Thank you


The following individuals, trusts and companies have nurtured the CBSO's world excellence and broad community reach by offering exceptional philanthropic support to the CBSO and the CBSO Development Trust's private endowment fund over time, either by making major gifts, by leaving a legacy or through sustained annual giving.

City of Birmingham Orchestral Endowment Fund

Rachel Baker Memorial Charity
The late Roy Collins
Dunard Fund
John Osborn CBE
Garfield Weston Foundation

The late Miss G Brant
David and Sandra Burbidge
John Ellerman Foundation
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

The John Feeney Charitable Trust
The JABBS Foundation
Alison and Jamie Justham
Barry and Frances Kirkham
Maurice Millward
Clive Richards Foundation (Principal Supporter of the CBSO's work with young people)
Jerry Sykes

The late Mr P S Day
Deutsche Bank
The late Elnora Ferguson

The late Mrs Marjorie Hildreth
Peter How
The late Mr John Thomas Knight
The Helen Rachael Mackaness Charitable Trust
The late Blyth and Myriam Major
Mrs Thelma Justham
The Leverhulme Trust
The LJC Fund
Chris and Jane Loughran
The late Martin Purdy
The late Norman Thomas
The late Sheri and Mrs Janet Tullah
The Roger and Douglas Turner Charitable Trust
Wolfson Foundation

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The Sound of the Future is a £12.5m fundraising campaign - launched to mark the CBSO's centenary - which will ensure the orchestra's recovery from the pandemic and redefine its future for the benefits of everyone across Birmingham and the West Midlands.


We are grateful to the following supporters for their major gifts this year and over the life of The Sound of the Future campaign:


David and Sandra Burbidge
John Osborn in support of the Osborn Music Directorship
Clive Richards Foundation (Principal Supporter of the CBSO’s work with young people)


Alison and Jamie Justham
Barry and Frances Kirkham
Chris and Jane Loughran


Peter How
Maurice Millward
Jerry Sykes (in support of keynote concert programming)


Sir Dominic and Lady Cadbury


Over 1,500 members contribute annually to ensure the orchestra's vital work, both on and off the concert platform, can happen. Thank you to each and every one of you.


  • Felonious Mongoose in memory of Dolores

Symphony Circle

  • Graham Russell and Gloria Bates
  • John Cole and Jennie Howe
  • Gill and Jonathan Evans
  • Stephen and Stephanie Goldstein
  • David Knibb in memory of Lorraine
  • The Charlotte Heber-Percy Charitable Trust
  • Len Hughes & Jacquie Blake
  • Sue & Graeme Sloan
  • and our other anonymous supporters

Concerto Circle

  • Viv and Hazel Astling
  • The Barwell Charitable Trust
  • Allan and Jennifer Buckle
  • Mrs Jayne Cadbury
  • Jill S Cadbury
  • Isabel, Peter and Christopher in loving memory of Ernest Churcher
  • Gay and Trevor Clarke
  • Charlie and Louise Craddock
  • Mike and Tina Detheridge
  • Duncan Fielden and Jan Smaczny
  • David Gregory
  • David Handford
  • The Andrew Harris Charitable Trust
  • Peter How
  • Cliff Hubbold
  • Valerie Lester
  • Paddy and Wendy Martin
  • Patrick and Tricia McDermott
  • Carole McKeown and David Low
  • Carol Miller
  • Frank North
  • Angela O'Farrell and Michael Lynes
  • John Osborn
  • Dianne Page
  • Gerard Paris
  • Simon and Margaret Payton
  • Robert Perkin
  • Margaret Rogers
  • Gillian Shaw
  • Eleanor Sinton
  • Mr D P Spencer
  • Lesley Thomson
  • Basil and Patricia Turner
  • Howard and Judy Vero
  • Michael Ward
  • Diana and Peter Wardley
  • Robert Wilson
  • John Yelland OBE and Anna
  • and our other anonymous supporters

Overture Circle

  • Jan Adams in memory of Mike
  • Katherine Aldridge, in memory of Chris
  • Michael Allen in memory of Yvonne
  • Roger and Angela Allen
  • Miss J L Arthur
  • Kiaran Asthana
  • Mr M K Ayers
  • John Bartlett
  • Michael Bates
  • Peter and Jane Baxter
  • Tim and Margaret Blackmore
  • Christine and Neil Bonsall
  • Mrs Jennifer Brooks in memory of David
  • Helen Chamberlain in memory of Allan Chamberlain
  • Dr Anthony Cook and Ms Susan Elias
  • Ann Copsey
  • John Cunningham-Dexter
  • Julian and Lizzie Davey
  • Tony Davis and Darin Qualls
  • Jenny Dawson
  • Dr Judith Dewsbury in memory of Tony
  • Alan Faulkner
  • Elisabeth Fisher
  • Wally Francis
  • Anita and Wyn Griffiths
  • Mary and Tony Hale
  • Keith and Mavis Hughes
  • Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
  • Basil Jackson
  • In memory of Harry and Rose Jacobi
  • Mr Michael and Mrs Elaine Jones
  • John Jordan
  • John and Jenny Kendall
  • John and Lisa Kent
  • Charles and Tessa King-Farlow
  • Jane Lewis
  • Richard Lewis
  • James and Anthea Lloyd
  • Tim Marshall
  • David R Mayes OBE
  • Philip Mills
  • Paul and Elaine Murray
  • Ian C Norton
  • Andrew Orchard and Alan Jones
  • Roger and Jenny Otto, in memory of Juliet
  • Rob Page
  • Sir Michael and Lady Joan Perry
  • Dr John Peterson
  • Julie and Tony Phillips
  • Rosalyn and Philip Phillips
  • Clive and Cynthia Prior
  • Ian Richards
  • David and Jane Roper
  • Dr Roger Shinton
  • Peter and Shirley Robinson
  • Mr A M and Mrs R J Smith
  • Mark and Amanda Smith
  • Pam and Alistair Smith
  • William Smith
  • Colin Squire OBE
  • Mr M and Mrs S A Squires
  • Jan and Peter Sterling and the Newport Music Coach
  • Brenda Sumner
  • Tenors of the CBSO Chorus
  • Alan Titchmarsh MBE
  • Mr R J and Mrs M Walls
  • Mr E M Worley CBE and Mrs A Worley DL
  • Mike and Jane Yeomans in memory of Jack Field
  • Richard and Emma Yorke
  • and our other anonymous supporters

Gold Patrons

  • Mike Bowden
  • Lady Cadbury
  • Mr C J M Carrier
  • Christine and John Carroll
  • Tim Cherry
  • Tim Clarke and family
  • Professor and Mrs M H Cullen
  • Roger and Liz Dancey
  • Robin and Kathy Daniels
  • Professor Sir David Eastwood
  • Mr G L and Mrs D Evans
  • Geoff and Dorothy Fearnehough
  • Nicola Fleet-Milne
  • Susan and John Franklin
  • Mr R Furlong and Ms M Penlington
  • Averil Green in memory of Terry Green
  • Tony and Shirley Hall
  • Dr M Kershaw
  • Neil Maybury
  • Miss C Midgley
  • Nigel and Sarah Moores
  • Andrew and Linda Murray
  • Chris and Eve Parker
  • Phillipa and Laurence Parkes
  • Chris and Sue Payne
  • Professor and Mrs A Rickinson
  • Canon Dr Terry Slater
  • Dr Barry and Mrs Marian Smith
  • Pam Snell
  • Ian and Ann Standing
  • Rimma Sushanskaya
  • Janet and Michael Taplin
  • Roger and Jan Thornhill
  • Bryan and Virginia Turner
  • Roy Walton
  • Revd T and Mrs S Ward
  • David Wright and Rachel Parkins
  • and our other anonymous supporters

Silver Patrons

  • Mr and Mrs S V Barber
  • Richard Allen and Gail Barron
  • Mr P G Battye
  • Paul Bond
  • Professor Lalage Bown
  • Mr A D and Mrs M Campbell
  • Sue Clodd and Mike Griffiths
  • David and Marian Crawford-Clarke
  • Mrs A P Crockson
  • Dr Margaret Davis and Dr John Davis
  • Alistair Dow
  • Naomi and David Dyker
  • Jane Fielding and Benedict Coleman
  • Mrs D R Greenhalgh
  • John Gregory in memory of Janet
  • Cliff Haresign
  • Mr and Mrs G Jones
  • Bob and Elizabeth Keevil
  • Rodney and Alyson Kettel
  • Rebecca King, in loving memory of Ian
  • Mr Peter T Marsh
  • James and Meg Martineau
  • Peter and Julia Maskell
  • Dr and Mrs Bernard Mason
  • Carmel and Anthony Mason
  • Anthony and Barbara Newson
  • Richard Newton
  • Mrs A J Officer
  • Liz and Keith Parkes
  • Mr R Perkins and Miss F Hughes
  • Dr and Mrs Plewes
  • The Revd. Richard and Mrs Gill Postill
  • Kath and Mike Poulter
  • Eileen Poxton in memory of Reg Poxton
  • Dr and Mrs R C Repp
  • Ray Smith
  • Sheila and Ian Sonley
  • Andy Street
  • John and Dorothy Tesh
  • Professor and Mrs J A Vale
  • William and Janet Vincent
  • Tony and Hilary Vines
  • Peter Walling
  • Simon and Julie Ward
  • Stephen Williams
  • John and Daphne Wilson
  • Geoff and Moira Wyatt
  • Paul C Wynn
  • and our other anonymous supporters


  • Mrs Thérèse Allibon
  • David and Lesley Arkell
  • Val and Graham Bache
  • Leon and Valda Bailey
  • Andrew Barnell
  • Mr P and Mrs S Barnes
  • Mr and Mrs Barnfield
  • Di Bass
  • Paul Beckwith
  • Mr I L Bednall
  • Gareth Beedie
  • Peter and Gill Bertinat
  • Philip and Frances Betts
  • Mrs Ann Billen
  • Michael and Beryl Blood
  • Bridget Blow CBE
  • Anthony and Jennifer Bradbury
  • Dr Jane Flint Bridgewater and Mr Kenneth Bridgewater
  • Mr Arthur Brooker
  • M. L. Brown
  • Ann Bruton
  • Mr and Mrs J H Bulmer
  • Mr G H and Mrs J M Butler
  • Benedict and Katharine Cadbury
  • Jeannie Cadman
  • Elizabeth Ceredig
  • Carole and Richard Chillcott
  • Dr J and Mrs S Chitnis
  • Peter and Jane Christopher
  • Ann Clayden and Terry Thorpe
  • Dr A J Cochran
  • Dee and Paul Cocking
  • Mrs S M Coote in memory of John
  • D and M Coppage
  • Luned Corser
  • Mr Richard and Mrs Hilary Crosby
  • Maurice and Ann Crutchlow
  • Judith Cutler and Keith Miles
  • Sue Dalley and Martin Willis
  • Stephen and Hilary Daly
  • Robert and Barbara Darlaston
  • Wilf Davey
  • Trevor Davis
  • Kath Deakin
  • John and Sue Del Mar
  • Dr J Dilkes
  • Brian and Mary Dixon
  • Miss Barbara Donaldson
  • Terry Dougan and Christina Lomas
  • Mr and Mrs C J Draysey
  • John Drury
  • Catherine Duke
  • Chris Eckersley
  • Linda and William Edmondson
  • Alex and Fran Elder
  • Robert van Elst
  • Miss E W Evans
  • Dr D W Eyre-Walker
  • Jill Follett and John Harris
  • Chris Fonteyn MBE
  • Susan and John Franklin
  • Alan and Christine Giles
  • Prof J Gilkison and Prof T Hocking
  • Stephen J Gill
  • R and J Godfrey
  • Jill Godsall
  • Joe Godwin
  • Laura Greenaway in memory of David Richards
  • Paul Hadley
  • Roger and Gaye Hadley
  • Nigel and Lesley Hagger-Vaughan
  • Miss A R Haigh
  • Mr W L Hales
  • Malcolm Harbour
  • Ian Hartland
  • Phil Haywood in memory of Ann
  • Keith R Herbert
  • Keith Herbert and Pat Gregory
  • Hanne Hoeck and John Rawnsley
  • Susan Holmes in memory of Peter
  • Valerie and David Howitt
  • Penny Hughes
  • David Hutchinson
  • Henry and Liz Ibberson
  • Mr R M E and Mrs V Irving
  • Ken and Chris Jones
  • Paul Juler
  • Mrs P Keane
  • Clive Kerridge and Susan van Helvert
  • Mr and Mrs R Kirby
  • Mr A D Kirkby
  • Professor and Mrs R J Knecht
  • Bill Lane
  • Brian Langton
  • Mrs D Larkam
  • Jennie Lawrence in memory of Philip
  • Emmanuel Lebaut
  • Steve Leonard and Debbie Fuller
  • M. E. Ling
  • Mr J F and Mrs M J Lloyd
  • Professor David London
  • Geoff and Jean Mann
  • Geoff and Jenny Mason
  • Mr A A McLintock
  • Patro Mobsby
  • Norah Morton
  • Geoff Mullett
  • P J and H I B Mulligan
  • Mrs M M Nairn
  • Richard and Shirley Newby
  • Richard Newton and Katharine Francis
  • Brian Noake
  • Ms E Norton OBE
  • In Memory of Jack and Pam Nunn
  • Marie and John O’Brien
  • Mr and Mrs R T Orme
  • S J Osborne
  • Nigel Packer
  • Rod Parker and Lesley Biddle
  • Graham and Bobbie Perry
  • David and Julia Powell
  • Gill Powell and John Rowlatt
  • C Predota
  • Roger Preston
  • Eileen and Ken Price
  • Richard and Lynda Price
  • John Randall
  • Dr and Mrs K Randle
  • Katy and David Ricks
  • Peter and Pauline Roe
  • Jane and Peter Rowe
  • Helen Rowett and David Pelteret
  • Christopher and Marion Rowlatt
  • Dr Gwynneth Roy
  • Vic and Anne Russell
  • Mrs L J Sadler
  • Carole and Chris Sallnow
  • Stephen Saltaire
  • William and Eileen Saunders
  • Margaret and Andrew Sherrey
  • Dr and Mrs Shrank
  • Keith Shuttleworth
  • Elizabeth Simons
  • Mr N R Skelding
  • Ed Smith
  • Mary Smith and Brian Gardner in memory of John and Jen
  • Ray Smith
  • Matthew Somerville and Deborah Kerr
  • Lyn Stephenson
  • Robin and Carol Stephenson
  • Anne Stock
  • Mr and Mrs J B Stuffins
  • J E Sutton
  • Barbara Taylor in memory of Michael Taylor
  • John Turney in memory of Anne
  • Mrs J H Upward
  • Bob and Louise Vivian
  • Stephen Vokes and Erica Barnett
  • Tim and Wendy Wadsworth
  • Kit Ward
  • Ann Warne
  • Neil Warren
  • Mrs M L Webb
  • Elisabeth and Keith Wellings
  • Mr and Mrs J West
  • Roger and Sue Whitehouse
  • Mr William and Mrs Rosemary Whiting
  • Pippa Whittaker
  • John and Pippa Wickson
  • Richard and Mary Williams
  • Barry and Judith Williamson
  • John Winterbottom
  • Ian Woollard
  • and our other anonymous supporters

And all our Friends and Gold Friends


Thank you to those who have chosen to make a gift to the CBSO this year:

  • Katherine Aldridge
  • Baltimore Friends of the CBSO
  • John Cole and Jennie Howe
  • Professor Dame Sandra Dawson
  • Naomi Dyker
  • Wally Francis
  • Peter Graham
  • Chris Morley
  • Members of the Newport Music Coach
  • Mr & Mrs P Rawle
  • Frances and Bob Young
  • The George Cadbury Fund


We're incredible grateful to the following individuals who have chosen to remember the CBSO in their will, passing on the baton for music-lovers of the future:

  • Philip Bowden
  • Allan and Jennifer Buckle
  • Isabel Churcher
  • Mr and Mrs P Cocking
  • Tony Davis and Darin Qualls
  • Mark Devin
  • Alistair Dow
  • Felonious Mongoose
  • Valerie Frankland
  • Jill Godsall
  • David and Lesley Harrington
  • Tricia Harvey
  • Mr Trevor and Mrs Linda Ingram
  • Robin and Dee Johnson
  • Alan Jones and Andrew Orchard
  • Ms Lou Jones
  • Peter Macklin
  • Philip Mills
  • Stephen Osborne
  • Gill Powell
  • Dr & Mrs K Randle
  • David Reeve
  • Philip Rothenberg
  • Mrs C E Smith and Mr William Smith
  • Pam Snell
  • Miss K V Swift
  • John Taylor
  • Mr D M and Mrs J G Thorne
  • John Vickers
  • Mrs Angela and Mr John Watts
  • Philip Wilson
  • Alan Woodfield
  • In memory of Chris Aldridge
  • In memory of Peter Ashton
  • The late Terence Baum
  • The late Elizabeth Bathurst Blencowe
  • The late Mr Peter Walter Black
  • The late Miss Sheila Margaret Burgess Smith
  • The late Colin W Clarke
  • The late Roy Collins
  • The late Mr Peter S Day
  • The late Mary Fellows
  • The late Colin Graham
  • The late Mrs Marjorie Hildreth
  • David, in memory of Ruth Pauline Holland
  • The late William Jones
  • The late Mr John Thomas Knight
  • The late Mr and Mrs F McDermott and Mrs C Hall
  • The late Myriam Josephine Major
  • The late Joyce Middleton
  • The late Peter & Moyra Monahan
  • The late Arthur Mould
  • The late June North
  • The late Mrs Edith Roberts
  • The late Mr Andrew Roulstone
  • The late Thomas Edward Scott
  • The late Mrs Sylvia Stirman
  • The late Mrs Eileen Summers
  • and our other anonymous donors


We are grateful to all those who have given to the CBSO Development Trust's private endowment fund, thus enabling the orchestra to become more self-sufficient for the long term.

  • Mike and Jan Adams
  • Arts for All
  • Viv and Hazel Astling
  • The Barwell Charitable Trust
  • In memory of Foley L Bates
  • Bridget Blow CBE
  • Deloitte
  • Miss Margery Elliott
  • Simon Fairclough
  • Sir Dexter Hutt
  • Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
  • The Justham Trust
  • Mrs Thelma Justham
  • Barry and Frances Kirkham
  • Chris and Jane Loughran
  • Linda Maguire-Brookshaw
  • Mazars Charitable Trust
  • Andrew Orchard and Alan Jones
  • John Osborn
  • Margaret Payton
  • Roger Pemberton and Monica Pirotta
  • David Pett
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Martin Purdy
  • Peter and Sally-Ann Sinclair
  • Jerry Sykes
  • Alessandro and Monica Toso
  • Patrick Verwer
  • R C and F M Young Trust

Credits correct as of 24 September 2021