Support the NSO

Your support has ensured that…

  • NSO musicians have visited local schools, and participated in distance learning sessions reaching thousands of students locally and across the province
  • Over 400 students participated in a “jam session” for our Sing In/Play In series at the Music School, together with Marc David and our string quartet
  • We have expanded our outreach program, visiting and performing at local seniors’ homes
  • Our quartet now offers and annual concert specifically designed for those with special sensory needs
  • The Atlantic String Quartet has recorded their first album which will be released in 2019/20
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Individual Giving

You don’t have to be a musician to play a part in the NSO. By supporting the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra you are making an investment in one of this province’s most important educational, musical, and cultural resources. The NSO performs nearly 20 times each season and reaches over 20,000 people across all demographics. This would not be possible without the support of the community, local businesses and people like you. There are many different ways to support your NSO and help us continue to grow orchestral music in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Securities & Trusts: Changes to the Federal Income Tax Act eliminating the Capital Gains Tax have made publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds, or

mutual funds) very attractive giving options. Please consult with your financial planner to learn how giving securities can benefit you.**

Donations: Our individual donors are integral in sustaining the NSO’s mission to make live orchestral music accessible and available to all. Ticket sales and subscriptions cover only a small portion of the funds required to produce high quality concerts and important education and outreach programs.

As an NSO donor, you will receive a charitable tax receipt* for your donation of $20 or more as well as recognition in our Season Program.

*The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra is recognized by CRA as a registered charity. (12207 6227 RR0001)

**Gifts of publicly traded securities are received by the NSO Foundation Inc. (85559 9684 RR0001)

NSO Musical Chairs

The NSO’s Musical Chairs program offers a unique opportunity for music lovers and supporters to establish a direct connection with members of the orchestra.


Becoming a Musical Chairs supporter is about more than a financial commitment to the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Did you know that ticket revenue only covers a quarter of the costs of presenting concerts and outreach programs and that the funds raised through this program represent one third of the total support received annually from individual donors? Contributions to the Musical Chairs program are critically important to keeping classical music and music education alive and well in Newfoundland and Labrador.


To select your chair, please contact the NSO office at 709.722.4441 or email Lynn Ann Pye, Patron Relations at lp@nsomusic.ca.

In recognition of your gift you will receive:

  • Name recognition on the NSO website and in the Season Program;*
  • The opportunity to meet and interact with the musician in your sponsored chair;
  • A special invitation to a dress rehearsal and reception;
  • A tax receipt for the full amount of your gift.

*Musical Chairs may be named for you and/or a loved one, in memory of a loved one, or your company.

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Our Sponsors

There are a variety of ways to become a sponsor of the NSO such as the sponsorship of a concert, series or event. Thank you to our valued sponsors for sharing the stage with us.











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Volunteer with Us

The NSO has a dedicated group of volunteers that assist the NSO in many different ways. The NSO has many volunteer opportunities to meet any skill set and time commitment.

Consider volunteering today by completing the form below:



NSO Foundation

The NSO foundation was incorporated in 2002 to direct and oversee the planned giving arrangements and periodic major fundraising drives to assist the NSO‘s efforts to develop a stable and self-sustaining funding base.

Its primary objectives are:

  • to serve as the permanent custodian of endowment funds directed to the NSO;
  • to solicit, receive, and invest gifts;
  • to accumulate, apply, and distribute principal and interest from invested funds for the benefit of the NSO and authorized NSO special projects.


Planned Giving
A legacy gift is an excellent way to make a contribution to the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, while gaining financial benefits for you and your family. Regardless of your income level, you can support your orchestra with a significant gift, realize tax savings, and see to the needs of those who are important to you. Your gift to the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra will help keep the music playing and the charitable tax credit can help reduce your income taxes.

Consider options such as: donating shares, establishing the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra as the irrevocable owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy; or establish a charitable annuity. Your financial advisor can help determine the best options for you and your family.


We invite you to contact us to learn more about how your financial institution can both inspire and help secure the future of the NSO.


The NSO Foundation Inc. acknowledges the generous contributions of the following:


Paul Antle

Keith Wellon


Endowment Gifts

Drs. John & Margaret Bronson

The Basil and Marlene Hickey Estates Endowment Fund

Estate of Dr. Angus J. Neary

The Williams Foundation


Gifts of Insurance

Jeffrey Benson

Anthony Chadwick

Edie Newton

Gary Walsh


If you have any questions or would like to receive further information about planned or legacy giving, please contact the NSO offices at:



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