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Cambridge Early Music


The support organisation for Cambridge Early Music

President: Peter Holman

Whether you are an active musician or an enthusiastic listener, you might be able to support Cambridge Early Music by joining, or renewing your subscription to, our Friends and Patrons group.

Since 2002 the Friends of Cambridge Early Music have helped to ensure the continued success of the summer schools and the associated concert series, in many practical ways, as well as financially.

Cambridge Early Music became a charity in 2009, and in 2011, in order to consolidate our position financially, we have restructured the Friends organisation by introducing new levels of membership and support.


Friends enjoy a number of benefits:

  • priority booking for concerts
  • up to two reserved seats per concert in prime positions, for advance bookings
  • season tickets available exclusively to Friends and Patrons, at a saving of up to 10%
  • invitation to special events, including a drinks reception to launch each summer season, with the opportunity to meet the performers and Summer School tutors
  • occasional social gatherings with lectures and recitals given by our regular tutors
  • opportunities to attend events during the Summer Schools, including meals with the course participants and tutors, lectures, and informal concerts.

To become a Friend, or renew your membership of the Friends and Patrons, we ask you to pay an annual subscription. Minimum subscriptions are as follows:

  • Friend's subscription  £ 30.00
  • Joint subscription  £ 50.00
        (membership for you and another person living at the same address)
  • Full-time student subscription  £ 15.00

If you wish to support us further, you can choose to donate more. In addition, there are many practical ways in which you can help us.

Subscriptions cover the calendar year, and renewals can be made when you book your concert tickets.


If you feel able to give us even greater support, you may become a Patron. Patrons enjoy all the benefits of Friends, and are in addition entitled to up to three free concert tickets in the year of their Patronage, as well as being acknowledged by name (if they wish) in our concert programmes and on our website.

  • Patron's subscription  £ 150.00 or more

Season tickets

Unless otherwise noted, season tickets are only available to Friends and Patrons of Cambridge Early Music. A season ticket gives you admission to all concerts in a part, or all, of the season, with reserved seats in the best rows.

You can renew or take out a membership subscription to the Friends, and book season ticket(s) for the concert programme online, using our secure payment facility at PayPal (you need not have a PayPal account in order to pay online), or by post.

If paying by post, please send a stamped self-addressed envelope and a cheque payable to 'CEM', to

Cambridge Early Music
Trinity College
United Kingdom

Note: unwaged prices are for full-time students, children, the unemployed, the disabled, and senior citizens who no longer earn.


Contact: ||  tel: +44 (0) 1223 847330 ||  fax: +44 (0) 1223 701914  
Louise Jameson, Acting Administrator
Cambridge Early Music is a registered charity, No. 1127932, and a private limited company registered in England and Wales,
No. 6463812     Registered office: 5 Tunwell's Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5LJ, UK