Join the CUMS Supporters’ Circle


Since it was founded in 1843, CUMS has provided unique and inspiring opportunities for successive generations of Cambridge musicians. Each year, 500 students — reading everything from Music and Maths to Medicine and Modern Languages — take part in up to 40 concerts, as conductors,instrumentalists, singers and composers. CUMS offers these students opportunities to work with world-class conductors and soloists, tackle ambitious repertoire and develop as musicians. The Society has immeasurably enriched the cultural life of the University and city, and, having launched many of the biggest careers in classical music, it has played a pivotal role in the musical world beyond.

CUMS receives no core funding from the University, and income from ticket sales does not meet the full cost
of delivering a world-class musical education. The Supporters’ Circle plays a vital role in helping to raise the
£35,000 needed each year to sustain CUMS’ programme of ambitious projects, orchestral coaching from
members of the major London orchestras, and the opportunity to work with professional conductors and

All those who value Cambridge’s splendid musical heritage, and who want the University to provide
opportunities for the finest young musicians of the twenty-first century, are invited to join the CUMS
Supporters’ Circle. As well as helping us to fulfil our ambitions, members of the Supporters’ Circle enjoy
exclusive benefits, including priority booking, drinks receptions and the opportunity to sit in on rehearsals.
There are six levels of donation:


Donor: £100-£249 per annum

 Donors enjoy

  • contributing membership of the Society, entitling them to priority booking for performances
  • the opportunity to buy a full season ticket
  • acknowledgement in CUMS concert programmes and on the website
  • an invitation to a drinks reception each term at West Road
  • regular updates on key CUMS projects and events

Benefactor: £250-£499 per annum

Principal Benefactor: £500-£999 per annum

  •  All of the above plus opportunities to sit in on selected rehearsals

The Stanford Circle: £1,000-£2,499 per annum

  •  All of the above plus the opportunity to be recognised as the supporter of a specific activity each season.

The Vaughan Williams Circle: £2,500-£9,999

The Britten Circle: £10,000+

To become a Member of the CUMS Supporters‘  Circle, please complete a membership form and return it to the address shown thereon.  If you pay UK or Capital Gains Tax, CUMS  is able to boost your donation by 25 pence per pound through Gift Aid.
In helping us reach our targets, you will become part of an extraordinary musical tradition.
Thank you.


Registered Charity No. 1149534

Cambridge University Musical Society
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Principal Guest Conductor
Sir Roger Norrington CBE
CUMS Conductor Laureate
Stephen Cleobury CBE
Director, Cambridge University Chamber Choir
Martin Ennis
Artistic Advisor
Sian Edwards
Associate Directors, Cambridge University Chamber Choir
David Lowe, Nicholas Mulroy