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Become an NCEM Patron

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.

You can find out more about the opportunities to get involved in this leaflet:
Open an application form from the link below

Click the thumbnail above to view the brochure online or download from the link below
NCEM Join Us.pdf

There are currently two different levels of support - Supporters and Champions, see the benefits below.


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

CHAMPIONS £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 Cherry Fricker, NCEM's Director of Finance and Operations on 01904 632220 or email

We are extremely grateful to these individuals for their practical support and enthusiasm for all the events taking place at the NCEM in York. If you would like to join them, or know more, please contact the NCEM's Director, Dr Delma Tomlin MBE at or ring 01904 632220.

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

Thank you

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Our current NCEM Patrons include:

Ken and Pat Dixon
Diedre Evans
Vivien Flynn
Rex Godby
John Gray
Ros Clayton and Martin Higginson
Jennifer James
John Marvin
Menna McGregor
John and Janet Morgan
Paul Murphy and Ellen Roberts
Nick and Sue Nightingale
Susan Palmer
Michael J Parkinson
Alan and Anne Pugh
Roger and Gillian Pugsley
Andrew and Margaret Scott
Martin Stancliffe
Terry Suthers
John & Lynne Taylor
Mike and Trish Taylor
John Scott Williams
Sue Wrigley