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RNS 60th Anniversary Appeal

Diamonds are forever and, with your help, so is our orchestra

Support your Orchestra

For 60 years, Royal Northern Sinfonia has been delighting audiences in the North East, Cumbria and beyond. Born out of a conviction that the people of this region deserved the very best, the orchestra has become a diamond in the crown of the region: a local chamber orchestra with a global reputation.

We know how much Royal Northern Sinfonia means to you. Last year alone, the orchestra performed 53 concerts at Sage Gateshead and 58 in the region, as well as tours to South America, Europe and China playing to over 20,000 people. From Beethoven’s pioneering concertos performed by Music Director Lars Vogt, to The Snowman and Classics 4 Kids, our concert series designed for children and their families – the orchestra is here for you and everybody in the North East.

Ticket income alone is not enough to support the breadth and depth of Royal Northern Sinfonia’s work and we rely on donations to support us to bring the very best in classical music to as wide an audience as possible.

The orchestra’s first concert took place in 1958, so we are asking you to make a regular donation of £19.58 per month for one year. Alternatively, make a single gift of £60. Thank you.


Why Support RNS?

RNS with InHarmony

RNS does so much more than perform world class music on stage. We want to inspire and involve people of all ages and backgrounds, and do so through a range of music activities that everyone can enjoy.

RNS works with Sage Gateshead’s children and young people’s programmes and ensembles including In Harmony, Young Sinfonia and Quay Voices. They also perform at and visit schools and universities, and have even developed a special range of curriculum based performances for schools. 

RNS can frequently be found out and about in communities around the region too, sometimes where you’d least expect to find them, including in shopping centres, hospitals, food markets and more. The orchestra do this because they firmly believe that everyone deserves to feel difference music can make.

The orchestra have also developed a range of performances designed to be inclusive, including Baby Sinfonia, Classic4Kids and many relaxed performances.

These are just some of the reasons to support your orchestra. Every penny helps us to ensure that as many people as possible get to experience RNS, and the magic of music.


Reasons to Support RNS

There are so many reasons to support the work of RNS, and even more ways to do it.

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