Donate to The Aeolian


At Aeolian Hall, we celebrate the generosity of our donors and volunteers.

We thrive because of the thoughtful contributions of many. We are humbled by your kindness and pleased that you share our mission.

We treat every gift as special, no matter the size. A small gift for today, a larger gift for the year, or a long term pledge to ensure a sustained legacy all play a role in in building a better community.


how to Donate


To give the gift of securities, please complete the PDF form attached herein. To make a donation of securities to Aeolian Hall, you must instruct your broker to transfer your gift electronically, or you may send the securities to us in certificate form. In either case, please inform our contact (see the attachment below) and mail, email or fax the completed Notification of Gift of Securities to Aeolian Hall so that we can thank you, notify the Foundations broker of when to expect your gift and prepare an accurate charitable tax receipt. 


Leaving a bequest in your Will provides you the opportunity to make a meaningful tribute to represent your love of arts, music and community.

Your gift will have a lasting impact and will go towards building stronger, healthier communities.

Bequests are instrumental in ensuring the longevity of our programs and initiatives.

There are many options for including the Aeolian Hall in your Will. You may leave a percentage of your estate, property, securities or cash. All bequests are receipted with a charitable tax receipt which can help to reduce taxes on your estate. You may also designate the Aeolian as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy, RRSP or other securities (common or preferred).

We strongly recommend consulting with your financial advisor if you are considering a bequest to the Aeolian Hall Musical Ars Association.

Intention to Leave a Gift TO the Aeolian In Your Will

Knowing of your intentions to leave a gift in your Will helps us to plan for our long-term sustainability far into the future and to ensure that your gift is used as you wish. But most of all, we’d like to thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness. Any information that you share with us will remain strictly confidential.


Naming the Aeolian in your Will

Our legal name is: Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association

Our charitable registration number is: 866178916 RR0001

It’s up to you to decide how your bequest will be used, however a general gift allows us to direct the monies received to the areas of greatest need.


Making the Gift of Life Insurance

Making a Gift of Life Insurance is a convenient and affordable way to make a sustainable future donation to the Aeolian.

The following options are available:

  • Transfer an existing policy to the Aeolian
  • Transfer a new policy to the Aeolian
  • Name the Aeolian as a direct beneficiary



Resource for Professional Advisors

We value our close partnerships with our professional advisors including financial advisors, lawyers, trust officers and funeral directors. We are grateful for the impact of your work.

Here are a few resources that will help meet the needs of your clients who want to support the Aeolian.

Legal Name: Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association

Charitable Registration Number: 866178916 RR0001

Our mailing address is:

795 Dundas Street London, ON N5W 2Z6

PHONE: 519-672-7950


For more information please contact: Clark Bryan, Executive & Artistic Director at

Legacy Donor Campaign

Spreading Music, Changing Lives

 What would your life be like without music?

Music has the power to inspire, enlighten and transform.  It is a Universal Language that breaks down barriers and speaks to our collective humanity.

The Aeolian believes that everyone should have access to music and the arts.

Help us present excellence in performance and continue to offer and create revolutionary arts programs that build better communities.


  • Help sustain and grow The Aeolian’s programs including Concerts, El Sistema Aeolian, Pride Men’s Chorus, Aeolian Talks and our Art Shows
  • Help preserve and restore our two designated Heritage Sites: Aeolian Hall and the former Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church
  • Promote diversity in our programing and foster Social Inclusion and Social Justice in our communities
  • To offer Universal Access to Music, Art, Culture and Education through our free opportunities such as El Sistema Aeolian and Aeolian Talks
  • Maintain our presence locally, nationally and internationally as a top venue in Canada
  • To offer opportunities to our local musicians to perform in a world-class “Legendary” venue
  • To help us purchase new equipment needed for our performance and teaching spaces


  • Two Designated Historical Sites: Aeolian Hall (1884) and Bishop Cronyn Memorial Place (1875)
  • Run by a Canadian Non-Profit Organization with Charitable Status: The Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association
  • Board Members are highly experienced
  • Voted as Best Live Venue by the Forest City London Music Awards four times
  • Voted by CBC Radio 3 Searchlight Contest as one of the top venues in Canada
  • Small paid staff and large volunteer support
  • Executive/Artistic Director is member of Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music Wall of Fame


  • Present Concerts and events with very diverse offerings
  • Offer our facility for rent including special affordable rates for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Supporters include Government, Foundations, Corporate and Individuals
  • Create programming that supports disadvantaged populations
  • Work with Community Partners to help strengthen and grow opportunities in our community
  • Work with newcomers to help give opportunities in our programs and help them find a home in our community



“Besides the reserves, Aeolian is my most favourite venue in the world” 
– Buffy Saint Marie


“Aeolian Hall is a cozy theatre which hosts an abundance of local, national and international artists on their world-class stage…From the hall’s historic décor, artsy volunteers, hard-working staff, local brew, amazing entertainment, and heart-filling acoustics,  the word about Aeolian Hall is being spread far and wide and people are catching on to the gift that London Ontario natives are calling “The place to be for a great night out”. As a business-person, I am impressed by the organizational skills of the staff behind the scenes who work diligently to make sure each show goes without a hitch. Aeolian Hall is a magical place, built on love.  And all who enter its doors will be touched by this magic. It truly is the place to be!”
– Sarah Smith


“I love volunteering at the Hall for a number of reasons. There is an obvious giving back to the community but there is also the Aeolian community itself. The staff and volunteers are a great group of people from diverse backgrounds. We all start here for the love of music and stay for the community we are building.”

– Cindy Thomas


“Pride Men’s Chorus London has challenged me musically, and rewarded me personally. The repertoire is often fun, sometimes thought-provoking, but when all those voices come together in concert, there is something truly beautiful and inspiring that happens, and it is a huge privilege to be a part of that beauty.”
– Murray Watson, Pride Men’s Chorus London


“I cannot express the impact that El Sistema has had on our family. Ella has blossomed as a confident eight-year-old and is identifying herself as a violin player. She often takes the opportunity to practice and teach her siblings the violin and has expressed her love for music […] Since starting in October of 2013, Ella has been invited to play her violin for various house guests and has been asked to play at several community events. This has enabled her to gain more confidence in her playing abilities and has also allowed her to connect with her emerging talent. El Sistema has truly opened many doors for my daughter, and through her, it is affecting the entire family in a positive way. I cannot express my sincere gratitude for this wonderful program. Many thanks for giving her this life-changing opportunity!” 
– Martha M., Parent of El Sistema Aeolian Student



2021 Legacy Campaign Donors


$5,000 TO $49,999

Curt Lind

David Southen

Jan Devereux

Janice Strickland


$1,000 TO $4,999

Anonymous Gifts

Barrow Baldwin

Bill Jansen

Bryan Gloyd

Clark Bryan

David Crawford

Hunt Podiatric Corporation

Jim Cressman

Kate Delaney

Lee Donely

Mike Hanson

Nunn’s London Ltd.

Paul Cooper

Ruth Noble

Sandi and Paul Caplan

Scotiabank – Employee Volunteer Program

Sentinel polymers Canada Inc

Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

Ted Kelly

Wayne Adlam


$500 to $999

Bob Heacock and Vimla Harry

Andrew Lester

Beverly Mills

Carol Cleland

David Gillies

Friends of London Civic Garden

Georgena Kostantakos

Gordon Hardcastle

Hervé H. Poirier

James Clement

Luke Baylis

Marion Austin

Mike Nagle

Rod Culham

Ruth Noble

Scott St John

Susan Soney

Terry L West

Thomas Peace

William Horne


$250 TO $499

Anne Donkervoort

Christiane McAlister

Craig & Tamah MARKLE

David  Hogg

David Marsh

H Elizabeth Parmeter

Jacob Malkin

Jane Deblock

Joel Faflak

John Wiebe

Karen Lilley

Kathleen McCoy

Moira Burke

Renny Thomson

Robert McCullough

Suzanne Edmondson

Teresa Ainsworth

Vicki Olds

W Ferguson


$100 TO $249

Allan Gedalof

Andy Kroeker

Angelina Difruscia

Bente Rowe

Brenda Wylie

Carol Hunsberger

Carol Ranger Jacobik

Colleen Bianchi

Colleen Smith

Cora Endean

David Jansen

Déguène Diop

Diana Barr

Ellie Cartman

Fraser Teeple

Gord & Vicki Drimmie

Ian Cooper

Janet Wombwell

Janet Wombwell

Jeff Eames

Jen MacRae

Jenn Markle

Jim Nagy

John Frizzell

Joyce and Tom Orchard

Karen Lilley

Ken Sumnall

Kevin Love

Kirk  Wallis

Larry Sintzell

Lennox Phillips

Leslee Lefteruk

Lesley Classic

Linda E Lucas

Maggie Harsanyi

Mark Teeple

Marlene Benny

Marlene Benny

Mary Arrand

Michael Huft

Michelle Baylis

Miriam Mann

Neville Thompson

Pat Schnare

Patricia Fewster-Lengyell

Peter Merrifield

Phyllis Brady

Pierre Bussieres

Pirkko Sheldrick

Ray Lloyd

Rhonda Hallberg

Rick Rumney

Roely & Melanie Vanderboor

Sandra Miller

Sandy Jones

Sharron McMillan

Susan Grieve

Susan Waugh

Susan Yerema

Tim Majocha

Virginia Tyrrell

Wendy Saby


$50 TO $99

Allan Edwards

Andrea & Jeff Rogers

Andrew Marshall

Bronwyn Powell

Chris Brown

Connie & Frank Zolotar

David McCutcheon

David Wannan

Deborah  Rosebrugh

Erin Surtees

Gillian Laidlaw

Heather McCormick

Ian Chunn

Jackie Malleck

Jeannine & Andrew Poulton

Joseph McLean

Liz Thompson

Maren Foster

Marilyn Loosemore

Mark Costello

Mary Dever

Oscar Gomez

Penny Lander

Peter Karle

Regina Satorius

Rita Melville

Robert Koprich

Ryan Fraser

S Vincent Gray

Sheila Johnston

Wendy Perry


$20 TO $49

Barry and Lisa Phillips

Dave Patrick

Donna Robinson

Jennifer Reed

Jose Aguilar

Kevin Love

Marilyn Higgins

Susan Dean

Susan Godin

Ted Wettlaufer

Unifor Local 88

Yasmine Louis


pride men’s chorus donors

Emerson Ross

Florencio Viuray

Paul Cooper

el sistema gift of music campaign

Gift of Music, Gift of Community

Did you ever have “lessons” when you were young?  Whether they were swimming, hockey, music, art, dance or other lessons, think of your life without those experiences.  How would that change you?

Now imagine a program that offers to give high quality and intensive music education to youth in our city.

Your donation supports more than 115 Children between the ages of 6 and 18 to play in orchestras, sing in choirs and enjoy a healthy dinner and snack.  All of these experiences are 100% free, helping fill the gap between those receiving an enriched music education and those who don’t.

Many great musicians are acting as advocates for our program and have collaborated with the participants.    Marc Jordan, Royal Wood, Valdi, Yuri Pool and Matt Alber have all put their names behind this incredible opportunity as Honorary Patrons.


  • Inspire youth with the gift of music
  • Fill the gap between those receiving enriched music education and those who don’t
  • Eliminate many barriers to participation including economic, social and academic
  • Cultivate Leadership and Peer Mentorship as transferable skills
  • Help participants and their families to have a sense of belonging in our community
  • Improve abilities such as memory, tactile skills, spatial reasoning and literary skills


  • A free, intensive music program open to all without audition or experience
  • Part of a Global movement of programs in 86 countries, winning TED, UNESCO and the Glen Gould Awards
  • Over 115 participants perform in orchestras, sing in choirs, eat nutritious meals and perform many concerts each year
  • Unique Leadership and Peer Mentorship program taught in collaboration with Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music


  • Minimum 3 days of training for 2.5 hours per day
  • Highly qualified music teachers many with Master’s Degrees or higher level training
  • Our home: The Aeolian Education Campus at Bishop Cronyn Memorial Place in the heart of London includes 14,000 square feet of classrooms, studios, kitchen and performance spaces
  • 15 to 20 performances per year
  • Over 50 volunteers support the classrooms, teaching and meals



“El Sistema Aeolian has made a big impact on my life specially when I was going through a hard time in my life. Going to El Sistema has helped me to escape all my worries and struggles. Thanks to the people that I met in the program who are so supportive, I became a more positive person who learn to love the music. I can feel the rhythm of each piece we play and in that moment I feel that we are just one trying to express the way that I see the world now. My mom loves the sound of my voice and she says that I have improved a lot since I am in the choir. Thanks so much to El Sistema Aeolian and all the people that are in the program they are like my family I feel at home when I am there.
– Laura C.


“This is my son’s fourth year at El Sistema Aeolian. He’s gained a real sense of musical technique and confidence, which is wonderful to witness. El Sistema is also a place of community where he enjoys spending time with friends and skilled teachers. This sense of belonging and responsibility to others has been an invaluable and enriching experience for our son and our family as a whole.”
– Ann T.

 Honorary Patron

 “Nothing develops a young mind more successfully, nor sets them on the right path quicker than the arts and the proper after school program to go with it. El Sistema Aeolian levels the playing field and allows more than just the privileged children an opportunity to expand their mind and abilities. El Sistema gives children the tools to change the world for the better.”

– Royal Wood

2021 GIFT OF MUSIC Campaign Donors


$5,000 TO $49,999

Canada Life

Finch Auto Group


$1,000 TO $4,999

Sisters of St. Joseph

Nancy Bryan

John Howitt

Schulichpalooza 2020

Gavin Marshall

Nicholas J Koppert


$500 TO $999

Michael and Heidi Peck

William Horne

John A. Brophy

Nancy Joyal

Vicki Gerth


$250 TO $499

Bruce Jones

Patricia Markle


Vicki Olds

Wanda Sawicki

Rob and Denise Flack

Sandra Adkin


$100 TO $249

Jim Robson

Loretta Van Beek

Ken Walsh

Hervé H. Poirier

Barbara Lent

Carolyn Corcoran

David and Dorothy McPherson

Elaine Lee

Good Lovelies Inc

Michael Dove

Peter Merrifield

Robert Gerhard Pratt

Scott Moody

Tania Goodine


$50 TO $99

Patrick O’Dea

Peggy Gillis

Kelly Larochette

Roely & Melanie Vanderboor

Andrew Marshall

Bill Horne

Claudia Day

Diane Knoppert

Heidi & Bill Vamvalis

Janet Cormier

Keith & Brenda Wastell

Laura Stinson

Martin Horak & Amanda-Lynn Stubley

Sonya Nanos Hodgson

Steve O’Neil

Susan Bentley


$20 TO $49

Christine Nath

Patricia Matthews

el sistema gift catalogue



Please contact us by phone at 519-672-7950, by email at or donate online at Donate Online at: by selecting “El Sistema Gift Catalogue” from the list of funds and indicate what instruments would would like to purchase with your donation.

El sistema patron program

Give the “Gift of Music” and make an investment in the lives of youth in our community.  Help support the opportunity to experience and learn music while cultivating teamwork, mutual respect, compassion and leadership.  Your ongoing commitment to El Sistema Aeolian provides the needed stability to operate, develop and expand this program to youth in our London Community.

The patron program is for donors who wish to make a longer term impact. Your pledge renews annually for three years and may be renewed.



“This program has had a huge impact on our family. Being a single mother has its challenges, and one of those challenges is engaging my children into life-long skills training at a reasonable price.  El Sistema Aeolian has made it possible for my kids to be a member of a skilled music program and confidently be a contributing force to the larger community that listens to their wonderful music, all provided for free. I am thrilled with the way my kids have grown as musicians, socially, and overall as contributing members of a community.”

– M. Macause


“My son has been in the El Sistema Aeolian program for over three years so far.   I have seen since the day he started huge progress in my son life ever since.   El Sistema is one of those programs that not only brings music to a kid`s life, it is also an integral program where all their capacities are tested to the level of excellence.   I can say that today my son has gained skills and knowledge not only in music, it is also social demureness, leadership, public speech, matures, stronger character making decision, independence and more. This program is well based in terms of the orientation to grow potential leaders in the music field that will bring value to the society in the near future.   The art of music through the El Sistema goes beyond any possible expectation.   I encourage everyone to participate actively promoting the social benefit of El Sistema Aeolian as organization.  I am so blessed of this wonderful opportunity.   My big thanks to all the El Sistema directors, coordinator, volunteers and everyone involved, working hard changing life for a better future.    Thank you El Sistema Aeolian!”
– Manuel Romero


“We rely on and deeply appreciate the healthy meals that’s are created by the volunteers in the El Sistema program. It allows us to transition our daughter from the end of busy school day to the beginning of her El Sistema programming. Knowing that she has had a chance to decompress, eat a healthy meal and socialize with peers is important to fuel her body and mind. This is also time well spent on further developing new and existing relationships with peers.” 
– Bob & Penney Aggelonitis


“Every time I see the El Sistema participants perform and see the growth in their music and confidence in themselves always gives me a special thrill having been involved with getting to know some of the participants over the years.”

– Janice Mark


platinum patrons

Mr. Chris Collins  & Ms. Elana Johnson
Mr. Paul Strickland & Ms. Janice Strickland
Dr. Paul Cooper & Mr. David Hiebert
Mr. Clark Bryan


gold patrons

E.T.F.O. Thames Valley Occasional Teachers Local
Nicholas J. Koppert
Ruth Noble

silver patrons

Janice elloway


bronze patrons

Wes & Ashley Irvine


Honorary Patrons

Mr. Matt Alber (2017)
Mr. Royal Wood (2017)
Mr. Marc Jordan (2018)
Valdy (2019)
Yuri Poole (2019)
Sarah Smith (2020)

Donors prior to current year

Click this link to see a list of donors from prior years:


Rent The Aeolian

The Aeolian is a beautiful, unique, award-winning location to host your event.

While particularly renowned for its acoustic/live music presentations, the Aeolian is a versatile facility and can host all sorts of events from weddings and parties to conferences and fundraisers.

Give to Culture

Explore the arts. Support your community. Discover yourself.

The Aeolian relies heavily upon a strong base of community support that benefits many projects and events. All contributions, whether small or large, make a huge difference and will help sustain The Aeolian Musical Arts Association’s mission and future.