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We are very grateful for the financial support we receive from the Friends of the CSO.

Having additional funds gives us the freedom to choose from a wider range of music and put together really exciting programmes and projects.

This season we are expanding our Friends scheme to include the following options:

  1. A simple, annual donation. The amount is up to you.

  2. An annual subscription of £30 (£50 for couples) – in return for which we offer a free programme at each CSO* concert.

  3. A season ticket, price £75. This comprises, for each CSO* concert, one free, reserved seat plus one free programme plus one optional reserved seat for a paying guest (please advise us in advance),

  4. Our Friends and Family package, price £150. This provides 12 free tickets (each with a reserved seat and free programme) to be used in any combination, at any CSO* concerts during the season. (Please advise us in advance so that we can reserve seats).

All our Friends are listed in our programmes (unless you prefer otherwise) and are invited to special events like pre-concert talks and social events.

If you would like to become a Friend, or have any queries, please contact our Friends Administrator at

*CSO concerts are those organised by the CSO. This does not include concerts organised by other groups e.g. Romsey Choral Society. 



Putting on concerts is a significant and increasing cost. Those costs include music hire, concert hall hire, insurance, moving musical equipment, and of course, the fees of our outstanding soloists and conductors. 

As an amateur orchestra and a charitable ‘not for profit’ organisation, we welcome financial support, business sponsorship and individual donations. 

If you would like to become a partner or a sponsor for the CSO, please contact us so that we can discuss the range of options that we have available, from supporting young musicians to themed concerts promoting your organisation.

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