Many are unaware it often costs more to hold a concert than ticket income covers: publicity, venue hire, professional soloists, accompaniment and performance licences all place financial pressure on us, especially as we continually seek to improve our offering to members and audience alike.
We have some ambitious aspirations over the coming years as we pass our 150th year and lay the foundations for the next chapter in the choir’s history. With your support we can continue to attract new members, raise our performance standards and increase our community involvement through the introduction of vocal workshops and ultimately keep performing arts thriving in Derby.
As a corporate sponsor you will be demonstrating your commitment to local non-profit organisations and bolstering your Corporate Social Responsibility credentials, whilst promoting your business to a broad audience across the city and county.
We are grateful to the following companies for their ongoing support:
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