Membership & Donations

Join us as a member or make a donation to get closer to our musicians and our work while providing vital support for our world-class concerts and educational programmes. 

Membership is a great way to get closer to the music, the Orchestra and its musicians and as we approach the Orchestra's centenary in 2020, now is an incredibly exciting time to join us at the CBSO. 

All members have the chance to sit in on rehearsals, to meet musicians at our afternoon teas and other special events, and to receive behind-the-scenes news, as well as priority booking before concerts go on sale to the general public.

Those giving at higher levels have the opportunity to travel with us on tour, experience educational work, connect with individual musicians, meet other members for drinks at concerts and support specific concerts.

For more information on joining, please contact Eve Vines, Individual Giving Manager on 0121 616 6541, or Bethan McKnight, Development Administrator on 0121 616 6510, or download and return a CBSO Membership Form.

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“An excellent way of making new like-minded friends, meeting some of the musicians and learning more about this amazing internationally-famous orchestra. Please join us!”

John and Anna Yelland – Overture Circle


  • Advance concert information and priority booking
  • Regular email updates with CBSO news
  • Complimentary copies of Music Stand, the CBSO's magazine
  • Invitations to special events including afternoon teas where you can meet CBSO players, soloists and conductors (at additional cost)
  • Invitations to open rehearsals at Symphony Hall
  • Invitation to join Circles members at pre-concert and interval drinks receptions once per year
  • Trips to CBSO concerts as part of the BBC Proms (at additional cost)
  • Discount card for Symphony Hall Shop and Presto Classical, Leamington Spa
  • Become a voting member of the CBSO and receive the annual Report & Accounts

£40+ (concessionary) £50+ (individual) £60+ (joint)

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