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Supporting the Chapter House Choir

The Chapter House Choir is a registered charity (no.511629).
The generous support of our patrons and sponsors, as well as funding from charitable trusts and public bodies, is vital to our continued success.

Support like this enables us to commission new works and to enrich our region’s musical culture through hosting community events such as Come and Sing days and choral collaborations.

If you like what we do, there are several ways you can support the choir.

Carols by Candlelight, December 2022


Becoming a Patron of The Chapter House Choir is a great way of supporting the choir. In particular, donations from our Patrons help to make it possible for us to commission and share new choral music – an important part of the life of our choir.

Our Patrons enjoy:

  • Priority booking at the start of each season for Chapter House Choir events
  • Reserved seating for Chapter House Choir concerts (excluding York Minster Nave)
  • Email updates on choir plans
  • Pre-concert exclusive briefing events (at least one per season)
  • Occasional post-concert receptions where you can enjoy a drink and a chat with members of the choir

As a Patron, we ask you to set up a donation by monthly standing order to the choir for a minimum of £4/month (or £6/m for joint patrons). If you are a UK tax payer, you can increase the value of your donation through Gift Aid, which enables the choir to reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift – 25p for each pound you give.

Sponsorship & Advertising

We are committed to developing relationships between the musical and business communities, recognising the mutual benefits that come from these partnerships. Working with businesses of all sizes, we offer individual, tailor-made sponsorship and advertising packages, designed to meet each company’s specific aims. Sponsorship of The Chapter House Choir is an excellent way to enhance your company’s profile and support the choir in bringing high quality musical experiences to our local communities.

With individual concert audiences of up to 1,000, comprising both local residents and visitors, an advertisment in a concert programme offers a cost-effective way of marketing your business and demonstrating your support for the arts. We offer full page and half page advertising in all our concert programmes throughout the year.

Sponsorship options include sponsoring the choir for one season or for a particular event, or for the choir’s work in developing the choral tradition, such as the commission of a new piece of choral music. The benefits of sponsorship can include publicity and recognition in our programmes and marketing materials, and complimentary concert tickets. With our performances described as “immensely satisfying” and “compelling” by The York Press, an evening with us in one of York’s glorious historic buildings can provide an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.