Young Musicians take over the Royal Festival Hall for Summer Celebration

Roger Mills ART & LEISURE, Beddington, Carshalton, Cheam, Hackbridge, Sutton, Wallington, Worcester Park Leave a Comment

Sutton Music Service, lead partner in the Sutton Music Hub, is gearing up for one of its largest ever events. Summer Celebration, produced in partnership with Sutton Youth Music Supporters’ Association (SYMSA), will take place at London’s iconic Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 19 July.

The evening will feature intermediate and advanced level bands and orchestras from Sutton Music Service, as well as young rock and pop musicians from hub partners Arts One Rocks, based at Glenthorne High School. Pupils from Westbourne Primary and High View Primary that have been learning to perform bhangra and samba music as part of Sutton Music Service’s popular Whole Class Ensemble Tuition initiative, will combine for a special performance led by renowned world music experts Inspire Works.

The concert will also include performances from Sutton Young Singers, Sutton Music Service’s recently formed auditioned choir for children aged 8-13. They’ll be joined on stage by a massed choir of 600 pupils and staff from All Saints Carshalton CE Primary, Barrow Hedges Primary, Brookfield Primary, Cheam Common Junior, Cheam Fields Primary, Cheam Park Farm Primary, Devonshire Primary, Dorchester Primary, St Dunstan’s CE Primary, High View Primary, St Mary’s Catholic Junior, Stanley Park Junior, Tweeddale Primary and Westbourne Primary Schools.

Lewis Gibbs, Head of Music Service commented ‘We’re billing this event as Sutton Music Service’s ‘Summer Celebration’ and, by taking our cue from the name, the theme for the evening will be celebration in all its forms – expect samba, gospel, fanfares and all things uplifting. This event is an important part of our strategy to deliver the aspirations of the National Plan for Music Education and we’re delighted to have so many of our local schools and hub partner organisations involved. We’re sure it’s going to be a night to remember!’


Tickets can be purchased directly from the Southbank Centre box office on or 020 3879 9555


Supported using public funding from the Department for Education and Arts Council England, Sutton Music Service now exists as part of Sutton Education Services Ltd (SES), a joint venture company between the London Borough of Sutton and local schools. You can keep up to date with Sutton Music Service on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visiting


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