Production photo from The Merchant of Venice

"Becoming a Patron at the College has allowed us a rare insight into the training process. We have enjoyed access to recitals, masterclasses and rehearsals, affording an opportunity to observe the development of some outstanding young artists. We are delighted to be able to contribute in this way and thus help young musicians on the threshold of their careers"
Martin & Jo Furber

Connect is the Royal Welsh College’s annual giving scheme designed to enable people who want to connect to the College and get behind its students, to do so. Operating at two levels, College Connect aims to attract broad support that will be powerful when all donations are added together, while Patron Connect is for those who are able to make a special, individual contribution to our work.

All donations will go wholly and directly into the Connect Fund. This fund is the main source of support for the students’ participation in the public programme, their performance opportunities in professional conditions and their invaluable interactions with leading artists who visit and perform at the College. It supports the Richard Burton Company seasons, two opera and musical theatre productions every year as well as Jazz Time, public exhibitions, a busy concerts calendar and London activity

Connect Celebration

Two performances a year – one in drama and one in music – will be Connect celebrations and will give members the opportunity to meet each other, the staff and the young artists involved.

A regular newsletter about student progress, as well as opportunities to experience rehearsals and master classes will enable members to follow the students through their College journey, watch them grow as performers and observe their interaction with teaching staff and visiting artists.

Joining Connect

If you would like to help ensure that the students of the Royal Welsh College continue to get the best possible training experiences and to be inspired by working with the very best professional artists, you can do so by making a regular contribution to the Connect Fund, annually or monthly, as a College Connect Member or Connect Patron.

Download a joining form here

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