Friends of Midsummer Opera was launched in November 2014.  It offers an opportunity for supporters of MSO to have greater involvement in and to contribute towards the continuing success and development of MSO.  We are delighted that our membership has grown so that we now have 76 Friends of MSO. 

Being a Friend of MSO also provides access to a number of exclusive benefits.  These include:

  • priority booking and the ability to reserve your preferred seats
  • the opportunity to attend selected rehearsals for productions you will be attending to see how our shows are actually put together
  • invitation to attend our exclusive Friends of MSO Special Musical Events
  • regular updates and information about MSO, its productions and its artists
  • acknowledgement of all Friends in programmes and on the MSO website.

The Friends of MSO have held eleven Special Musical Events since our first in May 2015.  Recitals at these Events are accompanied and followed by Prosecco and cream tea, with the chance to meet and talk to artists and key members of MSO. 

Annual membership of Friends of MSO currently costs £30 for an individual or £50 for two people living at the same address. 

Current Friends of MSO are:

Millie & Michael Addington
Wendy Adler
Ms Karen Applegate & Dr Roger Hutton
Ann Archbold
Carolyn Ashford-Russell
David & Wendy Bagshaw
Daniela & Kevin Bailey
Rosie van Beusekom & Stuart Milligan
Paul Blundell
Susan Chandler, Edmund de Waal, Ben, Matthew & Anna
Faye Courtney
Tessa Cross
Andrew & Anne Davenport
Stephen Davies
Catherine Dobson
Mike Drake
George Gelber & Sylvia Beales
Dita Gill
Alastair Gordon
Mrs Jane Gross
Ms Antonia Gross & Mr James Marson
Ruth Hansford
Terry Heard
Peter & Audrone Hodgson
Carlos Hood
Shahab Ispahani
John Kelsey
Mrs Carolyn Knight
Martyn & Linda Lewcock
Bryan Lloyd & Maurice Lloyd-Heyes
John Lumley & Alison Knapp
Janet McLeavy
Ian & Mandy Maple
Mr S & Dr C Marshall
Gordon & Angela Mizner
Hazel Morgan
Chris & Vicki Naylor
Francis & Amanda Norton
John Nyerges
Ian Paton & Diana Stevenson
Jonathan & Gillian Pickering
Professor N A Postma
Steve Preston
Peter Prynn
Sue Roblou
The Rodmell-Young Foundation
John & Fiona Rogers
Penny Savage
Brian Solomons & Anne Marsden Thomas
Rebecca & Malcolm Torry
Ross Tulloch

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of MSO or would like to discuss this further, please contact the Friends of MSO Administrator, Brian Fine, on

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