Our Schools’ Concert Series for KS1 – 5 gives pupils the opportunity to experience a wide range of music, performed live and up close.
Concerts are performed by students from Trinity Laban and presented by a professional music specialist at venues across London, providing an interactive journey through a range of curriculum set works and other pieces.Contact Us
Bliss By The Lakeside: Trinity Laban Key Stage 2 Schools’ Concert
Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Friday 25th June 2021
Concert 1 – 11:30-12:20
Concert 2 – 13:30-14:20
Great Hall, Blackheath Halls
Join us for the perfect introduction to the world of the orchestra for primary school pupils! Presenter Lucy Drever takes you inside the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra to discover all of the different instruments that conjure up the serene lakes and tranquil countryside of Austria, where Johannes Brahms composed his second symphony. Experience the unique thrill of live orchestral music inside the beautiful Blackheath Halls Concert Hall. Before the concert we’ll send out a free resource pack that can be accessed at school or at home, with lots of tips for close listening and background information.
These concerts are hugely popular and often sell-out quickly. To register interest, please complete our online booking form. The deadline for applications is 24 May. Delivery of our KS2 Schools’ Concerts will be contingent on Government Covid-19-related guidelines at the time of the concerts and is therefore subject to change.
Tickets cost £90 per class (max 33 children), and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to 5 accompanying teachers per class go free.
Please specify which concert your school would like to attend in the booking form. Schools will be allocated a concert based on their preference, and at the discretion of Trinity Laban in relation to audience distribution. If you feel your group would benefit from having additional staff members, please contact us at L&PEnquiries@trinitylaban.ac.uk to discuss your requirements.
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Feedback On Our Schools’ Concerts Series
“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
Bookings & Contact
Once bookings are open, applications should be made through the link listed under each concert. Tickets are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so book early to secure tickets for your school group.
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Learning & Participation (Music)
A Level Digital Schools’ Concert
Presenter, conductor and composer Patrick Bailey joined musicians from Trinity Laban for this specially-created concert seminar film, with focused analysis and exploration of selected set works from the AQA and Pearson Edexcel A Level Music syllabuses. Filmed at Blackheath Halls, students were able to experience the music in intimate detail, focusing in on specific excerpts which illustrated important musical elements.
GCSE Music Concert
Thursday 28 November | 13.00-15.00 | Great Hall, Blackheath Halls
Patrick Bailey presented an afternoon exploring some of the set works from the Edexcel and AQA Exam syllabuses. Students were able to hear up close music by Henry Purcell, Aaron Copland and Steve Reich in this interactive concert. They found out more about the inner workings of the repertoire and had the opportunity to ask their own questions about the pieces.
A Level Music concert
Friday 29 November | 13:00-15:00 | Great Hall, Blackheath Halls
This concert provided live musical performances and analysis of A Level set works which feature on the Edexcel and AQA exam syllabuses. Students were able to find out more about set works written by Mozart, Debussy and Stravinsky, and make the most of the opportunity to ask Trinity Laban students what life is really like at one of London’s top conservatoires!
Epic Tunes & Alpine Horns: Trinity Laban Key Stage 2 Schools’ Concert
Thursday 26 March | 11.00-12.00 & 13.00-14.00 | Great Hall, Blackheath Halls
An introduction to the world of the orchestra for primary school pupils. Presenter Lucy Drever took our audience inside the orchestra to find out about the different instruments and their personalities, how they work together as a team and how someone has to try to keep them all in line!
KS1 Schools’ Concert : Blast of Brass!
Friday 03 May | 11.00h & 13.00h | Great Hall, Blackheath Halls
Loud! Powerful! Shiny! Brass instruments are the superheroes of the instrument family. They swoop in and save the day with their super-sonic strength of sound. Like most superheroes however, there is more to this confident swagger than meets the eye. Our KS1 audiences heard another side of these bold, fearless instruments as presenter Lucy Drever and the Trinity Laban Brass Ensemble guided us through a jam-packed concert featuring the music of Errolyn Wallen, Bach and Debussy, AND there was the chance to join in with a specially-written song by composer and trumpeter Laura Jurd!
Family Concert: Tall Tales, Magical Myths and the Stuff of Legends
Saturday 2 March | 12.30h | Great Hall, Blackheath Halls
A mischievous water goblin, a loving family, and an underwater wedding with fish for bridesmaids! These tall tales provided the inspiration for Dvořák’s symphonic poems, which create a murky underwater realm full of secrets and mischief. This was a concert for the whole family, presented by Lucy Drever and a full live orchestra performing music with the power to draw one into a world where things are not quite what they seem…
Schools Concert for KS2 Students: What’s so good about Beethoven?
Thursday 7 February | Great Hall, Blackheath Halls | 11.00 & 13.00 (Relaxed concert)
Key stage 2 students joined us in an exploration of the imagination of a true super‑hero of the music world and the clever tools he used to create his thrilling music. With a live orchestra from Trinity Laban, presenter Sarah Freestone brought us on an exciting, tailor-made journey to discover Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, a symphony sprinkled with dramatic moments and musical jokes, and with the unexpected around every corner!
Schools Concerts: A Level Seminar
Friday 16 November | 13.00h – 15.00 | Blackheath Halls
Presenter Patrick Bailey and musicians from Trinity Laban spent the afternoon doing focused analysis and exploration of selected set works from the Edexcel A Level Music syllabus: Kaija Saariaho, Petals for Violoncello and Live Electronics, Clara Wieck-Schumann, Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17: movement 1 and Mozart, The Magic Flute: Excerpts from Act I no. 4 (Queen of the Night), 5 (Quintet).
Other past performances have included An Introduction to the Orchestra, Sketches of Spain, The World of Strings, Carnival of the Animals, Shakespeare and Story-telling Through Composition, Rite of Spring, Singing through the Ages and Musical Theatre Showcase.