Peter Thomasson, NCO Friends Chair 

(Pictured above)


Joan Matthews, vice-Chair

Joan regularly helps out at concerts – selling CDs and NCO branded chocolate – which she coordinates and orders to raise funds for Friends of the NCO (and very good it is too!).

 NCO Committee member






Eleanor Lewington, Treasurer 

NCO FriendsBeing involved with the Friends gives me pride in the orchestra, knowing our subscriptions and fundraising social occasions help pay for such first-class musicians. The pre-concert talks are a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the musician’s world.”





Alison Allcard, NCO Friends Secretary:

Friends and family’ is a familiar phrase, and this applies to the NCO – if you become a Friend, you become part of the orchestra family; you can get to know the players by staying after the concerts for free drinks, suggest pieces of music to be included in the repertoire, as well as enjoying reduced ticket prices for the wonderful concerts.”

Trevor Gilman

Liz Pennington

Gordon Sidery

Harry Thompson