2016 saw more than 430 children involved in the annual concert, so to accommodate them all it was held in the Sir Woolf Fisher Arena at the Vodafone Events Centre.  Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our Manager, Catherine Blomfield, and a large team of tutors, teachers and school support staff, it was a huge success.

One member of the audience wrote: “It was an amazing, heart-warming experience.  To tell the truth, I was expecting an excruciating hour of noise.  Instead we were completely gob-smacked.  How anyone could get all those strings – and even more so the wind and brass – to play so well and in tune was just incredible.  And all with such enthusiasm.  We came away on a real high.  Our sincerest congratulations.”