Concert for Schools 2023

Concert for Schools

Cheltenham Town Hall, Thursday 13 July, 10.30-11.30am, £2/pupil 

Music Explorer sessions at 11.50am and 12.50pm


Teachers and their pupils in KS2 can enjoy a glorious selection of live music performed by Gloucestershire Youth Chamber Orchestra alongside professional musicians. 


The ever-popular Music Explorer sessions provide a unique opportunity for children (and their teachers!) to have a go on some of the orchestral instruments they have just seen and heard in the Concert.

Relaxed Concert for Schools

Cheltenham Town Hall, Friday 14 July, 11.15am-12pm, free 


Following our joyful inaugural Relaxed Concert in 2022, we are delighted to offer SEND schools this magical experience again. The carefully-curated programme and wonderfully relaxed atmosphere ensure that all children can respond to the music in their own way, while detailed planning guarantees an accessible, inclusive and enjoyable visit for everyone.



"I cannot thank you enough for all the thought and preparation that went into the Relaxed Concert [in 2022]. It was a great success for our students, and I cannot think of a single detail I would change. I really look forward to more events like this from you." Vice-Principal, St Rose’s.  

"Pupils loved it [2022 Concert]. The day was a great balance of listening to music, but then having the opportunity to make music also. I think the trumpet workshop was mentioned by everyone as one of their favourite parts of the day, but many also picked up string instruments for the first time and found that they really enjoyed the violin and cello." Teacher, St John’s Primary  


Following a non-delivery year filled with collaborative conversations and planning, a refreshed Musicate programme will launch at Cheltenham Music Festival in July. The new format retains a focus on bespoke CPD, and will enable more teachers to build their confidence in teaching music; more schools to raise the profile and value of music within a broad and balanced curriculum; and more early-career musicians to develop their skills in designing and delivering excellent music workshops in schools. 

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