Leaving a Legacy

Remembering the LSO

Leaving a legacy gift in your Will is one of the most enduring gifts you can make, and ensures that future generations continue to have access to the outstanding music-making of the Orchestra.

When the time is right for you to include a gift in your Will, please remember us and consider becoming a member of our family of LSO Guardians.

Every contribution, large or small, is deeply appreciated and will make a difference to the future of the LSO. By making this lasting commitment, you will be leaving your own musical legacy for future generations to enjoy.

How to leave a legacy to the LSO

Leaving a gift to the LSO in your Will is easy to arrange and is one of the most flexible ways of giving. When considering your gift or writing your Will, we recommend that you seek the advice of a professional advisor who will be able to provide detailed guidance on the various types of legacy gifts. For example, you may wish to leave the LSO a proportion of your residuary estate, a specific sum, or the gift of an asset, such as stocks and shares.

If you have already written your Will and wish to include a gift to the LSO, you can simply make an addition by including a codicil, or note of amendment, to your existing Will.

Unrestricted legacy gifts are invaluable to the LSO, and are by preference directed to the LSO Endowment Trust to help build a secure future for the Orchestra.

We would be pleased to provide some suggested wording for your Will, and to answer any questions you might have about leaving a legacy gift to the LSO.

London Symphony Orchestra Endowment Trust is a registered charity in England No 233700
London Symphony Orchestra is a registered charity in England No 232391


As the LSO and the LSO Endowment Trust are both registered charities, a legacy gift to the Orchestra will be deducted from your estate before inheritance tax is calculated, thereby reducing the overall amount of inheritance tax payable.

Thank you

If you have decided to leave a gift to the LSO in your Will, or are considering remembering the LSO in this meaningful way, we would be delighted to hear from you.

While there is no obligation to let us know your intentions, we would value the opportunity to thank you for your support, and to keep you informed of the LSO’s work.

To inform us of your intentions, or to have a discussion about leaving a legacy to the LSO, please contact:

Michael Tivey, Philanthropy Manager
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Tribute and in-memory support

There are few more meaningful gestures to remember someone than by sharing in the interests and activities that meant most to them. 

If you are looking for an opportunity to celebrate the life or anniversary of a music-loving family member or friend, we would be honoured to discuss the options for an in-memoriam concert sponsorship. 

In return for providing important philanthropic support for the Orchestra, we would work with you to create a special evening for you and your guests. This could involve an allocation of premium concert seats and/or a meal or reception in the Barbican Centre. For a discussion about this opportunity, please contact: 

Michael Tivey, Philanthropy Manager

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