East London

Festival events in East London will be based at Queen Mary University of London on Sunday 8 March.

In the morning there are opportunities for players of all abilities to rehearse and participate in a marathon performance of music from the ABRSM Spectrum series, working with professional players from London Sinfonietta. There will also be opportunities for informal masterclasses on piece of your choice with London Sinfonietta players.

Throughout the day 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.

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.


People’s Palace, QMUL


CoMA London, London Sinfonietta, Queen Mary University of London, Junior RCM, Hackney Community Orchestra, East London Community Band, CoMA Singers, THAMES Music Hub

West London

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.


St Martin’s Church, West Acton and St Alban’s Church, Acton Green Common


Nonesuch Orchestra,Twyford CofE High School

South London

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


St Saviour’s Hall


London Consorts of Winds