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Supporting hebrides ensemble


Hebrides Ensemble is a committed and versatile group of musicians, dedicated to performing, commissioning and creating new chamber music, music-theatre and small-scale opera for the enjoyment of all. We are passionate about good music and believe that you are too. We would like to invite you to become actively involved in our music and our work by joining a growing number of equally devoted individuals who generously support us and are prepared to help safeguard our future. As a registered charity we strive to raise funds from a range of sources to allow us to achieve our vision and our varied programme of work. Over the next year this will involve no less than five world premieres and performances in venues throughout the country. The support we receive from individuals is vital to the continuation of this work. Our aspirations for the future are high and our programming and commissioning varied and ambitious. We welcome you to join and share with us as we experience dynamic, thoughtprovoking and invigorating new music.

‘one of the most innovative and thrilling ensembles in Europe’  The Scotsman

‘profound and powerful’

 The Guardian

Supporting the diverse and unique In the last year alone we have performed side by side with such artists as Colin Currie, Claron McFadden, Andrew Kennedy, Roderick Williams, Elizabeth Watts and Llŷr Williams and performed a number of Scottish premieres, bringing rarely heard masterpieces from across the world to Scottish ears. Your support will help us to — present exciting, diverse chamber music and music-theatre productions — bring the highest standards of performance to audiences in Scotland and throughout the UK — perform rarely heard masterpieces that deserve wider audiences — collaborate with eminent soloists and arts organisations Investing in tomorrow’s talent This year we initiate a series of programmes and projects to support the next generation of composers and performers, closely linked to our performance programme. Our ambition is to uncover real talent, and nurture and challenge that talent in a supportive environment. Your support will allow us to —  become a resource for young musicians at the start of their careers —  create essential working relationships to offer essential learning opportunities — offer a platform and generate profile for the next generation of talented musicians


There are many ways in which you can support this work:

Friends of Hebrides Ensemble We invite audience members to join Friends of Hebrides Ensemble where you will enjoy a wide range of behind the scenes benefits from as little as £25. Levels of Support: From £25 per year — advance notice of our performances — an invitation to special receptions and events — regular monthly updates

‘special playing from a special group of musicians’ BBC Online

From £150 per year benefits above plus: — discounted CDs — an invitation to a private performance — an invitation to a private drinks reception with our musicians From £1,000 per year benefits above plus: — a specially tailored performance for you and your friends — tickets to all performances and events*


Commissioning Circle: Supporting brand new work Join our Commissioning Circle where a one-off payment ensures that new work is developed and performed to the highest standards. Members of the Commissioning Circle will form a special group of supporters who will become more closely involved in the work of the ensemble and the composers we work with. Members will become directly involved in one of the most stimulating areas of our work and will help us to: — put Scotland at the forefront of new music — commission intriguing new talent — commission well known names and perform world premieres first, here in Scotland Several future commissions are currently in development, scheduled between 2011 – 2014, including new works from James MacMillan, Peter Nelson, Alasdair Spratt, Suzanne Parry, Mark Boden, Alasdair Nicholson and Nigel Osborne. Investments in new work start from as little as £100, where you can own a slice of musical history and up to £1,000 where you can become a major commissioning partner. From £100+ — a free ticket to a premiere of your chosen work* — a programme signed by the composer and Artistic Director — your support acknowledged with your name in the score — an invitation to a rehearsal of the new work — regular monthly updates *free tickets at Hebrides Ensemble’s own promoted events and where possible at events promoted by other organisations.

From £1,000+ Benefits above plus: — a signed score — an invitation to a private reception at a specially organised event — meet the composer and musicians at a special dinner One-off Donations Donations of any size, made at any time throughout the year, are most welcome. Such donations will be recognised on our website and within our programmes (unless you prefer to remain anonymous) and can be attributed to the area of our work which you would most like to be associated with. Legacies Please consider including Hebrides Ensemble in your Will and help safeguard our future. The funds you bequeath to the ensemble will be allocated as you wish, either towards supporting the development of our education work, or towards performances and new commissions.

For further information about supporting Hebrides Ensemble please contact Caroline Winn, General Manager. caroline@hebridesensemble.com 0131 208 3224


Joining Form (please tick) I would like to join Friends of Hebrides Ensemble £25 per year

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I would like to become a member of the Commissioning Circle From £100+ (as little as £8.33 per month)  From £1,000+ (as little as £83.33 per month)  I would like my contribution to go towards the following new work: James MacMillan  Alasdair Spratt  Peter Nelson  Mark Boden  Suzanne Parry Nigel Osborne  Alasdair Nicholson  I don’t mind which  Future Commissions One-off donation I would like to make a one-off donation towards: New commissions  Performances  Education work Please allocate to area where most needed £ Title

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I wish my donation to remain anonymous. Payment Options There are a number of ways in which you can make your donation and you can either choose to give a one-off payment, pay monthly or annually by cheque, online transfer or by standing order. To make a single one off payment By cheque made payable to Hebrides Ensemble Ltd. By online bank transfer to: Bank of Scotland, account name ‘Hebrides Ensemble Ltd’, sort code 800277 account number 00389316. Please quote reference ‘Hebrides Ensemble Donation’. By standing order Please complete the standing order form overleaf in ballpoint pen and return it to: St George’s West, 58 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RT


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Hebrides Ensemble St George’s West 58 Shandwick Place Edinburgh EH2 4RT Room 223 The Briggait 141 Bridgegate Glasgow G1 5HZ Phone +44 (0) 131 208 3224 Web hebridesensemble.com    Skype hebridesensemble

Artistic Director William Conway william-conway.com General Manager Caroline Winn Press Jane Nicolson Board of Directors Benjamin Twist (Chair) Chris Kelnar Glenys Hughes Jennifer Martin Martin Suckling Paul Jourdan William Conway

Email caroline@hebridesensemble.com Follow us on

Hebrides Ensemble is registered in Scotland No 132543 Registered Charity No SC017923


Supporting Hebrides Ensemble