Become a Friend and share in the adventure of Baroque at the Edge!

‘Baroque at the Edge is the kind of adventurous and fresh-thinking festival that deserves to thrive. Please consider supporting it.’

Paolo Pandolfo


Bringing you closer
Baroque at the Edge is a brand-new Festival with a brand-new concept, but our innovations don’t stop with the programming. We’ve also drawn on our creative streak for a new Friends scheme. Become a Friend and you can get closer to the creative process. We look forward to sharing that experience with you!

You can make a difference
Presenting a festival that asks leading international artists to try new things comes at a price. Did you know that ticket sales account for only 30% of our income? Because we are a registered charity, the rest must be raised by other means – which is where you come in …

We were fortunate enough in our first year to secure a grant from Arts Council England and some generous trusts, but we can’t always rely on that income in future years. By joining our Friends scheme you’ll be making a real difference to the Festival’s future. In return, you’ll get the chance to become immersed in the excitement of the Festival!

You can jion the scheme at a number of different levels:

Baroque at the Edge Friends

£25 single membership, or £40 joint membership, up to £249

  • Priority booking: ability to book one week before general booking
  • Celebrate with the musicians: invitation to an annual reception during the Festival
  • A thank you: your name listed as a Friend on the website
  • Make a difference: your donation will help continue the work of the Festival


£250-£999 (single or joint membership)

All the Enquirer benefits plus:

  • Behind the Scenes: option to attend an open rehearsal once a year, including a chance to meet the artists and a glimpse behind the scenes where possible
  • A Cuppa with the Artistic Director: an informal get-together with the Artistic Director, Lindsay Kemp, in November to hear the story behind the upcoming festival.


£1000-2999 (single or joint membership)

All the Experience-Seeker benefits plus:

  • A special event: to hear our plans and meet one or more artists in the early autumn
  • A poster signed by some of The Festival artists
  • Be the first to know: see our brochure design before it comes back from the printers in October


£3,000+ (single or joint membership)

All the Discoverer benefits plus:

  • An exclusive post-concert reception during the Festival to meet musicians.
  • An annual memento document, summarising the achievements of the past year, including feedback from artists and press.

To join the Friends

Please download this Festival Friends Form and send it to Baroque at the Edge, PO Box 526, Harpenden, AL5 9FA along with a cheque made payable to ‘Baroque at the Edge’. If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, the bank details are: sort code 40-52-40  account number 00031279.

Thank you very much for your support.


Baroque at the Edge could not exist without the support of a network of grant-giving organisations and generous private individuals. Baroque at the Edge would like to thank the following:

Aspinwall Educational Trust

Fidelio Charitable Trust

Kirby Laing Foundation

The Golsoncott Foundation

The Radcliffe Trust


Stefan Paetke

Experience Seekers:

Frances Ottaway
Maurice & Catherine Parry-Wingfield


Charles & Philippa Burch
Peter Chapman
John & Maureen Keble
Bethan Thomas

LSO St Luke’s

Saint James Clerkenwell


7 to 9 January 2021

c/o PO Box 526

Registered in England
Registered charity number: 1175166

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Artistic Director: Lindsay Kemp

Festival Manager: Lucy Bending

Festival Branding: Baxter and Bailey



Supported in 2020 by:

Aspinwall Educational Trust

Fidelio Trust

Golsoncott Foundation

Kirby Laing Foundation

Radcliffe Trust

Thistle Trust