Sponsor A Chair

NYOS Orchestra

By sponsoring a chair in one of our orchestras, you will be helping to ensure that no young person offered a place on one of our courses misses out due to financial circumstances.

Support from our Chair Sponsors makes a significant contribution towards the cost of taking part in a NYOS programme.

There are two levels of support available; Chair Sponsor from £200 a year or Principal Chair Sponsor from £500 a year. Membership at both levels offers a range of benefits and opportunities to play your part in our work.

Chair Sponsor: From £200 a year*

  • Opportunity to have your chosen name recognised against a chair or instrument in any of our orchestras
  • An invitation to concert receptions
  • Invitations to special events such as rehearsals and behind the scenes events
  • Acknowledgement in concert programmes and online
  • FREE concert programmes
  • Quarterly updates exclusively for sponsors and supporters

Principal Chair Sponsor: from £500 per year*
All Chair Sponsor benefits plus

  • Opportunity to have your chosen name recognised against a principal chair in any of our orchestras
  • Opportunities to hear from the player on the chair you are sponsoring

Sponsor a Chair

To become a chair or principal chair sponsor please visit our dedicated Paypal Donations page where you can sign up securely online.

> Sign Up to Sponsor a Chair

Gift Aid: Please see below information on how NYOS claim Gift Aid on your donation. If you would like to donate in a different format, please contact Jack Johnson, Head of Development via email on jackjohnson@nyos.co.uk or call 0141 332 8311.

*All fundraising membership costs include a voluntary donation. Chair Sponsorship (£200) and Principal Chair Sponsorship (£500) includes a suggested donation of £176 and £464 respectively, plus £24 and £36 respectively to receive the benefits package. This enables us to claim Gift Aid, where applicable, on the donation portion of your membership. You can purchase the benefits package separately from the donation. 

There are also other ways you can provide essential support to NYOS, through regular or one-off donations. Please consider donating to help NYOS continue to deliver inspirational, world-class, adventurous and fun musical experiences. Visit the support page to read more about the ways you can assist us in our mission. 

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Principal Chair Sponsor - Bassoon

Sponsored by Mr Michael J Pell

Principal Chair Sponsor - Cello

Sponsored by Alistair Allan

Principal Chair Sponsor - Clarinet

Sponsored by Sue Strudwick

Principal Chair Sponsor - Double Bass

Sponsored by Mrs A M Bennett

Principal Chair Sponsor - Harp

Principal Chair Sponsor - Horn

Sponsored by Dr Myra Soutar

Principal Chair Sponsor - Percussion

Principal Chair Sponsor - Piano/Celeste

Sponsored by Mr & Mrs Timothy Laing

Principal Chair Sponsor - Viola

NYOS Development - Principal Chair Sponsor - 2nd Violin

Sponsored by Myra & David Soutar

NYOS Symphony Orchestra Chair Sponsors

  • Kirsty Adam - Cello
  • Charles Arburthnott
  • Mrs Isabella Brown
  • Lord & Lady Cameron of Lochbroom - Violin
  • Alison Hunter
  • Dr. T & Mrs Y Fitzgerald - Violin
  • Mr Andrew Hadden - Violin
  • Fabienne Harrison - Cello
  • Professor David Hamilton Lawson - Oboe
  • Mr & Mrs Crawford Logan
  • Duncan & Sarah MacIntyre - Violin
  • The Rt Hon Lord MacLean
  • Mr & Mrs Thomas McCreery
  • Mr Robin Pagett and Mrs Kate Longworth
  • Professor & Mrs Kenneth Paterson
  • In memory of Ian Robertson - Bassoon
  • Mr & Mrs Mark Seymour
  • Maureen Simpson - Cello
  • Mr A L Stewart - French Horn
  • Graham Taylor MBE - Trombone
  • Mrs Ann Verney - Cello
  • Mr and Mrs R M Williamson
  • Graeme and Ella Wilson
  • Dr & Mrs Paul Wilson
  • We would also like to thank those who wish to remain anonymous.

Honorary Chair Sponsors

  • In Memory of Richard Chester MBE
  • Sarah Chester