The Association of Friends of the International Vocal Competition
We have noticed in previous years that the IVC is highly valued by a large number of faithful and enthusiastic visitors, all clearly devotees of vocal music. The IVC has always regarded its supporters as Friends and is now delighted to be able to offer them the opportunity of forming an even closer connection with the IVC. To this end, the Association of the Friends of the International Vocal Competition has been founded; enrolment as a Friend in this Association is now open. The Association of Friends plans to use the donations it receives from the Friends to support extra activities of the IVC such as the Family Concerts (the so-called concerts for three generations), the award of a Friends’ Bursary to a participant in the IVC and providing a contribution to the Jubilee activities planned for 2014. It will also be possible for Association of Friends to reinforce their contact with the singers taking part in the IVC by, for example, offering a Friends’ Prize.
Benefits for Friends
The Friends receive a special Friends’ Newsletter and reduced price on tickets for certain events. Friends are invited to attend master classes organised by the IVC and to attend the Friends’ Annual Meeting. The Friends are invited to a ‘Meet & Greet’ during the period of the competition.