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To stage a full season of Worthing Symphony Orchestra concerts costs in excess of £120,000, only part of which is paid for by ticket sales. 

We rely on the generosity of individuals, organisations and charitable trusts to help the Orchestra survive.

Worthing Symphony Orchestra has been part of the town’s music scene since 1926. Made up of professional players under Music Director John Gibbons, WSO has a reputation for outstanding and innovative programming that combines well-known pieces with lesser known hidden gems.


Widely regarded as one of the finest professional orchestras in the south of England, WSO presents an annual season of classical music concerts in the acoustically superb Assembly 

Hall, Worthing. 


Such is its reputation in the music world, the Orchestra attracts an array of world class soloists. In recent seasons these have included Nicola Benedetti, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 

Idil Biret, Jennifer Pike, Jess Gillam, Julian Lloyd-Webber and Leonard Elschenbroich.

Special Guest narrators include Vanessa Redgrave, John Inverdale and Josephine Tewson. 

Having previously been a municipal orchestra, WSO (now a registered charity in its own right) has lost a significant part of its core funding and therefore needs financial support more than ever before in its history. 



Legacy Giving


Legacies are a source of income upon which many charities have come to depend especially within the arts world.  Your legacy will help ensure that, as well as a glorious past spanning more than 90 years, the Orchestra will have a secure and thriving future to be enjoyed by generations of classical music lovers.


Every contribution, large or small, is deeply appreciated and will make a real difference. By making this lasting commitment, you will be leaving your own musical legacy for future audiences to enjoy.


 Leaving a legacy to WSO is easy to arrange and is one of the most flexible ways of giving. 


When considering your gift or writing your Will, we recommend that you seek the advice of 

a solicitor/professional advisor who will be able to provide detailed guidance.  For example, you may wish to leave the Orchestra part of your residuary estate, a specific sum, or the gift

of an asset, such as stocks and shares.


If you have already written your Will and wish to include a gift to WSO you can simply make an addition by including a codicil, or note of amendment, to your existing Will.


We would be pleased to provide some suggested wording for your Will, and to answer any questions you might have. If you would like further information or for a confidential 

discussion about leaving a legacy to Worthing Symphony Orchestra, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email, or write to us at the address below. 


As WSO is a registered charity, a legacy gift to the Orchestra will be deducted from your estate before inheritance tax is calculated, thereby reducing the overall amount of inheritance tax payable.


Independent Advice


This leaflet gives general information about legacies and is not intended to provide specific advice about the legal implications of making a charitable bequest. Please take independent advice when writing your Will. Your solicitor /will writing service will require our address and registered charity number as follows:


Worthing Symphony Orchestra • Registered Charity No. 286177

4 Highdown Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 1PU 


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