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Music festival

Waltham Forest Music Festival
1st to 5th July 2024

Our annual Music Festival celebrates the fabulous musical achievements of children from across Waltham Forest.

 

This year around 2,000 young people from age 5 to 18 will perform in nine concerts in venues across the borough.

Concert details:


1) Primary School Showcase
Monday 1st July, 11.00-11.45am
At Ss Peter and Paul Church, Chingford E4 7EN
 

Our Primary School Showcase brings children together to raise the roof and enjoy singing in a massed choir. Choirs will be accompanied by a live band who will perform and demonstrate their instruments to the children.

Tickets: Parents/carers and pupils from schools performing will receive further information from their school.

2. Monday Music School Groups Summer Concert
Monday 1st July, 7pm – 8pm
At Leyton Sixth From College, Leyton E10 6EN

Bands from Waltham Forest Music School come together to celebrate and showcase their music including the Guitar Groups, Funk in the Forest and Junior Funksters.
 

Tickets: Audience tickets are available on the door £7 / £4 concessions – all welcome.

3) Primary School Showcase
Tuesday 2nd July, 11.00-11.45am
At St Saviour's Church, Markhouse Road E17 8EP

Our Primary School Showcase brings children together to raise the roof and enjoy singing in a massed choir. Choirs will be accompanied by a live band who will perform and demonstrate their instruments to the children.

Tickets: Parents/carers and pupils from schools performing will receive further information from their school.

 

4) Ukulele Jam
Tuesday 2nd July, 2.15-3pm
At St Saviour's Church, Markhouse Road E17

A concert for children who learn ukulele with their class in school as part of our whole class instrumental programme. Children will play their ukulele with children from other schools to experience the joy and pleasure of a large massed instrumental group.

Tickets: Parents/carers and pupils from schools performing will receive further information from their school.

5. Wednesday Music School Groups Summer Concert
Wednesday 3rd July, 6pm – 7pm
At Amphitheatre, Walthamstow School for Girls, E17 9RZ

Acoustic ensembles from Waltham Forest Music School come together to celebrate and showcase their music including String Band, Wind Band, Brass Group and Youth Chamber Orchestra.
 

Tickets: Audience tickets are available on the door £7 / £4 concessions – all welcome.

6) and 7) Waltham Forest Magic Flute Children's Opera performance
Thursday 4th July, performances at 2-3pm and 6-7pm

At Big Penny Social in Walthamstow, E17 6AL.

The Magic Flute Opera project involves over 700 pupils from primary schools across the borough who will perform some of the most beautiful excerpts from the Magic Flute by Mozart. The two concerts are the culmination of a fantastic partnership project between the Music Service and The Royal Opera House 'Create and Sing' which introduces young people to the magnificent world of opera.

Tickets: Parents/carers and pupils from schools performing will receive further information from their school.

8) and 9) Concert and Workshop with Diabel Cissokho
Friday 5th July, 12-1pm and 5-6pm
At Greenleaf Road Baptist church E17 6QQ

Senegalese musician Diabel Cissokho will perform a concert for primary school children so they can experience his unique sound (12-1pm).

 

Afterwards children from Primary School orchestras will join together to rehearse with East London Music Group and then play in a concert alongside Diabel Cissokho (5-6pm).

Tickets: Parents/carers and pupils from schools performing will receive further information from their school.

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