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For 40 years the Clonter Farm Music Trust charity has been committed to providing training and performance opportunities for singers at the start of their professional careers. During their time with the opera all accommodation and individual coaching is paid for by the charity CFMT.

Clonter’s Educational outreach programme has now reached its 21st year giving children the opportunity to explore all aspects of opera, operetta and musical theatre including design and creating short Musical Theatre pieces.

The Trust activities are managed by a small administrative team backed up by a large number of volunteers who work together to support the aims of the Trust. However, the cost of running a theatre and staging each performance means strong box office sales, funding from institutions, trusts and individual support is essential.

Every ticket sold, subscription or donation that you make directly supports the future of Clonter providing outstanding training and performance opportunities for young singers and educational outreach work for children.

Each year Clonter must raise over £400,000 to continue to support the work and facilities provided to young professionals. Every donation, whatever the value, is vital – and very much appreciated.

Thank you for your support.


online_givingThe Clonter Appeal was first launched in December 2011. Thanks to the overwhelming early response Clonter raised £50,000, including £44,000 from the Big Give Christmas Challenge, but this appeal is more vital than before in 2015.

Each year Clonter needs to raise £400,000. £200,000 from ticket sales and the rest from donations, grants and sponsorship.

It is vital for Clonter to find new donors, charitable trusts and corporate sponsors.

If you would like to help support Clonter’s work with singers or the educational outreach programme please contact
or call 01260 224550.


As well as enabling Clonter to continue to provide  a broad range of accessible entertainment, and a community facility, your donation will fund:

£10 – Teacher support pack for our outreach work in schools

£30 – Support one child on a Musical Theatre Day course

£200 – Average cost of costume hire/wigs for one singer

£500 – Support one young singer for the Spring Masterclasses and Showcase

£1000 – Cost of one singer to participate in the workshops for schools as part of our educational outreach work.

£2,500 – Will help to provide the orchestra for two performances of a major operatic productions.

£3,000 – Performance Project or Musical Theatre Day for 140 children

£5,000 – support one singer for a month’s training and rehearsal period including accommodation and performance opportunities in Cheshire and London.

£10,000 – the cost of hiring The Britten Theatre for our London performances


£10,000 – Production Sponsor (Sponsorship packages can be tailor made for each sponsor)

£5,000 – Performance Sponsor

£2,500 – Orchestral Sponsor


Give a gift to Clonter, text ‘gift44′ (plus your donation value up to £10) to the number 70070. There is no limit as to how many texts you can send us and the only charge will be your standard text message rate