Our Meet the Music community and education programme is generously supported by the MariaMarina Foundation.
City of London Sinfonia works in schools, nurseries, prisons and community settings across the UK and beyond.
Music plays an important role in the development and learning of babies and toddlers. We have worked on a number of projects in early years settings including collaborating with Norfolk library teams on a programme of activities with under-fives and recently performing The Lullaby Concerts, a series of orchestral concerts and related workshops in community venues and theatres across Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Essex.
Work in schools is often centred around creative compositional projects. Musicians work in primary and secondary schools with composers and music animateurs to develop musical material with children and young people and work toward joint performances.
"Some of the kids had never publicly performed before. It was a real milestone for their confidence. To be given the opportunity was just fantastic."
Julia Schubert, Westgate Youth Group, Ipswich
Projects have taken place in HMP Wandsworth and HMP Belmarsh. Musicians work with experienced workshop leaders and prison staff to deliver creative sessions to prisoners, working together to achieve the joint goal of musical performance.