Leave a Legacy Gift

Having reached its 40th birthday in 2019, The Sixteen has dedicated its existence to keeping the great choral tradition alive and thriving. As it contemplates the future, it recognises that the continuance of its work is the single most important element to secure for generations to come. The handing down of the craft of choral singing and conducting and enabling audiences to discover choral music of the past, present and the future is more than a life’s work. Having emerged from the global pandemic keen to resume its mission, The Sixteen has taken stock of its desire to remain an enduring voice.

For over 40 years The Sixteen has built new audiences, an unparalleled education and outreach programme, a record label, CORO, that captures The Sixteen sound for posterity, a new generation of singers and conductors through the young artist programme Genesis Sixteen and, most importantly, has brought sublime moments of joy to live audiences through live performance.

Famed for bringing choral music back to the cathedrals and churches for which it was written, The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage occupies a place of value and importance within the communities it serves across the UK. International touring becomes bolder and more prolific as it breaks down barriers of language by uniting audiences in the universal language of choral music.

We are excited to imagine what can be achieved over the next 40 years. If you want to play a part in the future of choral music and our unique sound, please leave a gift in your will to The Sixteen.

How to leave a legacy to The Sixteen in your will

There are a number of ways that you can give:

A residuary gift: the residue (or a proportion of the residue) of an estate after all other gifts, debts and expenses have been paid
A pecuniary gift: a fixed sum of money
A specific gift: an identifiable asset such as a property or an investment.

If you have already made a will, or have updated it recently, you can add a legacy or bequest to The Sixteen by drafting a codicil. We have suggested wording below but recommend that you consult a solicitor to ensure that the will or codicil is valid and your wishes are realised.

If you leave a Legacy to The Sixteen (registered charity 326917) it will not be subject to inheritance tax. Therefore, a legacy gift made to The Sixteen will be deducted from the value of the estate before tax liability is calculated.

Suggested wording for Wills and Codicils:

Residuary Legacy
“I give (the residue) / (—% of the residue) of my estate absolutely to The Sixteen (registered charity number 326917) of Quadrant House, 10 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AU and I direct that the proceeds may be used for the general purposes of The Sixteen. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of The Sixteen for the time being shall be full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.”

Pecuniary Legacy
“I give to The Sixteen (registered charity number 326917) of Quadrant House, 10 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AU, (the sum of £—)/(all my share and interest in— absolutely) and I direct that such money may be used for general purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of The Sixteen for the time being shall be full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.”

Please contact Development Director, Carol McCormack on 07711 527 662 or email carol@thesixteen.com if you would like to chat about this option of supporting The Sixteen. Also, we would love to hear from you if you have already entered a clause in your will in respect of The Sixteen.

Leave a Legacy Gift