music

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THE music CURRICULUM

Children flourish in a varied and dynamic environment and therefore the wide range of musical activities available at the School helps to enrich their education.
A broad curriculum is offered to children in Kindergarten upwards. This combines and encompasses the musical tools required to develop their theoretical and practical understanding.
Through weekly or bi-weekly music lessons each child grows in their understanding of music through singing, playing instruments, listening, movement, reading and composing music and performance.
In addition, in the older years their participation increases to include weekly hymn practice and/or involvement in one or more of our five choirs.

award winning venues

Annual performances at venues such as Cadogan Hall, Royal Hospital Chelsea Chapel, The Royal Court Theatre and Holy Trinity Church Sloane Square allow for high standards to be expected and achieved.
In these performances one might see one of many of our ensembles such as the string, woodwind or guitar ensemble, or one of five choirs. Our auditioned choir takes an annual overnight trip to destinations which have included Normandy, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Edinburgh and Stratford-upon-Avon.

opportunities to learn instruments


From the age of 6 (Junior School) the children have the opportunity to receive one-to-one music lessons on a variety of instruments. Currently 80% of the eligible student body receive a lesson during the week (piano, string, woodwind, brass, guitar, harp, singing or drumming). The children have the opportunity to showcase their talents through a series of afternoon concerts in school.

showcases the children's talents across the UK

There are many school events throughout the year which train the children in the art of rehearsing and performing to a wider audience.
The summer plays are always musicals, bringing together all the performing arts.
Not only Christmas Carols, but Ash Wednesday and Harvest festival services offer opportunities to sing and play.
Garden House children share their talents whether singing for the elderly at a local care home or singing for the RHC Pensioners.

London's best locations

Nothing quite matches the atmosphere at the Royal Hospital Chelsea at Christmas. The Chapel is a rare and fine example of Sir Christopher Wren’s pure ecclesiastical architecture. The acoustics are unsurpassed. The upper school and the choir sing carols with the professional Royal Hospital Choir in a Parents’ Association candle-lit service.
The Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square hosts the Summer Plays. Few children have the opportunity to perform in a national theatre.
Holy Trinity Sloane Square is a striking Arts and Crafts building with stained glass windows by Burne-Jones and William Morris. This church is the location for Christmas Carol Services and other celebrations including Harvest Festival Ash Wednesday and the bi-annual House Shout Competition.
The Cadogan Hall, home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra hosts the School’s bi-annual Gala Night.

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