14 & 15 JULY 2023

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Following the success of the More Music Summer Festival in 2022, we are planning two events this year for the RCM Summer Festival 2023

On Friday 14 July we will be showcasing the RCM’s inspiring spaces, renowned international artists, talented students, alumni, and faculty at the RCM International Showcase. Join us on Saturday 15 July for a musical journey at our Promenade event in the West Sussex award-winning gardens and property of Lady Meryl Walters.

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RCM International Showcase

Friday 14 July, from 6.30pm

RCM Café & 1851 Courtyard; Britten Theatre; Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Hosted by Sir Thomas Allen CBE FRCM

Join celebrated RCM alumnus Sir Thomas Allen, who will be hosting a spectacular evening with performers from the RCM community, including Maxim Vengerov, Jeneba Kanneh-Mason and The Ayoub Sisters, before guests enjoy an atmospheric jazz and cabaret-style reception in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.

Black Tie suggested

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Promenade

Saturday 15 July, from 3.30pm

The Old Vicarage, Washington, West Sussex

Hosted by Lady Meryl Walters

Enjoy a delightful musical journey followed by a delicious summer supper in the award-winning gardens and property of Lady Meryl Walters in West Sussex.

Garden Party Attire suggested – including comfortable shoes and a warm layer

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Your Opportunity to Support the RCM Summer Festival 2023

Your support will help secure the future of music through world-class education, enhance community engagement through our rich programme of concerts, public events and digital projects, and broaden our reach to ensure we are doing everything we can to remove barriers for access to music excellence.The minimum suggested donation to the Summer Festival is £500. Contributions are invited at the Patron levels listed below and can be paid over a period of time with a first payment by 1 July 2023.

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Patron Levels

  • One invitation to each event (2 in total)
  • Two invitations to each event (4 in total)
  • Invitations to Festival VIP events
  • Acknowledgement as a Patron in the Festival’s printed programme and website
  • Opportunity to name one seat in the Britten Theatre Stalls with an invitation to the special unveiling reception
  • Post-event acknowledgement in a ‘thank you’ email sent to all registered guests
  • Recognition as a Supporter in RCM’s Annual Review and Upbeat magazine for 12 months
  • Four invitations to each event (8 in total)
  • Invitations to Festival VIP events
  • Acknowledgement as a Major Patron in the Festival’s printed programme and website
  • Opportunity to name up to two seats in the Britten Theatre Stalls with an invitation to the special unveiling reception
  • Recognition as a Supporter in RCM’s Annual Review and Upbeat magazine for 12 months
  • One invitation to special RCM events for 12 months, including our exclusive Annual Award Ceremony
  • Eight invitations to each event (16 in total)
  • Invitations to Festival VIP events
  • Acknowledgement as a Presenting Patron in the Festival’s printed programme and website
  • Opportunity to name up to two seats in the Britten Theatre Stalls or Stalls Circle (side seats) with an invitation to the special unveiling reception
  • Recognition and acknowledgement in cohosts’ speeches as Presenting Patron
  • Post-event acknowledgement in a ‘than you’ email sent to all registered guests
  • Recognition as a Major Supporter in RCM’s Annual Review and Upbeat magazine for 12 months
  • Two invitations to special RCM events for 12 months, including our exclusive Annual Award Ceremony
  • Ten invitations to each event (20 in total)
  • Invitations to Festival VIP events
  • Acknowledgement as a Lead Patron in the Festival’s printed programme and website
  • Speech opportunity at the Festival
  • Opportunity to name up to two seats in the Britten Theatre Stalls or Stalls Circle (central Director’s area) with an invitation to the special unveiling reception
  • Recognition and acknowledgement in cohosts’ speeches as Lead Patron
  • Post-event acknowledgement in a ‘thank you’ email sent to all registered guests
  • Recognition as a Major Supporter in RCM’s Annual Review and Upbeat magazine for 12 months
  • Two invitations to special RCM events for 12 months, including our exclusive Annual Award Ceremony

Thank You

Lead Patrons

  • Geoff Richards HonRCM & Valerie Richards
  • Pureland Foundation

Presenting Patrons

Major Patrons

  • Sir George Iacobescu CBE & Lady Iacobescu
  • Lady Meryl Walters
  • Mrs Elizabeth Sutherland
  • The Bertarelli Foundation

Patrons

  • Mrs Jane Barker CBE FRCM
  • Tim Ashley & John Booth
  • Lady Buchanan
  • Mrs Catherine Clarke
  • Peter & Annette Dart
  • Mr David James
  • Ms Ruth Keattch
  • Sir Peter & Lady Middleton FRCM
  • Mrs Catherine Quinn
  • Mr Mark Redman
  • Mrs Lynette Tiong
  • Mira Yevtich

The RCM would like to thank the Patrons and Contributors toThe RCM Summer Festival

Contact Us

Please get in touch via rsvpdevelopment@rcm.ac.uk if you have any questions about the RCM Summer Festival.