F r i e n d s  o f  t h e  R S O

In 2018, the Rhondda Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 50th anniversary: 50 uninterrupted years of bringing live classical music into your community.

To mark this occasion we introduced Friends of the RSO programme which is helping to sustain the success of the orchestra for many more years to come.

By becoming a Friend, we hope you will share in the pleasure of providing the opportunity for young musical talents to get performance experience essential for their future careers and maintaining their love of playing music for many years after leaving school.


Benefits of Becoming a Friend of the RSO

  • Priority seats reserved for all RSO concerts

  • Your name (with consent) listed with thanks in our programme notes and website

  • A letter of thanks from the orchestra, signed by the RSO President

  • Free invitations to attend the Young Musician of the Valleys Competition

  • Options to request programme pieces and attend rehearsals

  • The knowledge that you’re supporting one of the finest amateur orchestras in Wales and providing opportunities for young musicians for years to come

About the RSO's Finances

The RSO’s main source of income is subscriptions from members of the orchestra itself. Fees are waived for younger and less-advantaged members to maximise our community outreach. Subscriptions and income from ticket sales go towards the cost of rehearsal venue hire and fees, performance venue hire, music hire and ‘stiffening’ (finding players for less common instruments). In recent years, venue hire and music hire have increased significantly and the orchestra’s reserves are reducing.

Having a greater source of regular income enables the orchestra to be more ambitious in its music programmes and venues, but, most of all, it helps ensure the continuation of the success of the orchestra, we would hope, for the next 50 years.

How to Become a Friend

If you'd like to support the RSO by becoming a Friend, we would welcome monthly Standing Orders – suggested amounts: £2.50 per month, £5 per month or £10 per month.

Bank Account Name: Rhondda Symphony Orchestra

Sort Code: 30-96-72

Account no.: 02007366

If you have any questions please contact the RSO at rhonddasymph@yahoo.co.uk . Thank you so much for your support.