Schools' Concerts

Our Schools’ Concert programme for KS2 – 5 gives pupils the opportunity to experience a wide range of 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?

School's Concert for KS4-5

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

This Schools’ Concert for GCSE, AS and A2 (KS4-5), presented by Patrick Bailey, included 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 enabled students to develop their own musical ideas and analytical skills, and to take these skills back to the classroom. The concert also included performances of new minimalist works composed by school pupils and Trinity Laban composition students in accompanying schools' workshops, inspired by In C.

Schools' Concert for KS3

Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
Thursday 9 Feb 2017, 13.00h - 14.30h

Blackheath Halls

Join us for a unique opportunity to experience orchestral sound at its largest! Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, described as one of the most influential and important pieces of music from the 20th Century, will be performed by the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra. Presented by Patrick Bailey, this concert for KS3 offers a full introduction to the orchestra and explores compositional techniques in excerpts from the piece. Students will develop listening and appraising skills, and may even have a chance to sit side-by-side amongst the players.

To book, please complete our online booking form before Wednesday 1 February, 2017.

Schools' Concert for KS2

Resphighi, Ancient Airs and Dances for Lute
Villa Lobos, Bachianas Brasilieras No 9
Mozart, 5 Contradances K 609

Thursday 9 Mar 2017, 12.30h - 13.45h
Bonnie Bird Theatre, Laban Building

Explore the world of strings and how different composers wrote for them in this interactive Schools' Concert for KS2. Presented by Sarah Freestone and performed by students from Trinity Laban's Strings department, this concert will take school pupils on a fun and educational journey through a variety of musical styles. Join us as we break the music down and piece it back together again to demonstrate how composers build their music into a final piece. 

To book, please complete our online booking form before Monday 6 March, 2017.

Schools' Concert for KS2

Singing Through The Ages
Thursday 29 June 2017

(More details TBC)

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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