The NCO is lucky to have an extremely loyal and dedicated Friends organisation, which supports us in a number of ways – from raising funds towards concerts and community projects, to giving practical help at concerts and in the office.
Becoming a Friend of the NCO is easy and as well as supporting the orchestra, you will receive a range of exclusive benefits.
Benefits of Joining
As a Friend, we’ll keep you posted about NCO concerts and developments through regular Newsletters.
By quoting your Friends membership number, or using your membership card, you will receive discounts on tickets for many of our own promotions and also on NCO CDs.
You will receive invitations to Pre-Concert Talks for our Friends and Patrons. Talks are often given by soloists and members of the orchestra and give a unique insight into their interpretation of the music they will be performing and also their career.
You will have the opportunity to enjoy a chat and a drink with players after Macclesfield concerts.
How Friends Make a Difference
NCO Friends make an invaluable contribution to the Orchestra – through raising funds via membership fees and Gift Aid, social fundraising events and even NCO-branded chocolate bars!
The Friends organisation has, for example, sponsored two NCO Macclesfield concerts and one Halton concert in the current season, along with one-off educational / community events.
The Friends also support the NCO at concerts (stewarding, selling programmes and CDs and checking tickets) and with other activities, such as helping with leaflet and poster distribution and mailshots.