Bequests

An invitation to go ‘above and beyond’

Foster a vibrant chamber music scene in Melbourne for future generations

Support the development of the next generation of Australian string players

Through a bequest, your love of the music lives on. Remembering Melbourne Chamber Orchestra in your will is a wonderful way to sustain the orchestra’s music-making for generations to come.
 
With a bequest, there are opportunities to leave your mark by directing your support towards an area of MCO’s activities that is meaningful to you. We ask that bequestors contact us before making a directed bequest, to ensure that we are able to honour their wishes.

What your bequest could support

As a small arts organisation receiving very limited government funding, the MCO relies on the generosity of its benefactors to ensure it can achieve its vision and mission.
 
The following are some of areas of our program for which we are currently seeking philanthropic support:

  • Support for our world-class musicians (Artistic Director, Principals, Core Players)
  • Engaging first-class soloists
  • Bringing fine music to the regions of Victoria and beyond
  • Access programs, including subsidised tickets for schools and the disadvantaged
  • Composition and performance of new music
  • General operating expenses

Pro Arte Circle

Bequestors are invited to join MCO’s new bequest society, the Pro Arte Circle, allowing them to maintain a close connection with the orchestra through functions and activities that acknowledge their benefaction.

Making a bequest

We recommend the involvement of your solicitor to guide the appropriate wording of your bequest in preparing your will.

If you are considering including MCO in your will, or have already done so, please contact the Executive Director for a confidential and no-obligation discussion of your preferences and intentions.

Adele Schonhardt OAM
Executive Director, MCO
adele.schonhardt@mco.org.au
(03) 9119 1599

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