Help Support the Future of the Glyndebourne Tour
Take Your Place on the Conductor’s Podium
At the Tour 50 Concert Event you will be able to purchase your very own conductor’s baton which offers the possibility of winning up to 100 exciting prizes from tickets and dinner to some top West End shows to works of art, jewellery and other luxury packages. Here below are some of the prizes that your Glyndebourne conductor’s baton – which will be only sold on the night at £300 a baton (£500 for two) – can unlock for you.
A private box for five at the Royal Albert Hall, London, for one selected event
Rock, classical, pop, circus, opera and ballet and more all take the stage at London’s most iconic venue, which has been creating unforgettable memories since 1871. This prize is an opportunity for five people to enjoy a spectacular view of one of a diverse selection of shows in their own box at the Royal Albert Hall. Jerwood Foundation is the founder of a family of organisations united in their commitment to support, nurture and reward excellence in the arts in the UK. Kindly donated by Alan Grieve CBE on behalf of the Jerwood Foundation.
£500 dining package at Glyndebourne during Festival 2019
A dining package worth up to the value of £500 for Festival 2019 which includes a pre-performance Ha-Ha tea with Champagne for four, Dinner for four in Middle and Over Wallop Restaurant and two bottles of wine. Kindly donated by Leith’s at Glyndebourne.
Four tickets to the NT and Neal Street Productions’ critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini adapted by Ben Power
Four tickets and a full hospitality package (programmes, access to the lounge and an interval drink) for The Lehman Trilogy. Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the NT and Neal Street Productions’ critically acclaimed production will transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre in May 2019. The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. Kindly donated by Ambassador Theatre Group.
A day writing with Guy Chambers in his London recording studio
This prize is a day in Sleeper Sounds Studio, a veritable treasure trove of vintage keyboards, guitars, drums and microphones. The only studio ever to be included in World of Interiors magazine and a firm favourite of artists such as Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Frank Ocean, Robbie Williams and Rita Ora. The studio is owned by 3 x Ivor Novella winning songwriter Guy Chambers, famous for his many hits written with Robbie Williams. Guy Chambers will write a song with the winner and join them for a day guiding them through the recording and writing process. Kindly donated by Guy Chambers.
A signed copy of Tolkien’s Secret Vice plus dinner at Glyndebourne and Elvish Lesson with Dr. Andrew Higgins
A signed copy of Tolkien’s Secret Vice plus dinner at Glyndebourne and Elvish Lesson with Dr. Andrew Higgins. Kindly donated by Dr Andrew Higgins.
Dinner, bed and breakfast at the beautiful Gravetye Manor
Enjoy a sumptuous overnight stay in the beautiful surroundings of Gravetye Manor including a three course dinner in their glass fronted Michelin Star restaurant and full English Breakfast the following morning. Kindly donated by Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant.
Appear as a character in a signed, framed print of The Mulberry Bees on Tour
A framed, signed print of a unique picture celebrating 50 years of the Tour. Created by Rich Joyner, illustrator and co-author of The Mulberry Bees – a children’s book inspired by Glyndebourne – the piece will include a specially drawn caricature of the winner (solo, couple or family group) inserted into the action. Plus a copy of the book, signed by Rich and Bethany Moore, and a pot of purple honey. Kindly donated by Mulberry Bees.
Dinner at The Club at The Ivy including wines chosen by the Director
This voucher entitles you to a complimentary meal for four at The Club at The Ivy including wines chosen by the Director. Enjoy our live jazz band in The Piano Bar before your dinner in The Drawing Room. Kindly donated by The Club at The Ivy.
Receive a private visit to your garden from John Hoyland, Glyndebourne’s garden adviser
John will suggest how you might improve your garden, solve any garden problems you have and help you achieve the garden that you dream of having. John Hoyland is an award-winning garden writer and consultant who designs, develops and renovates gardens in Britain and Europe. Kindly donated by John Hoyland.
A night for two in one of London Zoo’s exclusive Gir Lion Lodges, within snoring range of the lions, including dinner and wine with one of ZSL’s world-leading conservationists.
The Gir Lion Lodge is situated in extraordinary surroundings inside the ‘Land of the Lions’ at London Zoo, where the winners will bed down for the night within roaring distance of the zoo’s four Asiatic lions.
Expect to feel as if you are very far away from London as you wake to the sounds of roaring lions, hooting langur monkeys and squawking parrots and flamingos. Inspired by the welcoming charm of hotels in the lion’s native Gujarati home in India, the beautifully decorated lodges have a traditional feel and are each themed to a different animal found in the Gir forest. Each lodge has a private veranda so that you can sip your bedtime tea or hot chocolate whilst listening to the sounds of the Zoo at night.
Guests will enjoy three educational and entertaining tours around the zoo, including a sunset tour, torch-lit night tour and an early morning tour. Led by London Zoo’s experienced hosts, the tours will take you behind-the-scenes and give you an insider look at how ZSL takes care of the animals at the zoo, and how they are working for wildlife around the world. For an extra special experience, Glyndebourne’s guests will enjoy dinner with a leading conservationist, providing insight into the expertise and work of ZSL. Kindly donated by Roger Heath MBE and Alison Heath MBE.
A framed ink, gouache and pigment on paper artwork from the Selene Medusa Series
The Selene Medusa Series refers to Selene the moon goddess – to describe the inner glow of the Medusa floating in deep waters. As we all know, the moon is the universal glowing light in the darkness and can also be seen in reference of the depth of the unconsciousness and the Inner. This framed ink, gouache and pigment on paper artwork is 30×30 cm / 06,2017. Accompanying this striking piece, Madga has included two signed Artists Books with more information about Magda, born 1978 in Poland /painter, sculptor. Kindly donated by Magda Krawcewicz.
An evening at Glyndebourne’s 2019 Festival
An evening for two including a pair of tickets to one of our Festival 2019 performances and dinner at our Middle and Over restaurant and a backstage tour. Kindly donated by Glyndebourne Productions.
A pair of 22 carat gold tapered ear-drops with a faceted Imperial topaz set in the pendant drop
A pair of 22 carat gold tapered ear-drops with a faceted Imperial topaz set in the pendant drop. The long curved earwires are in 18 carat gold, so they are hallmarked 18 carat at the London Assay Office. The retail price is £1150.00. Kindly donated by Jean Scott-Moncrieff.
Glyndebourne CD Library
A collection of every CD produced on the Glyndebourne label. From Humperdinck to Handel via Britten and Bellini this is the perfect package for an opera lover.
Dinner for two people at Brat with a bottle of wine and rare sherry
‘A meal with many high points… utterly lovely’ – Jay Rainer on a meal at Brat. Enjoy a meal for two at this Basque-inspired, one Michelin starred restaurant in Shoreditch, where native produce cooked over fire. Kindly donated by Brat.
Four tickets to La Scala Opera House
Make a pilgrimage to ‘The Temple of Opera’: La Scala Opera House in Milan. This prize of four tickets to La Scala Opera House in the 2019 – 2020 season. Kindly donated by Dr Andrew Higgins.
Join Executive Chairman Gus Christie for lunch followed by a private tour of Glyndebourne’s Theatre
2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of Glyndebourne’s theatre. In this special year, you can join Gus Christie for a private tour of the Theatre. Gus also invites you and a guest for lunch on site at Glyndebourne. Kindly donated by Gus Christie.
A handmade Erté Glyndebourne Silk Coat worth £995
This beautiful Erté Glyndebourne Coat is crafted from pure silk and its lining features the stunning Erté costume designs from the 1980 Glyndebourne production of Der Rosenkavalier. This exclusive coat is handmade locally, in Lewes, by seamstress Dee Sheehan. Formally a cutter for the Glyndebourne Opera Wardrobe Department, Dee now makes costumes for film, TV, theatre and opera. Available in sizes 10, 12, 14. Kindly donated by The Glyndebourne Shop.
Two Julian Sutherland-Beatson Paintings
Based in the UK, Julian paints the landscape, coastline and urban areas in a style described as ‘contemporary realism’. A Glyndebourne favourite, Julian is known for capturing the magic of Glyndebourne in his daily paintings throughout the Festival. Kindly donated by Julian Sutherland-Beatson.
Come Play on Glyndebourne Cricket Team
Once we’re off the stage and onto the crease, that’s when the serious business begins. Join the Glyndebourne Cricket team for a one-off match as part of their hotly contested Summer 2019 season. Kindly donated by Gus Christie.
A painting by artist Alex Echo
A beautiful painting by the artist Alex Echo who created the Glyndebourne Opera Cup Trophy. Alex has been creating art for four decades and is completely self-taught. His prestigious career has seen him work on projects with Paul Smith, Paul Weller and a bespoke guitar for Eric Clapton. Kindly donated by Alex Echo.
‘Departing’ – a painting by artist Frederike von Cranach
Frederike von Cranach was born in 1976 in Heidelberg and grew up in Cologne. She first studied fashion design before turning to art exclusively. This was followed by courses at the Wackers Academy in Amsterdam and at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro. Today she lives and works in London. Her main source of inspiration are Egagropili — natural straw-like and fibrous objects washed up at the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. With the help of these “sea-balls” she creates works on paper. The very fine ink drawings are minimal and abstract, they create an atmosphere of stillness and quiet. Kindly donated by Frederike von Cranach.
Champagne Bucket Atalanta with Champagne Bottle holder
This beautiful handmade crystal champagne bucket will add a sparkling touch to your Glyndebourne experience or any festive occasion. Kindly donated by William Yeoward Crystal.
London-based artist, Charlotte Posner introduces you to her “Magnificent” girls, hand painted with traditional dip pen ink. After cooking up a storm on Twitter with Coca-Cola, Walls, Kellogg’s, Nails INK and Disney all complimenting her work, her girls later became the new faces of Magnum UK. Her painting entitled ‘The Theatre’ was accepted into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and also made part of special event From Morning Till Night, for Katerina Šedá hosted by the Tate Modern. Kindly donated by Charlotte Posner.
A signed copy of Darling Winston by the author, David Lough
Please my darling Mummy be kind to your loving son…’
Winston Churchill adored his mother Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill. Between 1881, when Churchill was six, and 1921, the year of Jennie’s death, mother and son were prolific letter-writers. In Darling Winston, David Lough has compiled the first-ever edited selection of their voluminous and entertaining forty-year correspondence.
Darling Winston reflects Churchill’s emotional, intellectual and political development as confided to Jennie as his mentor; but it also charts a mother-son relationship characterized at the outset by Winston’s dependence on Jennie, which is dramatically reversed as her life crumbles towards its end.” Kindly donated by Lord and Lady Davies of Abersoch.
A director’s chair, exclusively designed for Glyndebourne featuring designs by Erté
This exclusive director’s chair features the stunning Erté costume design for Octavian from the 1980 Glyndebourne production of Der Rosenkavalier. This folding chair is supremely comfortable, portable and hard wearing. Great for garden parties, outdoor concerts and picnicking. Kindly donated by the Glyndebourne Shop.
An exclusive Tour of Glyndebourne’s new Production Hub
Join us before your visit to the Glyndebourne Festival for a tour of our brand new Production Hub. This state-of-the-art facility will house spaces and equipment for our world-class making teams as they craft new productions for Glyndebourne. Get behind-the-scenes in an exclusive tour. Kindly donated by Glyndebourne Productions.
A one night stay at Ockenden Manor and a three-course lunch for two in the Tasting Room Restaurant at Rathfinny Wine Estate
Enjoy a one night stay for two people at Ockenden Manor in a Cuckfield room inclusive of bed, breakfast and full access to the spa facilities and a three-course lunch for two in the Tasting Room Restaurant at Rathfinny Wine Estate. This sumptuous twin package may be used separately or together depending on availability at both venues. Kindly donated by Ockenden Manor, Cuckfield, West Sussex and Rathfinny Wine Estate.
Lunch or dinner for four guests at Fenchurch Restaurant, Sky Garden
Champagne on arrival, followed by the exquisite tasting menu and accompanying fine wines for 4 guests. Kindly donated by Rhubarb.
A selection of Christmas baubles from Halcyon Days
Brighten up your tree with an assortment of luxurious Christmas baubles. Hand finished in the heart of England at Halcyon Day’s Stoke-on-Trent factory, their English fine bone china baubles are the decoration which never dates. The baubles are both exquisitely designed and exquisitely made. They are something to be cherished forever, a symbol of real craftsmanship. Kindly donated by Dr and Mrs Peter Harper on behalf of Halcyon Days.