Join Us

Classical Sheffield has over 70 members, all enjoying the benefits of being part of this amazing family of classical music lovers. We welcome promoters as well as music makers, and our membership fees are deliberately modest so that anyone can join.

Types of membership

Music Maker

We welcome applications from individuals or groups making classical music within a 25 mile radius of Sheffield, both amateurs and professionals of all ages.

For example, you could be a solo singer, a choir, an orchestra, a chamber group, a drummer, a group of people who play recorder, or a professional musician.

Promoter

We welcome applications from individuals or organisations, large or small, that host or organise classical music events within a 25 mile radius of Sheffield – or which don’t currently do this but would like to.

Please see our Promoters page for examples.

Benefits of membership

  • exposure for you or your group through your own page on the Classical Sheffield website, with links to your own website if you have one
  • on-line publicity for your events on the What’s On section of the Classical Sheffield website
  • mail-shot publicity by inclusion in the email of events that is circulated to over a thousand people every week;
  • being included in the network and activity of music-makers in the area;
  • the opportunity to take part in festivals and other events organised by Classical Sheffield
  • access to our anti-clash calendar, helping you to optimise ticket sales for your events

The ability to promote your events via our website is invaluable, because our What's On page comes to the top when anyone searches for classical concerts in Sheffield on any search engine. So there is no better place to publicise your concerts!

Other valuable benefits come from the experience of being part of a local organisation of like-minded people able to meet and share ideas and experiences:

  • enhanced opportunities to collaborate on joint ventures with other members, eg a concert organised jointly by a choral and orchestral group who haven’t previously worked together, an event organised through invitations from a promoter to perform at an unfamiliar venue
  • a wider platform and structure in which to participate in music making across the city
  • the wider exposure arising from taking part in festivals and other Classical Sheffield events; with appropriate marketing this can lead to increased ticket sales for your own concerts.

Selling just a few more tickets via the publicity on our website could easily cover your Classical Sheffield membership!

How to join

Please contact us stating whether you are an individual music maker, or are applying on behalf of a group eg a choir, orchestra, chamber groups etc.

Membership fees from January 2022

Music Makers

£1.50 per member per year, with a minimum fee of £24 and a maximum of £150 per year, or minimum £5 and maximum £50 for young people. Examples:

  • Professional pianist: £24
  • String ensemble of 18 people: £27 (18 x £1.50)
  • Choir of 80 people: £120 (80 x £1.50)
  • Orchestra of 130 people: £150 (130 x 1.50 = £195, capped at £150)

Promoters

Fee calculated at 0.54% of annual income, with a minimum fee of £24 and a maximum fee of £150 per year (£50 for young people)

What do Membership Fees pay for?

Your membership fee is used to cover the costs of our website and the services of the Classical Sheffield Coordinator, who organises events, and our Digital Officer, who checks website entries and sends out the weekly listings. A small amount is used to cover insurance and basic administration costs.

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