Annual donations

Annual donors play a key role by donating at a higher level, perhaps supporting a young musician or a performance. Through invitations to rehearsals, concerts and receptions, and with special booking privileges, you will have the opportunity to be more closely involved in the rich life of Aldeburgh Music.

There are four levels of annual donation - Water, Marsh, Reed and Sky - each offering different ways to support our work. Scroll down for more information or contact Kate Lloyd, on 01728 687100 or email

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For generations the landscape of water, marsh and reeds has inspired musicians and artists. Photo: Peter Silk

£300 minimum annually

Donations at this level provide a steady flow of general funds that can support the entire breadth of our work and new ideas, from the magnificent to the mundane.

Water level donors will receive advance information and priority booking along with invitations to events and a reception each year, as well as a named credit in our Programme Books.

£1,000 minimum annually

Direct your donation towards either a Festival or Snape Proms performance as part of a syndicate and join us for a drinks reception on the night. Alternatively, nurture musical talent by donating to the Bursary Fund, which underpins the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme and Aldeburgh Residencies. You will be invited to course recitals to hear this new generation of musicians.

Or you can simply leave it to us to decide where your support is most needed. Whichever you choose you will have the option to be credited in our Programme Books.

The vast Suffolk sky is both backdrop and inspiration as it stretches from Snape to the coast. Photo: Peter Silk

£2,500 minimum annually

Your support can be directed to any two of the following: General Fund; Aldeburgh Young Musicians for 8–18 year olds; Bursary Fund for the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme and Aldeburgh Residencies; Community and Education.

The balance of £500 will be allocated to a performance in either the Festival or the Snape Proms to which you will receive a pair of complimentary tickets. In return, we will keep you in touch with what is happening in your supported areas and you will receive advance information, early ticket booking and liaise with a dedicated Aldeburgh Music contact.

£5,000 minimum annually

You can allocate the entire amount to a single area or split your donation into £1,000 sums across any of the following: General Fund; Performance; Aldeburgh Young Musicians; Bursary Fund; Community and Education.

Sky level donors can book early through a dedicated contact and backstage passes can usually be arranged to meet the performers of your sponsored concert. Each year you will be invited to attend a special annual dinner.


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'The Leverhulme Trust is proud of its association with Aldeburgh Music. Aldeburgh’s aims fit well with those of the Trust, which are to support excellence and potential throughout the academic community, including the fine and performing arts. We wish Aldeburgh Music and its extremely talented young artists every success for the future.'
Dr Anne Dean (former Assistant Director, The Leverhulme Trust)



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