American Friends of Wigmore Hall

American Friends of Wigmore Hall is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (TIN 30-0125674). Donations to it are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Joyce DiDonato

'I am honored to be the Honorary Patron of American Friends of Wigmore Hall. I am thrilled to represent what is undoubtedly the leading international venue for song and chamber music and look forward to a long association as an ambassador for the Hall's American Friends.'

Joyce DiDonato, Honorary Patron of American Friends of Wigmore Hall

What we do

American Friends of Wigmore Hall was set up to strengthen classical music ties between the UK and the US. Funded by its membership, the organization supports American artists and projects on both sides of the Atlantic, with a preference for those where there is a connection with Wigmore Hall.

Your support

Recent grants from American Friends of Wigmore Hall have supported a range of exciting and ambitious projects. Donations have:

  • Underpinned major artistic projects at Wigmore Hall through the Season Patron scheme and the Wigmore Hall Endowment Fund
  • Funded the Third Prize at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition
  • Helped an American student study at an IMS Prussia Cove masterclass
  • Supported a cross-Atlantic musical collaboration: a full weekend of concerts at Wigmore Hall by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

How you can help

If you would like to support chamber music and song and international musical partnerships, please consider making a donation to American Friends of Wigmore Hall.

Because American Friends of Wigmore Hall have been so supportive of Wigmore Hall, the Hall has kindly extended Friends of Wigmore Hall benefits to all American Friends donors.

Benefits

Member Friends – $100+ per year

  • Regular advance information about concerts and other events at the Hall
  • Priority booking for all Wigmore Series concerts and events
  • Triannual Friends newsletter
  • Invitations to exclusive events, trips and visits
  • Dedicated Friends team available to help
  • 10% discount on Wigmore Hall Live CDs and digital downloads

Supporter Friends – $250+ per year

As Members plus:

  • Priority booking ahead of Member Friends
  • Invitations to attend two special receptions each season, around selected concerts at the Hall

Benefactor Friends – $500+ per year

As Supporters plus:

  • Priority booking ahead of Supporter Friends
  • Invitations to attend three special receptions each season, around selected concerts at the Hall

Patron Friends – $1000+ per year

As Benefactors plus:

  • The highest level of priority booking of all Friends levels
  • Invitations to attend four special receptions each season, around selected concerts at the Hall
  • Invitation to attend the annual Patron Friends Dinner (additional costs apply)
  • Named credit in all Wigmore Series evening concert programmes

Tax deductible contribution

If you pay tax in the United States and make a donation to American Friends of Wigmore Hall, you will also benefit from a tax deduction to the extent allowed by US law.

How to join

Please send your donation by check to:

American Friends of Wigmore Hall

c/o Chapel and York Ltd
1000 N. West Street, Suite 1200
Wilmington, DE 19801
USA

Please note we are unable to take payment by credit/debit card at this time. If you would like to make your donation by direct bank transfer, please contact us for details.

For more information please contact:

Marie-Hélène Osterweil
Secretary and Treasurer of American Friends of Wigmore Hall
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American Friends of Wigmore Hall Directors:

Marie-Hélène Osterweil (President)
Shira Perlmutter
David Rockwell

Treasurer - Peter Jervis