English Arts Chorale

Friends of the EAC

The Friends of EAC Scheme has been re-launched for 2018/2019, with an exciting new format, the details of which you can see on the right. The new scheme was launched at a pre-concert reception in St Mary's Church Centre in Chart Lane, Reigate, on December 1st. Please fill in our online form, or email our Friends Team to register your interest.

Friends of the English Arts Chorale


Do you enjoy attending concerts
and other social activities?

Would you like to contribute to
the achievements
of a thriving and friendly choir
that performs music of outstanding quality?


As the EAC performing and recording programmes continue to develop, we are also delighted to be expanding the role of our Friends, the heart of our audience. The Friends is a group of like-minded people who enjoy being involved in concerts and being part of our wider choir family.

With our latest CD now on sale and our 40th anniversary season to look forward to, including a performance at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank, this is an exceptional time for the EAC. Contributions from Friends will enable us to employ professional orchestral players and soloists, and are vital for us to perform outstanding concerts.


How we support the Friends
We have an enthusiastic team dedicated to caring for the Friends and managing the events. Our aim is to treat you as cherished members of our family. We are always keen to hear your ideas about how your role and participation might develop.


Benefits of being a Friend

  -  Free pre-concert receptions with opportunities to meet musicians (two tickets per Friend)

  -  Friends' social events and meetings, to share ideas and hear guest speakers

  -  Newsletters with updates on our plans and aspirations

  -  Invitations to join the choir members at our friendly socials such as dinners and quiz nights

  -  Invitations to travel with the EAC and share the social and musical experiences of performing in other parts of the country and abroad

  -  Recognition of your support on our website and in concert programmes (if you wish)


Membership Levels
To join the Friends, you are invited to make a minimum donation of £30 per year.
We offer three levels of membership, each with their own extra benefits. All benefits are per membership year.


                        Donation      Extra Benefit
Level One            £30         Standard reserved seating at local concerts for two guests
                                              One free programme at up to three local concerts


Level Two         £100        Discount of £18 when you buy two or more tickets
                                             Prime reserved seating for four guests at local concerts


Level Three     £250         Discount of £25 when you buy two or more tickets
                                             Prime reserved seating for six guests at local concerts
                                             Being named in concert programmes as sponsor of an orchestral player, twice a year
                                             Exclusive concert packs sent a week before the concert, with information about  the  music and musicians.



Friends' memberships are considered charitable donations, and are eligible for Gift Aid. If you are able to do so, please complete our online Gift Aid Declaration.

We want our Friends group to be open to all, so please contact us if you would like to be considered for a concessionary rate.



How to become a Friend
To become a Friend or to find out more about the group, please either complete our online form or email our Friends Secretary


The English Arts Chorale is an ambitous choir based in Reigate, Surrey, which performs in world-class venues such as St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, and London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, as well as serving its local community with events in Surrey and Sussex churches. Our last season included performances of Britten's War Requiem in Winchester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey, and premières of Paul Carr's Stabat Mater in Reigate and Cambridge. A recording of the Stabat Mater is included on our latest CD, 'Radiance' on sale here.


Your contributions will help us develop and present
our acclaimed programme of concerts,
learning events and recording projects.

We hope you would like to join us and
become part of our thriving and happy community.


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