How you can help Vasari
Vasari Singers aim for Variety, Versatility and Virtuosity in the repertoire we choose, the performances we give and recordings we make. This is achieved through much hard work, the dedication of our members and professional musicians – not least our Director, Jeremy Backhouse – and also quite a lot of fun. It’s also achieved through the expenditure of not insignificant sums of money.
The choir is funded primarily from members’ annual subscriptions, together with modest royalty income and CD sales. Our aim is to cover our ongoing costs, such as rehearsals, IT, insurance, publicity and admin using members’ subscriptions. Beyond that, we try to ensure that our events break even over the course of a year. However, it’s seldom possible to achieve that break-even point, and that’s when we rely on our generous supporters to fill the funding gap.
In addition, special projects such as CD recordings require significant expenditure, and we regularly contribute to the vibrancy and variety of the choral repertoire by commissioning new music.
There are a few ways in which you can support us.
• Make a one-off donation using the Donate button below
• Join our Vasari Friends programme
• Buy one of our CDs or merchandise items
• Hire us to sing at your event
Friends of Vasari
We would be delighted if you would consider becoming a Friend of Vasari. Our Friends are a very special part of the Vasari family and they enjoy various benefits including invitations to special Friends events; discounts on our CDs and Come and Sings and reserved seating, free programme and interval drink at our own promotion concerts.
Hire the Choir
We love singing at your events, and have a particularly soft spot for singing in country churches. If you would like to hire us, please contact our agents, Hennessey Brown Music (Tel: 07939 597760, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). We can provide a wide variety of repertoire, from light jazz to secular and sacred classical music. Have a look at our extensive discography for ideas.
40th Anniversary Merchandise
As well as the CDs in our extensive discography, we have two very special 40th Anniversary items.
Our newly-released and lavishly-illustrated book, Vasari Singers – a History, celebrates 40 years of singing in a choir that, in Bob Chilcott’s words, “redefined what it was to be a really high quality amateur choir”. This beautiful, 168-page Limited Edition volume, written and compiled by founder members Julia and Malcolm Field, traces the choir’s history from its very earliest days in the 1980s up to the moment the choir had to abandon live singing in Spring 2020. There are unique personal archive photos, plentiful anecdotes and extensive appendices, including a full event history.
Our 40th Anniversary water bottle is a practical way to support Vasari Singers. Designed for our Come and Sing Event in March 2020 – our first event to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus – this light-weight aluminium screw top bottle is a must have for singers and non-singers alike.
Vasari History Book
£20.00 + £3.50 Delivery
A beautiful, 168-page Limited Edition volume tracing the choir’s history from its very earliest days in the 1980s up to the moment the choir had to abandon live singing in Spring 2020.
Vasari Water Bottles
£5.00 + £3.00 Delivery
High quality aluminium 500ml water bottle in classic Vasari purple, with our 40th Anniversary logo.