8-12th JULY 2020
Henley Festival

The Classical Club

The Classical Club is a group of individuals with a passion for classical music and an interest in widening access to it through live performance. The Club was set up in 2018 to enable Henley Festival to continue programming classical music of the highest calibre as part of the Festival programme in July.

As a not for profit organisation, the sole aim of Henley Festival is to deliver an event that enables it to continue to offer and achieve its wider charitable goals. Whilst the ability to generate income has to be considered when programming the Festival, the need for artistic diversity is also paramount. Classical music has been an integral part of Henley Festival's heritage and has an important role to play in the variety of programming in the future. The role of the Classical Club is to raise funds to directly support the orchestra and other performers on the stage as part of the Festival.

The suggested minimum donation to join the Classical Club is £500.

Classical Club members will enjoy the following benefits;
  • Priority booking for the Classical evening to ensure best available tickets
  • Dedicated Relationship Manager offering a personal service with ticket, dining, parking and mooring reservations
  • Invitation to the annual Henley Festival launch party
  • Access to the Henley Festival Patrons’ Lounge on the Classical evening to enjoy pre-performance champagne and canapes
  • Acknowledgement of your support across all marketing platforms
Levels of Membership plus additional benefits

Classical Club Member – From £500

  • 2 complimentary Grandstand A or Premier Lawn seats for the Classical evening
  • Access to the Patrons' Lounge on the Classical evening, where you and your guests will enjoy pre-performance complimentary champagne and canapes

Classical Club Benefactor – From £1000

  • 4 complimentary Grandstand A or Premier Lawn seats for the Classical evening.
  • Access to the Patrons’ Lounge on the Classical evening, where you and your guests will enjoy pre-performance complimentary champagne and canapes.

Classical Club Producer’s Circle – From £2,500

Feel the pride of bringing exceptional classical music to the heart of the Festival

  • 8 complimentary Grandstand A or Premier Lawn seats for the Classical evening
  • Access to the Patrons' lounge on the Classical evening, where you and your guests will enjoy pre-performance complimentary champagne and canapes

Classical Club Director’s Circle – From £5,000

Get even closer to the classical music that you love and play a vital role in the in the work of Henley Festival

  • Complimentary Grandstand A or Premier Lawn seats for the classical evening (number by special arrangement)
  • Access to the Patrons' lounge on the Classical evening, where you and your guests will enjoy pre-performance complimentary champagne and canapes
  • Invitation to the afternoon orchestra rehearsal with an opportunity to meet members of the orchestra during their break for tea
  • Invitation to the Patrons' Afternoon tea and Backstage tour of the Festival enclosure on the Friday of Henley Festival

Avant-Guardians – From £10,000

Be at the heart of what we do at Henley Festival and support the future of our classical music programme

  • Complimentary Grandstand A or Premier Lawn seats for the classical evening (number by special arrangement)
  • Access to the Patrons' lounge on the Classical evening, for you and your guests to enjoy pre-performance complimentary champagne and canapes
  • Invitation to the afternoon orchestra rehearsal with an opportunity to meet members of the orchestra during their break for tea
  • Post show drink with the presenter, conductor and soloists of the show in their dressing room
  • Invitation to the Patrons' Afternoon tea and Backstage tour of the Festival enclosure on the Friday of Henley Festival
We would like to thank our Classical Club members…

And other anonymous members

Paul Barrett  Doug & Lucy Montgomery
Julian & Gabriele Brookes Richard & Vivienne Marton
The Bartels – Thiel Family Felicity Rutland  & John Nelson
Nigel Gray Kevin & Olga Senior
John & Ann Leahy Gaie Scouller
And other anonymous members

For more information please contact Emma Lerche-Thomsen, Membership Development Manager at emma.lt@henley-festival.co.uk or 01491 843403 or Nick Mattingley CEO at nick@henley-festival.co.uk 

 


FESTIVAL TIPS

ARRIVE EARLY

There’s so much to experience at the Festival it’s worth being ready to go when the gates open at 6pm.

DIG OUT YOUR BEST FROCK

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FOOD & DRINK

DRINK WITH A VIEW

Head to the Moet Champagne lawn for a glass of fizz and an amazing view of the river.

HUNGRY?

All our non-bookable restaurants are open throughout the evening and are less busy during the floating stage concert.

YOUR VISIT

WHAT SHALL I WEAR?

The Festival has a black tie dress code.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

The car park opens at 4pm, Festival gates open at 6pm.

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