President: Dame Mary Archer

Chair: Dr Gill Monsell

The Friends, Patrons and Benefactors of Cambridge Early Music are the heart of our audience and form the backbone of our financial stability. The Friends bring together like-minded individuals to support the organisation, provide vital financial assistance and help us to continue to strive for musical excellence and to share the gift of music both now and in the future. 

Join us and invest in our cultural legacy and help us to continue to be one of the leading providers of early music in the UK

Through the generosity of our supporters Cambridge Early Music has enjoyed the opportunity to invite world-class singers and players to perform in its thriving concert seasons held in some of Cambridge’s most beautiful and historic buildings. We have also been able to offer musicians from all over the world the opportunity to study the styles and techniques of early music, by spending a week at our Summer Schools singing and playing Renaissance and Baroque music with specialist ensembles.

Friends, Patrons and Benefactors enjoy a number of benefits in exchange for an annual subscription:

Friends (£50+)

Benefits include:

  • Priority booking

  • Reserved seating

  • Email Friends’ Newsletter

  • Invitations to ‘Friends only’ events

Joint membership (+50%) is intended for you and one other person living at the same address.
Student membership (From £25) is open to anyone in full-time education.

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, by stewarding, putting up posters and delivering fliers. You can follow us on social media and spread the word about our concerts amongst your friends and contacts.

Patrons (£200+)

If you feel able to give us greater support, you may become a Patron.
+50% joint membership

Patrons enjoy all the benefits of Friends, plus:

  • Recognition on Cambridge Early Music website if wanted

  • Where possible, access to rehearsals

Benefactors (£400+)

The highest level of membership is to become a Benefactor.
+ 50% joint membership

Benefactors receive all the benefits of Friends and Patrons, plus:

  • Once a year invitation to a lunch/social event with Trustees to discuss future plans for CEM