The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) is a thriving educational music charity with a wide portfolio - embracing young people living in challenging circumstances whose lives can be changed by the power of music; young people who are passionate about their music making and who just 'need a hand up the ladder' and individuals who love listening to music, making music with friends, being inspired by the extraordinary musicianship of the artists who regularly appear at the concerts presented by the NCEM.
The NCEM is ambitious and confident running 3 Early Music Festivals, a year-round concert series in York and enjoying over 1,000,000 listeners thanks to its partnership with BBC Radio 3. Our International Young Artists Competition attracts ensembles from literally across the world; our Composers Award scheme encourages young composers from across the UK; our community and education programme has been enjoyed by over 30,000 youngsters. We are supported by a wide variety of organisations, trust funds and individuals who like what we do and we are extremely grateful to them all.
And that's not all ... our plans for the future are exciting, creative and ambitious - encouraging excellence in music making and embracing an ever widening community of music makers.
All of this costs money - and you won't be surprised to learn that we need to raise at least £50,000 a year to make these ambitious plans come true!
If you are inspired by what we have achieved, and think you might like to help make our future plans a reality, please do get in touch. You can support us by joining the NCEM Patrons scheme, or becoming a Friend of the summer festival, or giving a donation - or even leaving a legacy so that our children can enjoy what we have built here in York.
If you would like to know more, please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Delma Tomlin MBE