Our Friends and Patrons are at the very heart of what we do. By joining our scheme, you will gain a special insight into NCO and enjoy benefits such as complimentary concert tickets and exclusive access to special events throughout the year.

More importantly, you will be enable us to keep doing what we do. We rely on fundraising to cover more than 20% of the costs of our programme.  In some cases, these funds directly enable a child to access their place.  We take seriously our responsibility to deliver for our members.  For some, this is the opportunity to master new skills, progress in playing the music they love and secure opportunities beyond NCO.  But for all, this is the musical experience of a lifetime; an opportunity to make friends, learn more about themselves and fulfil their creative potential.  We aim for children to be measurably happier by being in NCO. Right now, this feels more important than ever.
Our vision is to ensure our programme is accessible to all children, regardless of any social or economic barriers, but we need your help. From just £5 per month, or an annual payment of £50, you will be helping NCO to deliver exceptional and transformative opportunities to hundreds of young musicians, enabling them to experience the joy of playing in an orchestra, often for the very first time.

It’s so easy to sign up and join the NCO Friends and Patrons scheme. Simply fill in this form.  For further information, click on the links below, to find out which package is right for you.

Become a Friend

Become a Patron

For friends of friends

  • Gift Membership: Make your friend our friend by donating an NCO Friends membership package as a gift. Choose from a selection of options and we can dispatch a special membership pack to them with a bespoke message.
  • Legacy membership: Remember your friend in a special way by signing up as an honorary Friend or Patron of NCO, in their name.

For more information on these bespoke packages, please get in touch with Sarah Freeman, Development Manager.