A supporters' club for the NSSO
Patronage and funding has always been a key issue for orchestras of all types, whether professional or amateur.
When the NSSO was in its infancy Madame Marie Reymond, a music teacher in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, and mentor of the orchestra's founder John Cope, provided the funds to enable its establishment and growth.
She then set about inviting Patrons to support the orchestra, and great names became associated with it. People such as Jean Sibelius, Sir Henry Wood, Sir Edward Elgar, The Duchess of Sutherland, The Countess of Warwick, and The Rt Honorable David Lloyd George to name a few.
The Friends of the NSSO now play an important role in supporting the orchestra.
You too can become a Friend, your support will be greatly appreciated and you'll be made very welcome. To join the Friends of the Orchestra email us for more details, subscription from and Gift Aid Declaration here NSSOFriends@gmail.com
Annual subscription: £20 per person
Life subscription: £360 (or more) per person
The NSSO is a charity (Charity No.1031372) and claims Gift Aid against Friends' subscription payments
What are the benefits of being a Friend?
Being a Friend brings these benefits
the valued recognition of your support for our local orchestra
your name published in each concert programme
early notice of forthcoming concerts
free entry for each concert for LIFE Friends
free programme for each concert (normally chargeable)
occasional newsletters about the orchestra's activities
invitations to suggest or request music for concerts
the very satisfying knowledge that you are supporting an orchestra which was founded in 1904, one of the oldest in the world, and still thrives today