As Sestina seeks further public and private funding, its Friends are a vital part of its growth. Ticket sales never cover the entire costs of concerts and so we depend upon the music-loving public for additional financial support. By becoming a Friend, you are not only giving financial support to us, but telling us, the young musicians, that you believe in us and appreciate the music we perform. Your friendship means a great deal to the members of the group so if Sestina has brought you enjoyment we would like to ask you to consider supporting us by becoming a friend.

The Friends of Sestina are in two categories of annual subscription:

A Silver Friend: £60 including Young Friends (Student): £25
A Gold Friend: £120

Our Pledge to all our FRIENDS:

– We promise to put on high-class concerts in collaboration with the finest artistic professionals who will encourage young musicians to work towards their own professional careers

– We promise to acknowledge you in our programmes and website

– All Friends will be invited to meet the performers after concerts

– Our Friends will have preferential booking

– Our Friends will receive a half-year Newsletter

– Sestina will host at least one exclusively Friends event each year

Our Pledge to our GOLD FRIENDS:

– Gold Friends will receive two complimentary tickets to one of our events each year

– Gold Friends will enjoy reserved seating at concerts and events

Sestina also invites you to become a PATRON of our group:

Young performers must make all manner of expensive professional commitments and as a long-term project, we invite you to make a substantial donation or leave a legacy to the Sestina Capital Fund which will be used for such costs. This will provide all the benefits of the Friends of Sestina while ensuring a life-long learning support to the development of our young emerging artists. For this you will have our heartfelt thanks and perhaps the best benefit of all: the knowledge that you’ve helped Sestina to continue and grow, supporting the next generation of professional musicians! Just the sort of Friend we need!


It’s simple! Complete our Friends of Sestina form and return it to us!

For further details please email us at

Past Friends of Sestina Newsletters:

Newsletter #4
Newsletter #3
Newsletter #2

Click here to download a Friends of Sestina membership application form.

Click here to download the Friends of Sestina standing order mandate.

Thanks to all of our Friends!

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Mrs Irene Banham
Colin Chambers
Mr Alan Clarke
Mr & Mrs Gerard Doherty
Niall & Judith Downey
Framework Health Ltd
Hilary Headley
Professor Desmond Hunter
Ms Irene Kingston
Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle DL
Dr. Kerrie Thompson and Irwin Thompson
Mr. Timothy Thurston

Dr Paul Berry
Hazel Dusoir
Miss Emma Gibbins
Dr Jun Hong
Dr Sarah McCleave
Mr Peter McPolin
Mr Philip O’Rawe