Performance opportunities are rich and varied at Junior Trinity and all students are involved in chamber music, large and small ensembles and choral work in addition to their individual lessons.
As well as the our regular JT at Tea Time concerts, Junior Trinity promotes concerts each term in local and Central London venues including: Cadogan Hall, LSO St Luke's, Blackheath Halls, St John's Waterloo, and the Old Royal Naval College Chapel. These concerts provide an invaluable opportunity for our students to perform in a variety of prestigious venues of differing sizes and acoustics.
Singing for all
Sarah Forbes/Zoe Challenor (Equal Voice Choir)
Philip Colman (Vocal Ensemble)
Mark Griffiths (Four Part Choir, Barbershop Group, Young Voices & Vocal Consort)
Junior Trinity acknowledges the benefits of singing at all stages of a student's development, regardless of vocal ability. The department encourages students to experience an expansive range of vocal repertoire from varied traditions, and to enjoy performing it with their peers.
And the result? Previously reluctant students realise that singing is challenging and fun! Junior Trinity has seen a marked increase in the demand for vocal tuition in recent years particularly from male students.
Equal Voice Choir for young and unbroken voices, and the Four Part Choir give performances at least three times a year in our public concerts. Repertoire ranges from Scarlatti to Lutoslawski and Britney Spears!
First and second study singers participate in the Vocal Ensemble (female voices) and the Barbershop Group (male voices) exploring close harmony, music theatre and madrigal repertoire. These groups perform in Junior Trinity concerts including the Old Royal Naval College Chapel and in external festivals and events.
What our students say
"The highlight of my day would change from week to week. Perhaps I'd have a particularly stimulating piano lesson one week and then a good time in orchestra the next. But this last year the best part of my day has got to have been the Barbershop group - I've had such fun and learnt so much! I cannot imagine any other establishment in the world could have given me the same support and encouragement I have received over my years at Junior Trinity. I have developed hugely as a musician and I am sure that the Saturdays I spent there were a key factor in my progress."
Duncan Ward, Junior Trinity alumnus, Sir Charles Mackerras Junior Conducting Fellow for Trinity Laban. Formerly lead composer in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
Conductor: Barry Graham
The popular Big Band performs the mainstays of the genre from Swing to more contemporary jazz arrangements, giving students an opportunity to perform as an ensemble and develop the important skills of style and improvisation.
Conductor: Dan James
Players of approximately Grade 5 to Grade 6 standard develop their ensemble skills and stylistic awareness in this string orchestra and perform a range of baroque, classical and contemporary works.
Conductor: Andrew Morley
The Junior Trinity Concertante comprises of string and wind players of approximately Grade 7 to Grade 8 standard. Players continue to develop their ensemble skills, exploring a wide range of works for chamber orchestra.
Conductor: Andrew Morley
The Junior Trinity Symphony Orchestra comprises up to seventy players of Grade 8 standard and above. Players are introduced to major works from the orchestral repertoire as well as lesser known but equally challenging works.
The Symphony Orchestra also provides a platform for selected final year Junior Trinity students to perform concertos at one or more of our public concerts in prestigious venues.
Conductor: Leo Geyer
Wind Orchestra gives woodwind, brass and percussionists an opportunity to explore a wealth of concert band repertoire ranging from Holst to film scores.
Masterclasses and Workshops
Regular masterclasses and workshops at Trinity Laban give students the chance to perform to distinguished visiting professional musicians in a supportive setting.
Recent masterclasses have been given by:
String Chamber Music: Wihan Quartet