University of Essex Choir

Support us

Members of the University of Essex Choir rehearsing

Sponsors, Friends and Advertising

Corporate Sponsors

Current patron: Birkett Long

The Choir’s funds come from members’ subscriptions, with tax recovery schemes, a grant from the University in recognition of the amenity that we provide for students, the sale of tickets and programmes and the sale of advertising space in programmes.

The cost of putting on concerts with a professional orchestra and soloists is high and the choir has been very fortunate to receive outstandingly generous sponsorship from major contributors in the past, including Anglian Water and John Jarrold Trust.

We would welcome further support to help us continue to deliver high quality performances.

The amounts donated by sponsors varies.


Friends are an important part of the University Choir and we greatly value their interest and support. Friends can be members of the local community, members of the choir or members of our audience. We suggest a minimum donation of £50 payable annually, but you can donate more!  We keep our friends informed of all forthcoming events and acknowledge their support in our programmes.

If you would like to become a sponsor or a friend, please email us at

Advertise in our programmes

Another way to support us it to take out an advertisement in one of our concert programmes. Our concerts attract audiences of up to 800 and have a wide reach throughout North Essex and Suffolk. Email us for more information -

Shop online and support us for free

Every time you shop online you could be raising funds for the choir at no cost to yourself. Over 2,000 retailers have signed up with easyfundraising and each time you buy something online you can nominate the University of Essex Choir and they will make a donation to us. The system is secure and used by many national charities for fundraising. For more information please visit

Member of the UoE Choir singing from their sheet music
Member of the UoE Choir singing from their sheet music
Ben Von-Berg Clark conducting Wivenhoe Youth Choir
Ben Von-Berg Clark conducting Wivenhoe Youth Choir