As a small, non-government funded, arts charity, we face the ongoing challenge of raising funds in order to continue presenting wonderful music and a stellar line-up of soloists, along with inspiring learning activities for all ages.   

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By joining our increasing number of NCO Patrons, you are not only making a significant contribution to the NCO’s well-being and the work of the orchestra, but you are also becoming involved in a direct, rewarding and personal way.

Benefits of becoming a Patron

Patrons are listed in all our Concert Programmes (unless anonymity is requested), and receive special benefits, such as an invitation to a special Patrons’ event to mark the start of each new Macclesfield concert season and (new for 2015 /16 Season) a free programme for each concert.

Patrons also receive automatic membership to the NCO Friends organisation, with all the associated benefits, such as:

£1 off all tickets for concerts in Macclesfield

£1 off all NCO recordings

Complimentary concert programmes (NEW benefit)

Friends newsletters

Invitations to pre-concert talks given by soloists or members of the orchestra

Post-concert drink and chance to meet members of the orchestra

Special events for Patrons

How Patrons make a difference

Collectively, our Patrons’ donations have raised, for example, enough funding to support a concert, including paying for a top soloist’s fees.  However, it is possible for us to use your Patron’s donation to support a very specific aspect of our work, if you prefer.

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Either way, we applaud the generosity of all our Patrons!

How to become a Patron 

If you feel you are in a position to help the orchestra in this way, Patronage starts at £125.  If you are a taxpayer, we are able to claim Gift Aid and receive an extra 25% (at current rates).

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact:

NCO’s General Manager, Tom Elliott on 0161 247 2220 or by email: