Supporters and partners

We are hugely thankful to all of the following organisations and individuals.

Nicola Benedetti, who performed at Roman River Music in 2016
Credit Rhys Frampton

The Friends of Roman River Music
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Arts Council England
Essex Community Foundation
The Jerwood Charitable Foundation
The Band Trust
Fowler, Smith and Jones Charities
The Fenton Arts Trust
The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust
Essex Music Education Hub
D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Garrick Trust
The Britten-Pears Foundation
The Golconsott Foundation
The RVW Trust
The Hervey Benham Charitable Trust
Colchester Borough Council
Essex County Council
The Augustine Courtauld Trust
The Worshipful Company of Weavers

Anglian Water
Williams & Griffin
Birkett Long Solicitors
Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitors
The Mistley Thorn and Lucca Enoteca
The Sun Inn, Dedham
Hopkins Homes
Platinum Crown
Mosaic Publicity
Chewton Rose
Haynes & Co
Thompson Smith and Puxon Solicitors
Colchester Wine Company

Jennie Mace
Helen and Michael Wigan
Jonny and Miff Minter
Marcus Gregson
Plep Johnston
Sherri Singleton
Roland and Fi Mallinson
Charles Rawlinson
Patrick and Louise Grattan
David and Angela Boyle

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Colchester Arts Centre
Bristol Old Vic
The Mercury Theatre
The Minories
The Pimlott Foundation
The Churches Conservation Trust
Whittles Chartered Accountants
Colchester Zoo
HAT Projects
University of Essex
The Waiting Room

Our team, helpers & volunteers
The festival is a collaborative effort involving dozens of volunteers, each of whom contributes a vital element in making the festival and education projects a success.

We are hugely grateful to

  • our fantastic team of volunteers who welcome the audiences and show them to their seats, sell programmes, give delicious meals and comfortable beds to the musicians, set up and clear away the concert venues, serve wine and refreshments, lend space, chairs & heaters, lend their kitchen tables and feed volunteers, organise and manage the choir, and dozens of other easily overlooked jobs
  • the home teams who welcome us to the unique and lovely churches and venues
  • the teachers and staff from the schools who will take part in our education projects this year,
  • the parents of the young people who ferry them to rehearsals and support the concerts, without whose help we wouldn’t be able to undertake such an extensive education programme.
  • and last but not least … our attentive and appreciative audiences who make it such a pleasure for musicians to come and perform at the festival.

Would you like to volunteer at the festival this year (14 September – 1 October)?