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Patrons: Simon Russell Beale, CBE, actor and David Whelton OBE, MD Philharmonia Orchestra

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High profile patrons for Performers Together

We are delighted to announce that Simon Russell Beale, CBE, renowned actor and David Whelton OBE, Managing Director of the Philharmonia Orchestra have agreed to become our patrons.

Simon Russell Beale, CBE  and David Whelton OBE

 Simon Russell BealeDavid Whelton

This is highly significant for us as it brings enormous prestige and experience to bear to further the company's aims and ambitions. Both patrons share a desire to see the Redgrave Theatre once again in operation or if not, for an entirely new performing arts centre to be developed in Farnham for the benefit of the whole community.

Simon Russell Beale is a supremely talented actor, singer and musician historian with multiple successes to his name, having performed extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. He has also played many major roles In the Cinema, on radio and recently presented a programme of Sacred Music on TV.

David Whelton was originally trained as a pianist and organist, subsequently moving to the Arts Council of Great Britain. In 1988, he joined the Philharmonia Orchestra as Managing Director and has held that exacting and demanding role for 25 years. During this time he has toured extensively with the orchestra and has developed long term relationships with many of the world's foremost conductors.

Confirming his enthusiasm for the aims of Performers Together by becoming one of our patrons, David says that all such individuals "would help spread the work load and bring more expertise to bear on the issues of the day".

Performers Together welcomes them both and greatly looks forward to working with them, confident that their involvement and experience will raise the company's profile and enable it to extend its reach in developing plans to benefit all the community.