Support immediate CBSO activity

If you prefer your legacy to have more immediate impact in making CBSO activity happen, you can leave it directly to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (registered charity no: 506276) for use straight away or over a specified number of years.

We encourage you to leave your legacy for 'general purposes', so that is can be used to support the area where it is most needed at the time. However, if you would prefer your gift to support a particular area of our work which is important to you - such as our education and community programmes, keynote concerts or commissioning new music, - please contact us. Consultation helps to ensure that we have a clear understanding of your wishes, so that they can be faithfully observed.

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 or

June North was a passionate advocate for the arts and together with her husband, she organised the Shropshire-based coach scheme Arts for All, enabling hundreds of her fellow music-lovers from Shropshire to attend CBSO concerts. June's legacy gift has supported two Notelets concerts - the CBSO's mini concerts for toddlers - giving our very youngest audience the opportunity to follow in her footsteps and experience the orchestra for the first time.

Rachel Baker was a great music lover who left her entire estate to support classical music. Up to £500,000 of her legacy is supporting the CBSO over a five-year period. The funds left by Rachel Baker are enabling the orchestra to stage major concerts which would not otherwise be possible, and the invest in audience development initiatives ranging from community concerts in New Street station to the launch of a new subsidised ticket scheme for young professionals. Her legacy is enabling music to thrive beyond her lifetime, sustaining the CBSO's high artistic standards and building a new generation of audience members.

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