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Classical music is a force for good. It speaks to our emotions. It continually leads us to new treasures. We can depend on it to uplift and console us at times of need. Imagine life without it.

You can help us protect and nurture the music and musicians you love – by joining the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Founded by musicians in 1813, the Royal Philharmonic Society has always been at the heart of music, creating opportunities for musicians to excel, championing the vital role that music plays in our lives.

We help performers and composers when they can often struggle – with grants, commissions, mentoring and performance opportunities. We help young musicians with insufficient means to acquire the instruments they dearly need to progress. We raise the profile of musical endeavours nationwide through the RPS Awards, and our filmed talks and events, cultivating pride and support for so many artists and initiatives worth discovering.

We can only do this with the help of people like you. Did you know that you can become a Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society, just like the National Trust or Royal Horticultural Society?

RPS Membership is an opportunity for you to:

  • make a charitable gesture and show your support for the music and musicians you love
  • fuel your passions, make fresh discoveries, and get closer to what’s happening in classical music today
  • be a valued part of a connected community of music-lovers and music-makers united by a cause

Take pride in joining a Membership that is positively shaping the story of music. Thanks to Members like you, the Society was able to commission Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and continues to help musicians break new ground each year.

Whether you enjoy listening to music at home, love attending concerts, sing in your local choir, or teach or work in the profession: we’re united by our love of music. Let’s ensure it thrives.

You can choose RPS Membership for yourself, together with a partner, for a friend or loved one, and even for your organisation. You can discover more about the rewards of RPS Membership by browsing our new Membership brochure, or click here to discover the RPS Membership level that’s ideal for you…

If you’ve already read about Membership and know which level you’d like, you can join here.

At any stage, you’re warmly welcome to contact the RPS team to talk more about RPS Membership. Please call us on 020 7287 0019 or email us on