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Chair Endowments

The Chair Endowment programme is an opportunity for you to be associated with one of our players and link your name with a position in the Orchestra. Your gift will help us to ensure the Hallé continues to develop artistically, attracting and retaining musicians of the highest quality.

The key to a successful orchestra is the quality of the individual players. At the Hallé we are fortunate to have some of the most gifted musicians in the country whose talent and commitment help keep the Hallé among the finest orchestras in the world.

Chair Endowments are offered on an annual basis and are open to individuals or groups. Gifts can be made annually or via monthly Direct Debit:

  • Tutti Players (strings only), from £500 per annum
  • Principals and Sub-Principals, from £1,000 per annum
  • Section Leader, from £1,500 per annum

We are happy to discuss various possibilities on an individual basis, including combining a Chair Endowment and Patron gift.

Chair Endowers receive regular invitations to attend orchestral rehearsals and receptions as well as more informal opportunities to meet and get to know ‘their’ player. For full details of the benefits available to Chair Endowers, please download this PDF:

Chair Endowment Details

You can also support the Youth Ensembles through Chair Endowment, this costs £150 per annum. Funds raised this way go directly to support all the Youth Ensembles. For details of this scheme, please download the following PDF document:

Youth Ensembles Chair Endowment

Interested in finding a player? You can see which players have Chair Endowers already, and which are available, using the link below.


Join now

Simply download and complete an application form:

Download application form

Then post it back to us:

Eleanor Roberts
Individual Giving and Legacy Manager
Hallé Concerts Society
FREEPOST NWW 1027
Manchester, M2 9EF


Contact us

If you have any questions, suggestions or would like more information about this and other ways you can support the Hallé, please contact the Development Department on membership@halle.co.uk or call +44 (0) 161 907 9090.


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