We are a charity and not a competitive Festival. We rely on donations and voluntary support to keep going. We are ever grateful to the music teachers, volunteers and people who encourage amateur music making and learning. Without you the Festival would not exist.
Did you know, just to hire our venues and pianos costs thousands of pounds, which we pay for through the Festival entrance fees and your generous donations.
You can help us keep the Festival running by:
- Donating via paypal or setting up a monthly standing order
- Joining the Festival Association
- Leaving us a legacy in your will
- Volunteering at the Festival
TO SUPPORT US OR VOLUNTEER
Heartfelt thanks go to the following charities, businesses and private individuals for their generous financial support of Norfolk County Music Festival.
Arthur and Olive Shorten
The Festival was founded in 1925 arising from the vision of Arthur Shorten, one of the two Members of Parliament for Norwich. Mr Shorten’s name lives on through the award of the Shorten Cup and the cash prizes each year, kindly donated by his daughter.
The Assembly House Trust
The John Jarrold Trust
Paul Cray (Piano Portfolio)
Aquarius Charitable Foundation
Norfolk Music Hub
The Wharf Academy
The Town Close Estate Charity
St George’s Music Shop
Various other persons and organisations who wish to remain anonymous
John King Bequest – Sponsorship of the Official Accompanists