Performing at the Royal Albert Hall

Goldsmiths Choral Union is honoured to have the backing of the Friends of GCU, which you’re most welcome to join. Friends of GCU support the choir by making a minimum annual donation of £90. In recognition of their generosity and their valuable support, GCU offers Friends a complimentary ticket for each concert promoted by the choir. And, if you wish, you get your name in our programmes!

If you’d like to support GCU by becoming a friend or would simply like to make a donation, please email Polly Watts at Or you can fill in these forms and send them to Polly.

Friends of GCU form

You can make your donation even more valuable by completing a Gift Aid Declaration Form.

Gift Aid Declaration Form


We are proud many GCU performances are self-promoted. We would be thrilled if you felt able to play a supporting role in our future.  We are grateful to all those generous people who support our activities.

GCU aims to: (1) promote high-quality performances of adventurous choral works in London’s major venues; (2) broaden the musical experience of members and audiences via workshops and open rehearsals; and (3) support young musicians by bringing forward exciting young artists, maintaining links with music colleges, and recruiting young members, with special arrangements for students.

We generate as much of our income as possible from concert-ticket sales, members’ subscriptions, and the sale of advertising space in concert programmes. We often collaborate with other choirs. We have worked with many UK charities, currently with Save the Children. Sponsorship by BT allowed the choir to help other charities, such as the Children’s Society, Crisis and Help the Aged. Elizabeth Fitzroy Homes, the Jacqueline Du Pré Memorial Fund, and the British Red Cross have benefited from GCU’s performances.

Please contact the Chairman or Secretary if  you are interested in sponsoring GCU:

Chair: Ian Stephenson

Hon. Secretary: Robin Happe


For general inquiries contact

For booking information contact


Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Baden-Powell House
65-67 Queen's Gate, Kensington
London SW7 5JS