Schools' Concerts

Our Schools’ Concert programme for KS2 – 5 gives pupils the opportunity to experience classical music, performed live and up close, at venues across London. Concerts are performed by students from Trinity Laban and presented by a professional music specialist, providing an interactive journey through a range of curriculum set works and other pieces.

KS2 – KS3: £90 per class (up to 33 pupils; accompanying teachers go free)
KS4 – KS5: £4 per student (accompanying teachers go free)

What's on offer in 2016/17?

Composition Workshop for KS5

Thursday 13 October 2016, 09.00h – 15.00h
At your school

To complement our Schools’ Concert for KS5 (see below), we are able to offer a free composition workshop to one school in one of our local boroughs: Lambeth, Southwark, Royal Greenwich or Lewisham. Led by Patrick Bailey and supported by Trinity Laban music and composition students, this educational workshop will explore compositional techniques in Terry Riley’s In C and offer school students the opportunity to compose their own musical response to this minimalist piece. Their original composition will be performed at our Schools’ Concert for KS5 on Friday 4 November.

To host this free workshop at your school, you must:

  • be available on Thursday 13 October from 09.00h – 15.00h;
  • have access to a school hall or large classroom (plus some break-out spaces); and
  • bring the same students to our Schools’ Concert for KS5 (for free) on Fri 4 Nov at Blackheath Halls, 14.00h – 15.30h.

To register your interest, please complete our online booking form before Thursday 29 September 2016.
(Please note that we retain the right to close our application process early if enough applications have been received.)


School's Concert for KS5

Riley, In C
Friday 4 Nov 2016, 14.00h – 15.30h
Blackheath Halls

This Schools’ Concert for AS and A2 (KS5), presented by Patrick Bailey, includes an exploration of compositional techniques in Terry Riley’s famous In C, a minimalist masterpiece heralded for ushering in a new musical era. Performed by Trinity Laban’s Saxophone Ensemble, this concert will enable AS and A2 students to develop their own musical ideas and analytical skills, and to take these skills back to the classroom. The concert will also include performances of minimalist works composed by school pupils and Trinity Laban composition students, inspired by In C.

To book, please complete our online booking form before Friday 21 Oct, 2016.

Details about additional Schools’ Concerts for 2016/17 will be confirmed soon. As a sneak preview, schools can expect the following:

Schools' Concert for KS3 and KS4

Stravinsky, Rite of Spring
Thursday 9 Feb 2017

Schools' Concert for KS2

Panufnik, Concertino for Timpani, Percussion and Strings
Resphighi, Ancient Airs and Dances for Lute
Villa Lobos, Bachianas Brasilieras No 9
Mozart, 5 Contradances K 609
Thursday 9 Mar 2017

Schools' Concert for KS2

Singing Through The Ages
Thursday 29 June 2017

If you have any further questions about Schools' Concerts, or wish to register your interest in upcoming concerts, please contact Joanna Freeman at [email protected].

Feedback on our Schools' Concerts series for 2015/16

Our Schools' Concert series for 15/16 has included a thrilling introduction to Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals for KS2, performed by the Trinity Laban Percussion Ensemble; an exploration of choral music composition and musical style in works by Bruckner, Haydn and Webern for KS5; and a celebration of Shakespeare's influence on story-telling through composition for KS3 and KS4.

"The students absolutely loved the concert! It was a really unique experience for them, and as staff we found the whole event was well planned, well supervised and in a great location. Thank you for having us - we indeed hope to be back soon!"
Boxgrove Primary School

"The concert was very well organised with appropriate content. It has helped our students retain information about the pieces and supported their revision."
George Abbot School

"The selection of pieces was excellent, with a lovely range of music. The logistics and 'choreography' worked really smoothly and made it much more than a concert. Finally, the performance of the music was outstanding."
St. Alfege Church

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