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Classical music will not survive unless we make it something that is essential to our lives… Join the Royal Philharmonic Society if you care about the future of music.” Daniel Barenboim

Since 1813, music lovers have been joining the Royal Philharmonic Society. Their support has facilitated some truly remarkable feats in classical music. They gave the Society the means to establish London’s first regular orchestral series, creating a tradition and moreover an appetite for orchestral concerts that flourishes to this day. They enabled the Society to grant opportunities to performers both established and emerging, many of whom now regard such support as pivotal to their future success. They also gave the Society the means to commission new music from exceptional composers, and without them, the world might never have heard Beethoven’s Ninth, Mendelssohn’s Italian, and Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphonies. To this day, the Society continues to support composers, commissioning almost 200 new works since 2000.

By joining the Royal Philharmonic Society, you can join this extraordinary group of music lovers who over the last two hundred years have helped classical music and musicians to prosper. We can only keep creating opportunities for musicians in need, awarding grants to young artists, commissions to young composers, and workshops to aspiring women conductors, with your help.

We offer three different kinds of membership. Click below to find out more about whichever interests you:

  • RPS Membership – choose your own level of support, and enjoy a range of benefits
  • Student Membership – if you’re studying music, you can join the Society and enjoy its benefits for a very special discounted rate
  • Corporate Membership – ally your organisation to a venerable royal institution, renowned for its transformative work changing lives with music

The Royal Philharmonic Society is a registered charity, no. 213693.


David Lowe, Music Lover: I'm always pleased to hear about the work done by the RPS to assist young performers and composers. They are indeed the future of music.


In 'The Red Headed League', Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson attended a performance by the violinist Sarasate at a Society concert in 1891.