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.

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

NCEM Patrons - Supporting innovation, excellence and creative learning

Our current NCEM Patrons include:

Sarah Barber and Stephen Lock
Sylvia Brown
Lesley Clark
Ken and Pat Dixon
Deirdre Evans
Vivien Flynn
Rex Godby
John Gray
Joan Guenault
Ros Clayton and Martin Higginson

Geoff Hutchings
Jennifer James
Joan and Allan Jarvis
John Keel 
John Marvin
Menna and Bruce McGregor
Paul Murphy and Ellen Roberts
Nick and Sue Nightingale
Susan Palmer

Michael J Parkinson
Anne Pugh
Gillian Pugsley
Andrew and Margaret Scott
Martin Stancliffe
Terry Suthers
Mike and Trish Taylor
Deborah Trebilco
John Scott Williams

The NCEM is available to hire for anniversaries, birthday parties, wedding receptions, conferences, dinners and musical events.