What is enlightenment

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From the very beginning, we have been able to break the rules thanks to our loyal supporters. Income from ticket sales, touring and public funding only covers 70% of our running costs. Each year, we need to raise over £1,000,000 to plug the gap. There are many ways to get involved with the Orchestra. Our Friends and Patrons schemes offer a variety of benefits such as behind-the-scenes access. We value our Corporate Partnerships highly, and work with Trusts and Foundations to create tailored education programmes UK-wide.

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partnerships

We are one of the world’s leading period instrument orchestras.  We tour across the UK and internationally, reaching audiences of 5 million through our performances, broadcasts and recordings.

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Lisa Beznosiuk, Principal Flute
"It has always been a huge pleasure to meet and get to know our donors. The OAE seems to be unusually blessed in attracting interesting, passionate music-lovers whose stimulating support and commitment enriches our own musical experience."
Lisa Beznosiuk, Principal Flute
Trusts and Foundations

Trusts and Foundations

The Orchestra thrives on building partnerships with charitable trusts and statutory organisations. These relationships help us to design and deliver an education and outreach programme that is bespoke and adaptable to meet the needs of participants.

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Our Supporters

Our Supporters

We continue to grow and thrive through the generosity of our supporters. We are very grateful to our sponsors and patrons, and hope you will consider joining them. We offer a close involvement in the life of the Orchestra with many opportunities to meet players, attend rehearsals and even accompany us on tour.

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