East London

Festival events in East London will be based at the People’s Palace at Queen Mary University of London on Sunday 8 March.

During the day there are opportunities for players of all abilities to have a tutorial on a contemporary piece of your choice with London Sinfonietta players and also to share your performance in a contemporary show case.

In the afternoon the Allcomers ensemble  instrumentalists and singers of any ability will join together to rehearse this year’s CoMA large scale commission (Three Movements by Kate Whitley) for performance in the evening. There will also be a range of voice, instrumental and percussion workshops to join.

The evening concert will include performances by East London Community Band, CoMA London Ensemble, Hackney Community Orchestra, Queen Mary Ensemble, London Sinfonietta players (performing works by Royal College of Music Junior Department students) and the Allcomers ensemble.

Details of events are listed below and you can also download a programme for the day’s activities.

East London programme of eventspdf


CoMA London, London Sinfonietta, Queen Mary University of London, Junior RCM, Hackney Community Orchestra, East London Community Band, CoMA Singers, QMUL Chamber Ensemble

West London

The Nonesuch Orchestra will be workshopping and performing works by local secondary school composers on Thursday 5 March and giving a concert of twentieth century string music on Saturday 7 March.

More information about the West London events can be found here.


The Nonesuch Orchestra, Twyford CofE High School, Christ’s School, Richmond and Chiswick School


The Nonesuch Orchestra is grateful to the Ambache Charitable Trust – “raising the profile of music by women” – for the funding to prepare Two Pieces for Muted Strings by Dorothy Howell


The Nonesuch Orchestra is grateful for the following sponsors for supporting their Festival events.

South London

The London Consorts of Winds will give a concert of contemporary music including a new CoMA commission on Sunday 8 March


London Consorts of Winds

South West London

A performance of CoMA Open Score works, plus ten new open score works by RHBNC student composers.


Royal Holloway, University of London Music Department and RHUL New Music Collective


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