HK Phil Bequest Programme
THE CONTINUO CIRCLE
(music) A continuous bass accompaniment, that underpins the melody typical in the baroque period. Also called basso continuo, figured bass or thoroughbass.
“Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.”Schubert
Leaving a legacy and securing the HK Phil’s future
If you have been inspired by the HK Phil, we hope that you will become a Continuo Circle member and consider making a bequest. Your gift will ensure that future generations benefit from your generosity and that the orchestra you know and love will continue to flourish.
What is the Continuo Circle?
The Continuo Circle is a group of individuals who have made, or have indicated that they will make, a bequest to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Why do we need bequests?
Bequests are extremely valued by the HK Phil because they provide a solid foundation. Only about 20% of the costs of putting on the concerts you love are covered by our ticket sales, so the HK Phil relies on the generous support of our funders in order to continue to inspire though the finest music making.
Where does the money go?
Bequests will be used in accordance with the donor’s wishes. You may wish to leave a general legacy or to specify support for a particular programme. Your support could enable us to develop our education programmes or explore exciting artistic opportunities for the orchestra.
Please contact us if you would like confidential advice on the appropriate wording for your gift.
Making a bequest
A bequest to the HK Phil may take one of two forms:
- Empowering the HK Phil to apply funds received at the Board’s discretion
- Directing the funds towards a particular purpose, such as one of our concerts or education programmes
You can make your gift with cash, stocks and bonds, property or possessions.
A free & simple way to bequeath
The HK Phil has partnered with ForeverGift – a legacy-giving platform supported by practising lawyers in Hong Kong, to provide a free will-writing service to our patrons. By pledging part of your bequest to the HK Phil, you can access an online will-writing platform and receive a legally valid will that reflects your wishes delivered to you, completely free. The process is very simple and straightforward.
If you wish to receive more information or the free patron exclusive voucher code, please find the contact information at the bottom of this page.
If you decide to make a gift to us in your will, please let us know so that we can thank you for this tremendous support and acknowledge your gift appropriately.
Our code of conduct
We appreciate that this is a very personal way of giving, so your enquiry will be handled sensitively and in strictest confidence.
How to find out more?
If you would like to discuss in details or require further assistance with the wording of an appropriate clause, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Ms Hon, HK Phil's Director of Development
Tel: +852 2721 2636