Friends of FVM

We look forward to meeting and greeting old and new festival Friends again this year. Your support enables us to continue to provide a world-class programme of classical music.

The costs involved in bringing big names to Fowey for the annual Fowey Valley Music festival in September – artist fees, transport, accommodation, venue hire, publicity material, etc. - are huge and not covered by ticket sales alone, particularly as we are keen to keep prices affordable to enable as many people as possible to attend. Hence the Friends scheme.  

As a Friend of Fowey Valley Music you help:

  • secure the festival’s future
  • make classical music an integral part of musical life in the festival town of Fowey 
  • support learning and participation projects for young musicians.

 In return you will:

  • be able to sit in one of the rows of seats reserved for Friends. (Other seats in the church will be unnumbered.)
  • be invited to special events for Friends only. (See below.) 

To become a Friend of FVM 

Donations for 2017: 

Single: £15; Couple (at the same address) £25

Please send your cheque, made out to Fowey Valley Music, to:

Ambrose Miller, 5 Churchside, Fowey PL23 1BX, accompanied by your details: full name, postal address and email address

Alternatively, you can download this donation slip to send with your cheque

Your donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Friends of Fowey Valley Music were invited to a pre-concert talk with complimentary glass of wine at 6.30 p.m. on Friday September 15th: ’Catrin Finch in Conversation’.

Earlier in the year, in the run-up to the festival weekend in September, we organized several events specially for Friends of FVM. In March, as a warm-up for the evening ‘Sir Karl and Lady Jenkins, In conversation with the Rev. Philip de Grey-Warter’ (see ‘ABOUT’ section ‘2017’ of this website), FVM screened the very moving DVD of his ‘The Armed Man. A Mass for Peace’. It provided plenty of food for thought over an excellent supper at the Royal Fowey Yacht Club afterwards.

On Sunday evening June 11th, the owner of The Lodge at Fletchers Bridge kindly opened up his home to Friends of FVM. We started off by exploring the beautiful, 3-acre plantsman’s garden he has created around his Gothic lodge, once part of the Glynn estate. We then enjoyed a glass of wine and canapés on the terrace followed by a recital given by Italian cellist Alessandro Sanguineti, a freelance musician and early-music specialist who lives and works in London. (www.alessandrosanguineti.com). Dr Marlene Bowden accompanied Alessandro on the piano. The programme included a Vivaldi sonata, a little solo Bach, the three best French tunes of Ravel, Fauré and Saint-Saens, virtuoso Variations of Paganini, and a Piano Etude by Chopin. The response of Friends was very enthusiastic!