Joining the Ticket Scheme
Each request to join the Ticket Scheme is considered on its own terms and is decided upon within the context of budgetary constraints and geographic need.
Before writing to Tom Hancox to express interest in membership of the Ticket Scheme, please download the guidelines provided on this page and read the below information.
How the Ticket Scheme Works
The Ticket Scheme is a subsidy programme that pays £7.50* for each young person who attends an eligible professional chamber music concert. This young person should then be admitted without charge. A young person is taken to mean anyone aged 8 to 25, inclusive. Chamber music is broadly defined to include works of the Western classical tradition that involve two to nine instrumentalists (inclusive), performing without a conductor. Vocal ensembles and song recitals (Lieder) are excluded from this definition. Up to 50 young people will be subsidised at each concert, unless otherwise agreed.
Members are asked to take our corporate friendship by standing order (£100 per year) by way of a signal of reciprocal intent. There are basic requirements in terms of acknowledging CAVATINA's support, all of which are detailed in the Guidelines for Members of the Ticket Scheme.
The Ticket Scheme members keep a simple tally of young people attending supported concerts. At the end of the season or festival, the Ticket Scheme member is then asked to send this collected information to CAVATINA who will in turn calculate and pay the member the correct amount of subsidy.
*In some cases a lower sum is agreed, typically if the standard ticket price is lower than £7.50.