trust
The Foyle Foundation
The Garrick Charitable Trust 
The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity
The Golsoncott Foundation
The J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust

 

The J P Jacobs Charitable Trust
The Kobler Trust
The Marina Kleinwort Trust
Mastersingers Ltd
N Smith Charitable Settlement
The Nancy Bateman Charitable Trust
Old Possum’s Practical Trust
PF Charitable Trust
The Purcell Club 
The R H Scholes Charitable Trust  
R K T Harris Trust
The Simon Gibson Charitable Trust
Tay Charitable Trust
The Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust 
Wagner Society
William Syson Charitable Foundation

 

Artwork

Adele Wagstaff is an artist and teacher who has been sketching and painting the orchestra for a number of years and whose artwork of RO is for sale to benefit the orchestra.  An exhibition of Adele's images of musicians took place at Putney School of Art in May 2017 as part of our 60th anniversary celebrations.

Please find a link to her website to view her portfolio www.adelewagstaff.co.uk