Registered charity number: 1148363

Broadening access and bringing smiles in village halls, hospitals and hospices.


Principal Flute Anna Noakes brings music alive for our community audiences - when she is not recording film scores for blockbuster movies.

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The Community Fund

The COMMUNITY FUND supports our Community Concerts, helping to reduce loneliness, to combat rural isolation, and enhance wellbeing and community cohesion...


The profoundly positive impact that music has on mental health has been well documented for many years with a wealth of research and date.  SPO run community concerts in villages across the county from Ixworth in the West to Trimley in the East, and from Eye in the North to Stoke by Nayland in the South. Often partnering up with Rural Coffee Caravan, Age UK or others community groups. 


Access to professional live arts is a particular problem for isolated rural or disadvantaged communities in Suffolk.  Community concerts, which are free, bring professional musicians into rural and other isolated communities during the daytime, and places where transport links are very poor.


They consist of an hour’s music from a small group of top calibre professional musicians, plus lunch or afternoon tea, and are designed to reach elderly, vulnerable, and often lonely people and support mental wellbeing in those audiences.   Help SPO continue these community concerts which are so hugely successful in reaching those in communities who would otherwise not be able to experience live orchestral music.


These three Funds are for those businesses, philanthropists and passionate donors able to give at £1,000-2,000 Major Donor level to choose the area of support which most interests you and pledge your support. 


As an individual Major Donor at this level we would be delighted to offer you all the benefits of Platinum Friends’ membership, together with some lovely invitations to pre or post performance drinks with the musicians and conductor.  As a sponsor at this level, we would be only too delighted to discuss and devise a package of benefits tailored to meet your need.

If you would like to find out more, do get in touch with our Fund-Raiser Julia Read, by clicking this box: