Balloons falling from the ceiling of the Royal Albert Hall

Camden Schools Music Festival 2023

After a three-year break, 53 Camden schools, teachers, music tutors, musicians and composers performed an eclectic array of original, classical, jazz and international songs.

Students playing musical instruments

100 Hours of Music

Funding introductory music lessons for children most affected by the Covid pandemic to allow them to experience the therapeutic nature of music, with a view to encouraging them to continue with music learning.

Students raising their arms with the music

All Together Now

The project aimed to reach and engage children who would not usually participate in music projects, and included 120 children from across the borough.

Students playing musical instruments

Jazz Connect

A groundbreaking two-year programme to increase awareness of jazz amongst children and young people, while also targeting and encouraging the involvement of young women in jazz.

Performance of professional musicians and students

Somers Town Sinfonia

The project involved 30 children, aged 8-10, and parents from local primary schools, in one of Camden’s most deprived wards. Students came together to play as part of an orchestra, creating a special sound, building a love of music and making friends.

Professional musicians conducting a large group of students

A New Created World

A collaborative music programme that included pupils and teachers from four Camden schools who worked with students from the Royal Academy of Music and players from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Students playing musical instruments


We currently support over 35 children through our scholarship programme, ensuring that musically talented children from low-income families living in Camden can continue to fulfil their potential.

Students playing musical instruments

Great Musical Revival

A team of over 20 supporters took part in a 10k sponsored run to raise over £17k to fund the purchase of new instruments, and restoration of pre-loved instruments. As a result we make quality violins, cellos and more available for children living in the borough.

Students playing musical instruments


Making music with other people is what it’s all about. We help by providing additional funding for ensembles for young people on Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoons and during the holidays. The range of more than 35 ensembles offers something for everyone.

Students singing

Choirs for All Ages

We support choirs for all ages. Camden has a wide range of groups for everyone to enjoy, and through our fundraising we can ensure these are diverse and inclusive.

Students waiting backstage for a performance

Flanders Music Tour

We supported 43 young musicians from the Camden Youth Orchestra and Camden Concert Band to conduct a tour to Flanders. The week before the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres, orchestras had the opportunity to play to new audiences.

Hundreds of students filling the Royal Albert Hall

Camden Schools Music Festival 2020

Showcasing the talents of over 2,000 children from Camden’s primary and secondary schools, in a concert that included a range of musical genres and styles.

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