Leave a Legacy

One of the ways you can help ensure the CBSO continues to thrive for music-lovers of the future is by leaving a legacy in your will.

Legacies allow us to plan with confidence.  Every legacy, whatever the amount, brings us closer to achieving our two long-term ambitions: to maintain and build upon our tradition of musical excellence, and to enable more people than ever to benefit from our work.

With your support the CBSO will continue to flourish, offering musical inspiration for decades to come and passing your love of music on to others long beyond your lifetime.

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William Jones - Known as Bill to his friends - was a regular attender at CBSO concerts and supported the orchestra generously as a Patron and Legacy Donor for many years. He also enjoyed performances at Town Hall Symphony Hall, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome and the Royal Shakespeare Company. His generous legacy gift will enable the CBSO to continue performing the breadth of music which Bill enjoyed so much during his lifetime.

Two Ways to Support Us

The CBSO is a charity.  Around half its running costs are met by earned income from ticket sales and performance fees.  The balance is covered by contributed income from private donations, public funding and income from the orchestra’s Endowment.

Legacies and other donations are vital, enabling us to stage ambitious concerts which would not otherwise be possible, reach out to new audiences young and old, nurture the next generation of musical talent, and bring music to people across the region through our many learning and community projects.

You can leave a legacy either to support the growth of our Endowment – which will provide increasingly important support to the orchestra over the long term – or to support immediate CBSO activity.


Saying thank you

We appreciate that leaving a gift in your will is a very personal decision. But if you are thinking of remembering the CBSO, please consider telling us in order that we can include you as a CBSO Legacy Donor.

Becoming a Legacy Donor will enable us to thank you, keep you updated on our work and our plans for the future, introduce you to our musicians at our annual Legacy Donors' Reception, and - if you wish - acknowledge your generosity in our concert programmes and elsewhere.

Let us know your intentions by completing and returning this form.

To speak to someone in confidence about leaving the CBSO a legacy or a gift in someone's memory, please contact Eve Vines on 0121 616 6541

Drop-in Sessions

If you would like to chat to a member of our team about planning a legacy gift or making a gift in someone's memory, come and see us after a concert at one of our drop-in sessions taking place this autumn:

16 November (Evening)
Director's Lounge, Level 4, Symphony Hall

30 November (Matinée)
Director's Lounge, Level 4, Symphony Hall

1 December (Centre Stage)
CBSO Centre café area


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