Family Music Day 2010

On Saturday 30th October approximately 120 families attended Britten Sinfonia’s Halloween themed Family Music Day. Children (and some of the keener parents!) had the chance to get involved in musical activities including instrumental workshops coached by our musicians, percussion, instrument making, singing and gamelan. The sessions all came together in a lunchtime concert for family and friends where the children played and sang pieces they had learnt in the morning’s workshops alongside members of Britten Sinfonia. We also ran a Come and Try session in the afternoon where children could have a go at trying a range of musical instruments which they had never played before, with help from Britten Sinfonia musicians and student helpers.

Here is a selection of our favourite photos and comments from the day.

“I thought the workshops were brilliant and the lunchtime concert fantastic for the children.”

“It is very difficult to make an event which requires a great deal of organisation appear very relaxed and this was done extremely well.”

“All the staff were friendly and enthusiastic at all times and we can’t wait until next year!”

“Can’t fault the day. We are very lucky indeed to have experienced this, and I’m poised to book for the next one.”

“My children both loved the day – the ‘come and try’ is such a fantastic opportunity and the enthusiasm from the musicians was infectious.”

“Loved it – will definitely come next year! Please do more of these kinds of activities as it’s not easy finding this sort of thing for younger children”

“Looking forward to next year’s family music day.”

“We went away talking about coming again next year!”

“The day was brilliant”

“Lovely atmosphere, enthusiastic and friendly staff.”

“It was all fantastic, but in particular, the opportunity for the children to perform in a concert hall with the professional musicians was amazing. Great encouragement for those already involved in music making, and a wonderful introduction for those who are not (yet).”

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Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 1 2014-15

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
02 December 2014 1:00pm

An hour-long lunchtime concert featuring a new work by Patrick John Jones, winner of OPUS2014.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 1 2014-15

Wigmore Hall, London
03 December 2014 1:00pm

An hour-long lunchtime concert featuring a new work by Patrick John Jones, winner of OPUS2014.

Bach's Magnificat with King's College Choir

Barbican Hall, London
06 December 2014 7:30pm

Cambridge's King's College Choir and Britten Sinfonia once again join forces under the baton of Stephen Cleobury.

Peter & the Wolf / The Snowman

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
14 December 2014 3:00pm

Sanjeev Bhaskar narrates Prokofiev’s charming tale before a screening of the classic film The Snowman, with Walking in the Air sung live.

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