FRIENDS OF GRAYSHOTT CONCERTS - 2017
The aim of Grayshott Concerts is always to bring beautiful classical music, performed live by top-flight musicians, to Grayshott and to those from the surrounding area and beyond, in order to create "World-class performances – on your doorstep!"
But to achieve consistently high levels of quality, the cost of staging events is enormous – and goes on rising. We generally recover little more than half the cost of staging an event, even when we sell every ticket at full price! The balance comes from our generous business sponsors, from occasional grants – and from our growing Friends of Grayshott Concerts membership subscriptions.
Regular attenders and enthusiastic supporters donate their membership subscriptions in order to secure the best musical performances for miles around. In return, they receive priority booking facilities for their choice of seats ahead of the general public, for top quality performances that often sell out weeks, sometimes months in advance.
There are FIVE levels of Friends membership from which to choose, each with various benefits attached:
Requests for reservations by Friends can be made at any time once a concert is announced. Exactly TWO calendar months before each event, Friends ‘priority’ ends, and seats are charged for and allocated to them, in the following order at this date. Only at that stage will booking be opened to the general public:
|First||Platinum Friends||Entitlement - up to 6 seats for each concert|
|Second||Gold Friends||Entitlement - up to 6 seats for each concert|
|Third||Diamond Friends||Entitlement - up to 4 seats for each concert|
|Fourth||Silver Friends||Entitlement - up to 4 seats for each concert|
|Fifth||Ruby Friends||Entitlement - up to 2 seats for each concert|
Please note : As discussed at our AGM in April 2015, we have adjusted the seat entitlements of some levels to ensure fairness to everyone. However, if you would like to bring a larger party than your above entitlement allows, please talk to us well in advance of an event as we would not want you to be disappointed. We shall do everything possible to accommodate all our ‘Friends’ – and their friends too! Please get in touch! Let’s talk!
Ruby Friends enjoy priority booking facilities as detailed above. Their names will be acknowledged in concert programmes unless requested otherwise. Annual Subscription for a Ruby Friend: £25.00
Silver Friends will enjoy the same benefits as Ruby Friends detailed above, Plus: An invitation to an exclusive "Friends Evening", a social and musical occasion usually with wine. Annual subscription for a Silver Friend: £50.00
Diamond Friends will enjoy all the benefits of Silver Friends as detailed above. Annual subscription for a Diamond Friend: £100.00
Gold Friends will enjoy all the benefits of Silver Friends as detailed above, Plus: Allocated named parking space at venue if requested – subject to availability
Annual subscription for a Gold Friend: £150.00
Platinum Friends will enjoy all the benefits of Gold Friends as detailed above, Including: Preferential bar service at concerts whenever possible; Allocated named parking space at venue; Introductions to guest artists / soloists where possible. Annual subscription for a Platinum Friend: minimum £250.00
We hope you will feel able to join us or to renew your membership at one of these levels to ensure our ongoing success and power to attract top talent. If you would like more information, please telephone us on 01428 606666 we would be delighted to answer any queries you may have.
If you would like to join the Friends or renew your membership please use the form below.
Annual subscriptions run from January to December each year.
Whatever you decide, your support is greatly valued and vitally important to the success of our activities. We look forward to meeting you at future events.
Please use the form below to renew your Friends Membership or apply for new Friends Membership