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Become an NCEM Patron


NCEM Patrons: Supporting innovation, excellence and creative learning

NCEM Patrons enjoy opportunities to meet early music specialists and like-minded individuals through informal receptions, supper parties and concerts whilst supporting the long-term artistic ambitions of the York Early Music Festival and the National Centre for Early Music.

If you are interested in becoming an NCEM Patron, please contact the NCEM's Director, Dr Delma Tomlin MBE at or ring 01904 632220.
There are currently two different levels of support - Supporters and Champions, see the benefits below.

  £500 pa

Benefits include:
    •    Free membership of the York Early Music Festival Friends organisation
    •    An invitation to the opening reception at the annual York Early Music Festival
    •    Recognition on the NCEM website and in the Festival programmes
    •    Seasonal newsletters
    •    Priority booking
    •    Reserved seating at the NCEM and other selected venues

  £1000 pa 

Benefits include:
All the benefits offered to NCEM Supporters plus:
    •    Invitations to an exclusive series of musical suppers at the NCEM hosted by Director Delma Tomlin, offering
         opportunities to hear and meet emerging young artists and established performers
    •    Opportunities to attend selected open rehearsals and to meet musicians from across a wide range of
          musical genres
    •    Priority booking

NCEM Patrons will be asked to gift aid their annual contributions. NCEM Patrons can pay annually, quarterly or monthly at your convenience. Please check with NCEM's Accounts Administrator, Mrs Cherry Fricker on  

Open an application form from the link below

NCEM Patrons Membership.doc  

NCEM Patrons Renewal form.doc

You can also support us by joining the Friends of York Early Music Festival, making a donation or leaving a legacy .

Thank you