Leslie Olive writes:

Imagine, if you will, the whole community life of Suffolk permeated by the world’s most inspiring music, played with true professional excellence, not only with full symphonic splendour in the great venues but also at a more intimate scale in the towns and villages, reaching into the life of the community: into town churches, village halls and into schools, community centres, hospitals and hospices.

This is my vision for Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra. The ticket you are holding for the Launch Concert is evidence that a start has been made but sustaining this vision and bringing it to full fruition is going to take a lot of determination, hard work and financial support.


Many organisations have a “Friends” scheme to help raise those vital funds. Ours is called the Conductor’s Circle.

Are you able to help turn vision into reality?

You can help by:

• making a regular or one-off personal donation, or making a gift in your Will
• sponsoring through your business
• drawing attention to a grant-making trust or other possible funding known to you of which I am not aware

Please email or phone 01449 737766 to discuss helping.


To support instantly, write your cheque to Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra and send it with your contact details to:

The Warren
3 Rectory Meadow
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 0RE