Music Before 1800 keeps its ticket prices reasonable and offers generous discounts to subscribers. As a result, ticket sales account for less than half of our income. We depend on contributions. Donors who contribute a total of $100 or more will be recognized in all our programs for one year. All programs are subject to change.

Our contribution levels: Trustee ($5,000+), Guarantor ($2,500+), Sustaining Contributor ($1,000+), Benefactor ($500+), Sponsor ($250+), Patron ($150+), Friend ($100+), Other.

Sponsored concerts: Corpus Christi Church concerts ($2,500 or $3,000). Please email Bill Barclay at if you are interested in sponsoring a concert.

You may make your contribution online, or send a check to:

Music Before 1800
529 West 121st Street
New York, NY 10027

Music Before 1800, Inc., is a nonprofit organization. All contributions to the series are fully tax-deductible as provided by law. A copy of the latest annual report filed by Music Before 1800, Inc., with the New York Secretary of State may be obtained by request from Music Before 1800, Inc., 529 West 121st Street, New York, NY 10027 or from the New York Department of State, 162 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231.

Music Before 1800’s programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and with generous contributions from the Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc, and the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.


Music Before 1800 relies on a wonderful group of volunteer front-of-house personnel to ensure a successful season. Volunteering with Music Before 1800 is a rewarding opportunity to learn about, experience and become a part of New York City’s longest running early music concert series. Volunteers receive a complimentary seat for the afternoon/evening and will join the ranks of a warm and committed group of people, while supporting our mission of presenting quality programming by some of today’s most skillful and dynamic performers.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please write to our Concert Manager at for more details. Be sure to tell us a little about yourself (including any relevant skills or experience), as well as your availability for the current season if possible. We ask that volunteers donate their time for at least two performances.