Counterpoint depends on its Friends

The Friends of Counterpoint was formed in 1992. David felt that it would be a good idea to collect the names and addresses of people who attended concerts, so that they could be kept informed about future events.

Anybody who runs a choir, or who is involved in the publicity of a choir, knows how important it is to get as many people to attend an event as possible. We regularly attain an audience of several hundred.

The level of money taken at the door will dictate whether we can buy new music for future concerts or whether we can travel further afield to perform in different areas.

As Counterpoint is not a fee paying choir, the only monies available to expand the repertoire or invest in the future of the group comes from the takings on the door.

The Friends now number some 525 people. We mail members about each event during the year. This is now the only form of advertising we undertake - with the exception of the very occasional editorial.

Friends can obtain a discount on tickets ordered prior to a concert.

One of the wonderful things about having a constant group of music-lovers is that there is a regular core to our audience - many of the faces at a concert are instantly recognised as supporters, and this creates a special ambiance and intimacy.

Over the years, the Friends of Counterpoint have supported us through thick and thin and it is their love and dedication that has allowed the group to expand and become one of the premiere choral ensembles in the South West.

We thank all our Friends for their continuing love and support, and look forward to many more happy years of music-making together.

If you would like to become a Friend, please get in touch with us. There is no charge involved in being a Friend.