Become a Friend of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century

The Foundation Friends of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century is there to support the Orchestra. The foundation was established on 11 June 2015. We would be happy to welcome you as a Friend. To join, send an e-mail to vrienden@orchestra18c.com. You can also join by depositing €100 or more to our foundation account IBAN NL18ABNA0860752240. Please include your e-mail address in the description.
 
You can become a Friend with a yearly contribution of €100
We will then add you to our database for the Friends Newsletter, and we will send you the Orchestra’s complete programme. You will also receive an invitation to attend our yearly Friends Meeting.

With an annual donation of €250 or more, you will also receive invitations to attend rehearsals and access to other tours behind-the-scenes. Once you have joined, we will send you our Orchestra’s latest CD.

The foundation’s resources are only used for activities to the benefit of the Orchestra, such as concerts in the Netherlands and abroad.

The foundation is registered by the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration as a Cultural Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). That means that for donations to the Foundation Friends of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, there is an extra 25% tax deduction you can apply on your income tax return, with a maximum of €1250 per year. See the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration website for more information. There, you will also find the legal thresholds that apply to tax deductions for donations.

There are additional tax benefits for periodical donations without a threshold if certain requirements are met. Then, all donations – no matter how small – are tax-deductible. As with a one-time donation, an additional 25% may be deducted, with a maximum of €1250 per year. See also the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration website for this. If you opt for a periodical donation, you can find the form compiled by the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration here. Please send the completed form to us by e-mail at vrienden@orchestra18c.com, after which we will send the signed form back to you. 

The Foundation’s Board is unpaid, and consists of:
Dirk Jan van den Berg, Chair
Gerard van Westen, Treasurer
Jan van Trigt, Secretary
Anneke Paulides
Louisa van den Broek

Bank information
Stichting Vrienden van het Orkest van de Achttiende Eeuw
IBAN Account: NL18ABNA0860752240


Click here for the annual figures of 2019 (PDF).
Click here for the annual figures of 2018 (PDF).
Click here for the annual figures of 2017 (PDF).
Click here for the annual figures of 2016 (PDF).

Date of establishment: June 11, 2015

5 continents, 35 countries, 350 cities, 50 musicians, 35 composers, 285 pieces, more than 155 tours and 1555 concerts so far. Friends will stay updated on our activities and future tours. When the history of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century is written, your name will be included!