The Music Festival relies on its membership. Members and Friends provide the continuity and financial support which are vital to its success. Non-members wishing to buy tickets will be made temporary members for the duration of the Festival, but are not entitled to Member benefits.

Members (annual subscription £10) have priority booking for concerts; they may buy one garden season ticket each at the special price of £12.00 (normally £24.00) and they become ordinary members of the charity, the Great Comp Music Trust.

Friends pay a subscription of £30 for one person and £40 for two people at the same address. They have the same benefits as Members but also one week’s priority over Members when booking and they are invited to the Friends’ Champagne Reception and Recital on Sunday 5 August. This is free of charge and provided at no cost to the Festival. This year the recital will be given by Jonathan Radford (saxophone) and Kaoli Ono (piano), by courtesy of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Jonathan is this year’s Gold Medalist and overall winner of the important Royal Over-Seas League competition.

Membership subscriptions can be paid online here. All subscriptions are eligible for Gift Aid. Gift Aid forms need not be completed every year if the donor indicates that the arrangement is ongoing. The new membership year runs until 31 May 2018.