Friends and sponsorship

The support given by our Friends is highly valued by the orchestra, and financially we depend on the loyal support of our Friends and our audience. 

Friends of the DChO

We have re-launched our Friends scheme for the 2022/23 season. If you would like to become a Friend, you can join immediately by clicking ‘Join Now’ and paying the annual subscription.  Once payment is received we will send you more details about your membership by email.

Alternatively you can download the Friends form and return your payment by post.

We are keen to increase the number of our Friends, so please feel free to share the link to this page with anyone who might be interested.   

The annual subscription for Friends is £12 per year.  This gives our Friends:

  • Free glass of wine or soft drink in the interval
  • Recognition in concert programmes.

If you have a query about becoming a Friend of DChO, please click here to contact us. 


If you wish to sponsor a specific piece, a soloist or a concert, please click here

Please note: –

The name, address and payment information you provide in the Friends subscription form will be held by us and used for the administration of the Friends scheme, including to provide Friends membership cards, to provide the benefits of the scheme (including publishing your name in the programme) and claim Gift Aid (if applicable).  The legal basis for this processing of your information is legitimate interests, i.e. the legitimate interest of Dorset Chamber Orchestra in administering the Friends scheme and providing the benefits of the scheme to you.  

If you do not wish your name to be published in our programmes to acknowledge you as a Friend of the orchestra, please contact Julia McFarlane ( to let her know. 

As a Friend, unless you ask us not to, we will include your email address on the Dorset Chamber Orchestra mailing list: see further information about this below. 

Dorset Chamber Orchestra mailing list

When you buy a ticket through our website or become a Friend of Dorset Chamber Orchestra we will ask if you wish to join our mailing list.  If you agree, we will periodically email you with information about Dorset Chamber Orchestra and our events.  We will hold your name and email address securely and will not share any of your personal information with any third party.  

The legal basis for this processing of your information is consent.  You can withdraw your consent and ask to be removed from our mailing list at any time, by emailing (please put “Unsubscribe from mailing list” as the subject of the email).