Cambridge Summer Music Ltd is a charity and receives no regular public funding. This year we must raise more than £60,000 solely through the generosity of our ever-expanding group of supporters. Please support CSM by joining the Friends of CSM – or contact us to discuss other ways of helping us continue to bring beautiful music to Cambridge.


The Friends of Cambridge Summer Music are the closest supporters of the charity’s work in the Cambridge community. Each year the Friends give thousands of pounds to support our core operating costs, forming the backbone of our financial stability, whilst enjoying considerable benefits. We are delighted to acknowledge our Friends in a variety of ways, enabling members to build a personal association with the organisation.

There are five levels of membership to the Friends of CSM starting at just £60pa (full details below). We hope you’ll consider joining the Friends and helping to secure the future of Cambridge’s oldest and largest classical music promoter.

Download the Friends’application form:

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£60pa – individuals
£90pa – couples

  • Priority booking (one week before general booking)
  • Reserved seats (two) at concerts when tickets are booked in advance
  • Invitation to summer reception (plus one guest for individuals)
  • Regular e-newsletters and a complimentary Festival Programme
  • Acknowledgement in the Festival Programme



All the benefits as for Friend level plus

  • Up to four reserved seats at concerts when tickets are booked in advance
  • Principal Benefactors


    All the benefits as for Benefactor level plus

  • Private interval drinks or pre-concert drinks for you and three guests at a concert
  • JOIN THE FRIENDS OF CSM* now by downloading and completing our Friends application form. For more information, please contact us on

    *For tax reasons we inform you that included in the donation levels listed above are compulsory charges made to cover the benefits we offer to our Friends and Benefactors (£10), Principal benefactors (£25), Patrons (£25) and Principal patrons (value to be determined on a case by case basis). A donation in excess of these charges is requested, but not required, to support CSM’s work, which qualifies for Gift Aid. If you wish to make a contribution but you do not wish to receive benefits or attend events, you can make a donation-only gift to CSM at each Friends level. Please contact us for more information, or to discuss any variation of full Friends membership.


    Cambridge Summer Music is grateful to its many sponsors, donors and partners including our media partner (Cambridge Independent); Yisha Xue; Binks Trust; Williams Church Music Trust; Hannay Robertson; the Howard Foundation; Benslow Music; Pianoforte Cambridge; Bike Art Thetford; and the Friends of CSM.



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