Registered Charity: No.1075134

Support Us

Unlike many similar organisations in Europe and the USA, this orchestra does not benefit from any government subsidy. We receive no public funding of any sort and are therefore entirely dependent on the generosity of individuals, charitable foundations and corporate sponsors.

Supporters Include

  • Lord Faringdon Charitable Trust
  • The Hedley Foundation
  • The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust
  • Phonographic Performance Ltd
  • The Headley Trust
  • The Clore Duffield Foundation

Support The YMSO

There are two ways to become a benefactor of the YMSO. You can support the YMSO by making a one-off donation or by making a regular donation by standing order.

If you are a UK tax payer then the YMSO can claim Gift Aid on your donation. This means that the YMSO can claim an extra 25p for every pound you give.

To download a Supporters form and a Gift Aid form please click below;

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Concert and Dinner Package

For £400, subscribers to the ‘YMSO Concert and Dinner Package’ will receive:

- Double tickets for any three concerts within an 18 month period
- Interval drinks
- Dinner in the Crypt of St John's after the concert

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Please note the 'Concert and Dinner' package does not qualify for Gift Aid.


You can ensure that the great tradition of classical music lives on through future generations by leaving a legacy to the orchestra. A bequest of any size is enormously valued and will give this orchestra the support it needs to continue its important work with young talented musicians. Should you wish to remember the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in your will please contact the administration department of YMSO to receive a pack that contains further information on legacy giving.

Corporate Sponsorship

With no local or national government funding, individual, corporate, trust and foundation support are an essential part of the YMSO's success. The YMSO can offer a range of sponsorship opportunities whether it's about showing your commitment to the community, increasing your profile, or looking after your clients or employees. We can create a bespoke package tailored to your business needs from the most intimate cocktail party to major galas providing great music along the way. If you would like to find out how the YMSO could work with your company for marketing and hospitality events please contact us for further details.



Roger Bramble

Company Secretary

Derek Stretton

Principal Conductor and Artistic Director

James Blair MBE


Roger Bramble (Chairman), Simon Melluish, Ben Pateman, Derek Stretton, Iain Gibbs

Advisory Council

Jane Asher, Lord Bragg, Matt Cooper, Lord Deben, Prue Leith CBE, Viscount Norwich, Lord Puttnam, Frances Sorrell, Colin Tweedy, Julian Lloyd Webber, Martin Williams

Current Supporters


Plus many others who cannot be listed here