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Past Schools’ Concerts

KS5 – 7 March 2023

The first session focused on the composition element of A-level music. Composer Leo Geyer unpacked several A-level student compositions, highlighting common themes, suggestions and ideas for taking students’ compositions to the next level.

In the afternoon, students enjoyed live performances from Trinity Laban musicians. The session focused on the analysis and exploration of selected set works from the AQA and Edexcel A-level Music syllabuses. Featuring live performances and a chance to hear excerpts which illustrated important musical elements, this concert provided a great introduction to analysis. Audiences were given the opportunity to ask questions about the repertoire and talk to Trinity Laban students about studying music at one of London’s top conservatoires.

Featuring live performances of excerpts from the following set works from AQA and Edexcel:

Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro (Act I)
The Beatles, selected tracks from the album Revolver
Clara Wieck-Schumann, Piano Trio in G Minor Op. 17, mvt. 1

KS2 – 9 March 2023

An opportunity for primary school audiences to explore up-close, and live one of the most famous symphonies of all time: Beethoven 5. Together with a presenter and live orchestra from Trinity Laban, the concert shone a spotlight on the dramatic moments and musical ingredients behind this epic music.

A musical Journey Through London: Trinity Laban Key Stage 1 Schools’ Concert

Wednesday 29 June 2022 | Great Hall, Blackheath Halls

A whistle-stop tour; from the chimes of busy Westminster to a lazy summer’s day on Hampstead Heath, students heard the sounds that make London the bustling, vibrant city we know and love. The concert featured excerpts from The London Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams. We began at sunrise over the Thames and ended at sunset seeing everything the city has to offer!

Four Seasons in One Day: Trinity Laban Key Stage 2 Schools’ Concert

Friday 25 March 2022 | Great Hall, Blackheath Halls

Presenter Rosie Bergonzi revealed why Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is still so popular with audiences despite being written nearly 300 years ago, and how the music is as relevant as ever. Students discovered how Vivaldi musically represents scenes of each season, as depicted in sonnets published alongside the score – from the bird song of Spring to the cracking of ice in Winter.

Trinity Laban Key Stage 4 Schools’ Concert

Friday 4 March 2022 | Great Hall, Blackheath Halls

Presenter Patrick Bailey and musicians from Trinity Laban performed some of the GCSE set works from the AQA, Pearson Edexcel and OCR syllabuses. From Vivaldi to Wicked, Trinity Laban’s most exciting musicians brought this music to life in an interactive setting.

Bliss By The Lakeside: Trinity Laban Key Stage 2 Schools’ Concert

Friday 25 June 2021 | Great Hall, Blackheath Halls

Presenter Lucy Drever took KS2 students 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. They experienced the unique thrill of live orchestral music inside the beautiful Blackheath Halls Concert Hall.

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.