La Nuova Musica tuning up - photo credit Ash MillsSupport Us

LNM has come a long way since its foundation in 2007, with acclaimed international CD releases and performances to our credit, as well as important partnerships secured for the forthcoming seasons. We are already recognised as being at the forefront of a new generation of early music performers in the UK, combining academic rigor with unconstrained, joyous delivery on the podium.

There is a wealth of stunning and yet unheard repertoire to be explored and outstanding young talent to be introduced to audiences in the UK and abroad. We could not continue our work without the generous support of private donors. Join us on this journey and help us fulfill our potential to become one of the world’s leading period ensembles.



LNM offers the following MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS:

JUNIOR FRIENDS (15-20) – £30

Does your child sing or play an instrument, with a particular passion for Baroque music? We offer the opportunity to learn more about period performance from David Bates and selected musicians in an exclusive ‘study-day’, plus a 30% discount on tickets for our concerts at St John’s Smith Square in London.

FRIEND – £100+

As a ‘Friend’ you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Advance information on our performances and advance booking option via our e-newsletter
  • ŸYour name listed on our website
  • A 10% discount on new CD releases and on tickets for our SJSS concerts

PATRON – £ 300+ (U30s £150)

As a ‘Patron’ you will receive the same benefits as a ‘Friend’ plus:

  •  A pair of complimentary tickets for one of our SJSS concerts
  • Ÿ An invitation to post-performance receptions, where you can meet our musicians

BENEFACTOR – £1,500+ Ÿ

This package offers all the above and:

  • Ÿ The opportunity to attend selected rehearsals
  • Ÿ A pair of complimentary CDs of our new releases
  • Ÿ An invitation to an annual dinner with David Bates and selected soloists


100 of our Friends are Centurions who make a pledge of £1,000 a year to La Nuova Musica and enjoy all the Patron Benefits. Centurions tell us what moves them particularly about our performances. They are a very special body of supporters who to come to our concerts, bring their friends, spread the word of our work and share their expertise with La Nuova Musica. They engage with us in ‘consultation meetings’ to decide La Nuova Musica’s future direction, charitable objects, performance programmes and educational aims.


We welcome all support, whether you would like to make an individual contribution or join our Friends.

virginmoneygivinglogoThe simplest way is to donate online. You may do so via our
Virgin Money Giving donation page.


If you would prefer to make a donation by cheque, please post it to our registered business address:

La Nuova Musica ℅ Durston Gibb Accountants, 49 Blatchington Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3YJ

Standing Order forms can be downloaded HERE and Gift Aid Forms HERE.

If you wish to make a donation by bank transfer please contact our Chairman Patrick McHugh, by post at our registered business address or by email.



LNM is extremely grateful for the support of our current donors, which include:

The J Paul Getty Jnr Trust
Arts Council East
R Moulding & Co
The Vernon Ellis Foundation
The Garfield Weston Foundation
Derek Hill Foundation

(in alphabetical order)
Hugh Arthur
Brian Bendle
Christopher Campbell
Rachel Campbell
Stephen Carpenter
John Clark
Barrie Collins
Anthony Davis
John Ellard
Richard and Elizabeth de Friend
Graeme Humphrey
Andrew Jackson
Mary James
Helen Janecek
Drew Lacey
Lady Armstrong
Lord Alasdair Lexden CBE
Calvert and Carole Markham
Patrick McHugh
Donna Meade
Chloe Meade
His Honour Judge Timothy Pontius
John Robertson
Alan Sainer
Edward Sankey
David and Ruth Samuels
Roger Shortt
Marilyn Stock
Peter Trowell