Become a Friend

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Friend or Patron of Eboracum Baroque. We’re incredibly grateful for your support of young freelance musicians. You can find out more information on becoming a Patron and our ‘Sponsor a Chair’ and ‘Sponsor a Voice’ campaigns further down this page.

You can purchase the friends membership in one payment (see the ‘buy now’ button further down this page) or set up a monthly ‘subscription’ via our Paypal page by choosing the amount you’d like to pay across 12 months that corresponds with the different levels of our friends scheme.

We offer four levels in our friends scheme with the following benefits:

Charpentier Membership (£50)

Priority booking for concerts.
An opportunity to attend a rehearsal, giving you a unique insight into the workings of a professional ensemble behind the scenes.
Acknowledgement of your support online and in print.
Updates from the ensemble with regular newsletters and previews of online content.
A free CD of your choosing on signing up.

Vivaldi Membership (£75)

All the benefits of ‘Charpentier Membership’ plus:
A drinks reception with our performers at one of our concerts
Reserved seating at all our events
Invite to an online discussion group (Zoom) or in person (when possible) with our director and musicians to hear our plans for the future.

Purcell Membership (£100)

All the benefits of ‘Vivaldi and Charpentier Membership’ plus:
An invite to an exclusive end of season concert delivered by members of Eboracum Baroque either in person or on YouTube. (Only available to watch with this membership)
A morning coffee with principle musicians from the ensemble (In person or on Zoom)

Handel Membership (£125)

All the benefits of ‘Vivaldi, Charpentier and Purcell Membership’ plus:
A meeting with Artistic Director, Chris Parsons outlining our plans for the future (your suggestions of repertoire are very welcome!)

Become a Patron of Eboracum Baroque  (£200 +)

If you would like to support Eboracum Baroque in a substantial way we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact us via email to discuss a tailored package. You may wish to contribute financially to a particular concert, education project or recording.

Sponsor a Chair (£250)

Sponsor a specific instrument within the ensemble for the season. Benefits include all those included as part of the friends scheme as well as a meeting with the musician in that role and sitting alongside the musician during a rehearsal. Acknowledgement of the sponsoring of the chair online and in print.

Sponsor a Voice (£250)

As above but sponsoring one of 4 voices: Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses with a chance to meet singers and participate in rehearsals where possible.