Dear Patrick,

Please accept and extend my sincere gratitude to yourself and the committee of Brimpsfield Music Society for so kindly supporting Gloucestershire Boys’ Choir. The £400 you have donated has been spent on the costs of promoting and running the Taster Day which took place on 20th January.

The Taster Day was a great success, with 34 boys in attendance. At the time of writing, 19 boys are signed up to the next session on 3rd March and I will continue to offer the first session free to new members.

To have such support for the Taster Day has enabled me to give Gloucestershire Boys’ Choir the best start possible, and the enthusiasm from boys and parents for the project was clear for all to see on the day itself.

Although their first performance will be as part of Music for Youth’ at Sir Thomas Rich’s School on Sunday 3rd March, I am intending to put on an Inaugural Concert on Sunday 30th June, to which you and the committee are warmly invited. I will send further details of this once they are all in place.

In the mean time, thank you again for your invaluable support, not just for Gloucestershire Boys’ Choir, but also for the wider spectrum of youth music. It truly is enormously appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Sawyer

Dear Patrick,

Ben Sawyer passed your email address on to me. I wanted to write and thank you for your generous donation of £250 to support our performance of Jonathan Dove’s ‘For an unknown soldier’ in June. We would be delighted if you were able to join us for the performance and will send a complimentary ticket nearer the time if you are available.

This is a first collaboration for the Oriel Singers with the St Cecilia Singers and the Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra and we are delighted to be performing a work by a living composer that will help to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. It is a powerful work and I think the evening will be a memorable one.

Many thanks again, for your help in staging this concert and we look forward to seeing you on the evening of the 30th June, if you are able to join us.

Yours sincerely,

Mel Boswell

(Chair – Oriel Singers)

Hi Patrick

Happy new year to you and yours.

May I just take this opportunity to thank Brimpsfield Music Society for the kind donation to our school music fund. It was very unexpected but much appreciated.


Mrs Charlotte Blanch
Head Teacher

The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great

Dear Sue,

Please pass on my thanks to the Brimpsfield Music Society for the very kind donation of £200 towards the cost of my National Youth Choir course.

I am very much looking forward to my first Main Choir course in April as my time with NYCGB so far has been so enjoyable and has made such a difference to my vocal development and musicianship.

Warmest regards,


Dear all at Brimpsfield Music Society,

I am writing to thank you again for giving me money to pay for my National Youth Choir courses in Easter and summer. I am very grateful, as the courses were very enjoyable!

At Easter we performed at the Royal Albert Hall, which was a great opportunity. Singing there with some of the best singers in the country was amazing!

The summer course ended with a concert at Giggleswick School in Yorkshire, which was also a lovely venue.

With best wishes, 

Grace Towle

Dear Sue,

Once again may I say a huge thank you for granting this generous amount of money which is so helpful to me as I begin my studies at RNCM!

Please pass on my sincere thanks to all the trustees. I would be delighted at some point to come back and play at one of your concerts as you suggested previously.

With very best wishes,

Jacob Barns

P.S. I am sure you will be pleased to know that following auditions and rehearsals in London over the summer, I shall be principal cellist with the BBC Youth Ensemble playing Raze by Tom Harrold at the opening of the Last Night of the Proms at the Albert Hall on the 10th September. I shall be playing the cello that I was able to purchase with the contribution from Brimpsfield Music Society.