Support Aurora

Your donation will:

Create unforgettable music

You’ll help us to explore bold ideas, take thrilling artistic risks and craft the most exciting projects in orchestral music.

Spark joy and surprise

You’ll enable us to share music with new audiences, by offering low-price tickets and popping up in unexpected places – like parks or nightclubs.

Inspire a young listener

You could give a child their first experience of live music at a schools’ concert, and help us bring music into every classroom through our UK-wide learning programme.

Give regularly – join the Aurora Friends

Regular donations help us to plan for the future. Aurora Friends support the orchestra with a monthly or annual donation, starting at just £5 per month. You’ll be joining a vibrant community at the heart of the orchestra, with exclusive updates through our Illuminate e-newsletter and opportunities to gain behind-the-scenes insights at open rehearsals. To become an Aurora Friend, please click here and choose the ‘recurring gift’ option.

Become a Memory Champion

Have you been inspired by one of Aurora’s signature memorised performances? As a Memory Champion, you’ll make future memorised projects possible with an annual gift of £1,000. Your donation will support the cost of memorising fees for our players, helping to create some of the most intense and rewarding experiences of their musical careers – and delighting audiences in the concert hall and beyond. Make a donation here or contact Helen McKeown, Development Manager at for more information.

Become an Aurora Patron

Aurora’s programme would not be possible without the generous support of the Aurora Patrons. We enjoy working closely with individual Patrons to understand which areas of our work most inspire them, and crafting unique experiences to recognise their gift. Recent bespoke areas of support have included recordings, commissions, a specific concert programme or schools’ project, and core running costs. Patron packages start at £1,250. If you are interested in building a relationship with Aurora through becoming a Patron, please contact Helen McKeown, Development Manager on +44 (0) 20 7014 2816 or at

Make a single donation

To make a single donation to Aurora now, please click here. If you’d prefer to make a bank transfer or send a cheque, please contact Camilla Carden, Development Officer. We’re enormously grateful for every single donation we receive. All supporters receive our quarterly Illuminate e-newsletter, with special Aurora updates, ticket alerts and other surprises.

“We continue to be impressed by consistently high standards of performance and innovative programming, but, above all, we support Aurora because their concerts make us smile.”

Richard & Helen Sheldon, Aurora Patrons