What's On: About the School

  1. 28 April

    Concert

    St John Passion

    Bach’s iconic masterpiece is presented for the first time in Milton Court by a group of students and alumni of the Guildhall School, alongside musicians from other UK music colleges

    7:30pm Milton Court Concert Hall

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    Admission free

  2. 29 April

    A viola player from the London Schools Symphony Orchestra
    Centre for Young Musicians, Concert

    London Schools Symphony Orchestra

    7:30pm Barbican Hall

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  3. 30 April

    An accordion player
    Concert

    Stretching the Accordion

    Jointly presented with the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, this exciting project brings together composers and instrumentalists from both conservatoires to explore the multifaceted repertoire of French and British chamber music with accordion.

    7:00pm Conservatoire de Paris, Espace Maurice Fleuret

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  4. 30 April

    Concert

    La Ronde: French Song Concert

    Postgraduate singers and pianists perform a programme of French song devised and presented by Gordon Stewart

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  5. 01 May

    The entrance to the Barbican Centre
    Concert

    Guildhall Artists at the Barbican: Brahms Piano Works

    Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire.

    6:00pm Barbican Hall

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    Admission free

  6. 01 May

    An accordion player
    Concert

    Stretching the Accordion

    Jointly presented with the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, this exciting project brings together composers and instrumentalists from both conservatoires to explore the multifaceted repertoire of French and British chamber music with accordion.

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

    More about Stretching the Accordion

    Admission free

  7. 02 May

    Toby Spence performs at Milton Court
    Concert

    Alumni Recital Series: Toby Spence & Julian Milford

    As part of the School's Alumni Recital Series, Toby Spence and Julian Milford perform in Milton Court

    7:30pm Milton Court Concert Hall

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  8. 02 May

    Horn players
    Concert

    Sackbuts and Cornetts

    An ensemble of sackbut and cornett players from the Guildhall School and other conservatoires join forces with choristers and string musicians

    8:00pm St John's College Cambridge

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  9. 03 May

    Duke Ellington
    Jazz, Concert

    Guildhall Jazz Band plays Duke Ellington

    ‘The Duke’s’ masterful Shakespearean suite Such Sweet Thunder is performed as the Guildhall School’s jazz department continues its annual collaboration with the Duke Ellington Society UK

    7:30pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  10. 03 May

    Horn players
    Concert

    Sackbuts and Cornetts

    An ensemble of sackbut and cornett players from the Guildhall School and other conservatoires join forces with choristers and string musicians

    8:00pm Girton College, Cambridge

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  11. 06 May

    A double bass on stage
    Concert

    Double Bass Concert

    Double bass students at the School showcase their talents with a public concert

    7:00pm Lecture Recital Room

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    Admission free

  12. 08 May

    The entrance to the Barbican Centre
    Concert

    Guildhall Artists at the Barbican: R. Strauss Cello Sonata

    Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire.

    6:00pm Barbican Hall

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  13. 08 May

    New Music Ensemble
    Concert

    Guildhall New Music Ensemble

    Schoenberg’s first Chamber Symphony, lies at the heart of this chamber programme directed by co-founder of the Schoenberg Quartet and leading interpreter of the composer’s work, Henk Guittart

    7:00pm Milton Court Concert Hall

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    Admission free

  14. 09 May

    Concert

    Piano Recital

    Postgraduate piano accompanists team up with their instrumental partners for a showcase recital directed by professor Gordon Back

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  15. 11 May

    JS Bach portrait
    Concert

    At Home with the Bachs

    Musicians from the Historical Performance department bring to life the domestic musical day of the Bach household with a programme of songs and a quodlibet for voices and keyboard

    3:00pm New Malden Methodist Church

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    Admission free

  16. 12 May

    Singers in performance
    Opera & Vocal, Final Recital, Concert

    Vocal Showcase

    A day of performances by undergraduate vocal students, showcasing their work in drama, movement, opera and music theatre

    1:05pm Silk Street Music Hall & Lecture Recital Room

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    Admission free

  17. 12 May

    Singers in performance
    Opera & Vocal, Final Recital, Concert

    Vocal Showcase: Light Music Showing

    First year undergraduate singers present songs in a specially devised piece, directed by Victoria Newlyn and Ian Kennedy

    1:05pm Lecture Recital Room

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    Admission free

  18. 12 May

    Singers in performance
    Opera & Vocal, Final Recital, Concert

    Vocal Showcase: Movement Class Open Workshop

    First and second year undergraduate singers demonstrate their work in an open Movement class, led by Bryony Williams

    4:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  19. 12 May

    Singers in performance
    Opera & Vocal, Final Recital, Concert

    Vocal Showcase: Music Theatre Showing

    Students present Music Theatre and a reduced version of Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro'

    4:30pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  20. 12 May

    Gold Medal winner addresses the audience
    Competition/Prize, Concert

    The Gold Medal 2014

    Instrumentalists compete this year for the Guildhall School's most prestigious prize, before a panel of renowned judges in the Barbican Hall

    7:00pm Barbican Hall

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  21. 13 May

    A pianist in concert
    Concert

    Postgraduate Piano Concert

    Postgraduate student pianists at the School showcase their talents with a public performance

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  22. 14 May

    JS Bach portrait
    Concert

    At Home with the Bachs

    Musicians from the Historical Performance department bring to life the domestic musical day of the Bach household with a programme of songs and a quodlibet for voices and keyboard

    12:00pm Hatchlands Park

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  23. 14 May

    Guildhall harpists
    Concert

    Guildhall Harpists & Friends

    Harpists from the Guildhall School present a beguiling evening of solo and chamber music

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  24. 15 May

    Milton Court Concert Hall where the Faculty Series takes place
    Concert

    Faculty Artist Series

    Exclusive performance by senior professors and their colleagues at Milton Court Concert Hall

    7:30pm Milton Court Concert Hall

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  25. 16 May

    Timpani player
    Concert

    Baroque Trumpets and Timpani

    Our students showcase their talents with a concert of baroque trumpets and timpani

    6:00pm Lecture Recital Room

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    Admission free

  26. 16 May

    Piano accompanist
    Concert

    Four-Hand Piano Project

    Noriko Ogawa leads a project on French piano music for four hands, with performances given by senior Guildhall pianists

    7:30pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  27. 19 May

    A violinist performing
    Concert

    String Department Concert

    7:00pm Milton Court Concert Hall

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    Admission free

  28. 20 May

    A pianist in concert
    Concert

    Postgraduate Piano Concert

    Postgraduate student pianists at the School showcase their talents with a public performance

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  29. 21 May

    Pianist in recital
    Concert

    Piano and String Composition Project

    Premieres of new works by postgraduate composers

    7:00pm Lecture Recital Room

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    Admission free

  30. 22 May

    Nikolay Medtner
    Concert, Masterclass/Artist Conversation

    Medtner Day

    One-day festival dedicated to the artistic output of Russian pianist-composer Nikolay Medtner

    1:00pm Lecture Recital Room

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    Admission free

  31. 22 May

    Edith Wiens delivers a concert at the School following her short residency
    Concert, Masterclass/Artist Conversation

    Edith Wiens Concert

    Soprano Edith Wiens from the Juilliard School, performs a concert with senior Guildhall singers.

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  32. 23 May

    Concert

    LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concert

    12:30pm Jerman Hall, LSO St Luke's

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    Admission free

  33. 23 May

    A violinist performing
    Concert

    String Department Concert

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

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  34. 24 May

    Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
    Junior Guildhall, Concert

    Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra

    Julian Clayton conducts the Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra with musicians from the National Youth Chamber Orchestra of Portugal playing repertoire by Rossini and Dvořák

    6:30pm Milton Court Concert Hall

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  35. 26 May

    Competition/Prize, Concert

    Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize: Winner's Recital

    The Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize annually awards an exceptional Guildhall School musician with a Wigmore Hall recital. Welsh tenor Joshua Owen Mills is this year's recipient.

    7:30pm Wigmore Hall

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  36. 27 May

    A guitarist performing
    Concert

    Guildhall Guitars

    A concert of music from three centuries including works by Granados, Tedesco, Asencio, Mertz, Dodgson and Laura Snowden

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  37. 28 May

    Viola de gambas
    Concert

    Viola da Gamba +

    Premieres of five new pieces for viola da gamba plus additional elements, devices, instruments and sounds by postgraduate composers

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  38. 29 May

    Singers in performance
    Concert

    Die schöne Magelone

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a lunchtime performance of Brahms’s rarely-heard song cycle

    1:05pm Lecture Recital Room

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    Admission free

  39. 29 May

    Singers in performance
    Concert

    Liebeslieder Waltzes

    Sarah Walker directs a lunchtime performance of Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes collection of love songs

    1:10pm Milton Court Studio Theatre Foyer

    More about Liebeslieder Waltzes

    Admission free

  40. 29 May

    Singers in performance
    Concert, Opera & Vocal

    Voiceworks

    A programme of new vocal works, the culmination of an annual project between Guildhall School composers and singers, poets from Birkbeck College, and Wigmore Hall

    5:30pm Wigmore Hall

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    Admission free

  41. 29 May

    A violinist performing
    Concert

    String Department Concert

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  42. 30 May

    A violinist performing
    Concert

    String Department Concert

    7:00pm Lecture Recital Room

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  43. 02 June

    Singers in recital
    Final Recital, Concert

    Public Final Recitals

    Spot the stars of the future by attending undergraduate and postgraduate final recitals, between 2 June - 7 July 2014

    10:00am Various venues

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    Admission free

  44. 06 June

    Jane Manning
    Concert

    The Jane Manning Birthday Project

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert in celebration of newly-appointed Research Associate Jane Manning's 75th birthday

    1:05pm Lecture Recital Room

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    Admission free

  45. 12 June

    The entrance to the Barbican Centre
    Concert

    Guildhall Artists at the Barbican: Dvorák Piano Quartet

    Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire.

    6:00pm Barbican Hall

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    Admission free

  46. 21 June

    Concert

    Three last symphonies

    A rare performance of the last symphonies of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven by Guildhall partner the Academy of Ancient Music

    7:00pm Barbican Hall

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  47. 22 June

    The entrance to the Barbican Centre
    Concert

    Guildhall Artists at the Barbican: Beethoven Sonatas

    Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire.

    6:00pm Barbican Hall

    More about Guildhall Artists at the Barbican: Beethoven Sonatas

    Admission free

  48. 24 June

    A cellist in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Beethoven Septet

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Andrew by the Wardrobe

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    Admission free

  49. 25 June

    A cellist in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Strauss and Chopin Cello Sonatas

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Bride's, Fleet Street

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    Admission free

  50. 26 June

    Singers in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Guildhall Voices

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Olave, Hart Street

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    Admission free

  51. 27 June

    A violinist in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Villa-Lobos Works

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate

    More about City of London Lunchtime Festival: Villa-Lobos Works

    Admission free

  52. 29 June

    The entrance to the Barbican Centre
    Concert

    Guildhall Artists at the Barbican: Françaix and Milhaud

    Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire.

    6:00pm Barbican Hall

    More about Guildhall Artists at the Barbican: Françaix and Milhaud

    Admission free

  53. 01 July

    A cellist in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Works

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Margaret Pattens

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    Admission free

  54. 02 July

    A pianist in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Piano Works

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Giles Cripplegate

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    Admission free

  55. 03 July

    A cornet player in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Song from the Asylum

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St James Garlickhythe

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    Admission free

  56. 04 July

    A pianist in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Rachmaninoff and Scriabin Piano Works

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Sepulchre-without-Newgate

    More about City of London Lunchtime Festival: Rachmaninoff and Scriabin Piano Works

    Admission free

  57. 04 July

    Plus Minus Ensemble
    Concert, Final Recital

    MMus Ensemble Project

    The Plus-Minus ensemble presents five new works by postgraduate Guildhall composers

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

    More about MMus Ensemble Project

    Admission free

  58. 06 July

    Tokaido Road
    Opera & Vocal, Concert, ResearchWorks

    Okeanos presents: Tokaido Road – A Journey after Hiroshige

    World premiere of a new multi-media chamber opera following the young artist Hiroshige as he sets out on Japan’s great Eastern sea-coast road, Tokaido Road, in 1832

    4:30pm Parabola Theatre, as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival

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  59. 08 July

    Jane Manning
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: The Jane Manning Birthday Project

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival, and in celebration of Jane Manning's 75th birthday

    1:00pm St Mary-le-Bow

    More about City of London Lunchtime Festival: The Jane Manning Birthday Project

    Admission free

  60. 09 July

    A pianist in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Debussy and Chopin Piano Works

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Lawrence Jewry

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    Admission free

  61. 10 July

    Singers in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Lieder concert

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Vedast-alias-Foster

    More about City of London Lunchtime Festival: Lieder concert

    Admission free

  62. 11 July

    Pianist in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Piano Works

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Andrew Holborn

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    Admission free

  63. 11 July

    Baroque strings
    Concert

    Guildhall New Music Ensemble: Voices behind the Glass

    New Music Ensemble directed by James Weeks to perform new works by Guildhall composers alongside Gesualdo and Sciarrino

    5:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

    More about Guildhall New Music Ensemble: Voices behind the Glass

    Admission free

  64. 11 July

    Diego Masson
    Concert

    Guildhall New Music Ensemble and Guildhall Sinfonia

    Diego Masson conducts Messiaen’s landmark Des canyons aux étoiles ('From the canyons to the stars'), an orchestral tone poem as vast and unpredictable as the Utah landscape that inspired the composer

    7:30pm Milton Court Concert Hall

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  65. 14 July

    A xylophone
    Concert

    Guildhall Percussion Ensemble

    Richard Benjafield and Julian Warburton direct the Guildhall Percussion Ensemble, playing compositions by Steve Reich and Nick Hayes

    7:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

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    Admission free

  66. 15 July

    Double bassists in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Mozart and Vaughan Williams

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Stephen Walbrook

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    Admission free

  67. 16 July

    Cellist in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Schnittke and Medtner Piano Quintets

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Dunstan-in-the-West

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    Admission free

  68. 16 July

    Vocal summer project
    Concert, Opera & Vocal

    Vocal Summer Project

    Combining music, movement and drama in a specially devised collaborative piece

    6:00pm Silk Street Music Hall

    More about Vocal Summer Project

    Admission free

  69. 17 July

    Violinists in performance
    Concert

    City of London Lunchtime Festival: Dvorák and Haydn

    Senior Guildhall musicians give a free lunchtime concert as part of the City of London Festival

    1:00pm St Michael Cornhill

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    Admission free

  70. 04 August

    London Schools Symphony Orchestra
    Concert, Centre for Young Musicians

    London Schools Symphony Orchestra

    Peter Ash and Richard Blackford conduct the LSSO playing Dukas and Strauss

    7:00pm Birmingham Town Hall

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  71. 06 August

    Tokaido Road
    Opera & Vocal, Concert, ResearchWorks

    Okeanos presents: Tokaido Road – A Journey after Hiroshige

    New multi-media chamber opera following the young artist Hiroshige as he sets out on Japan’s great Eastern sea-coast road, Tokaido Road, in 1832

    8:00pm Lakes Hall, as part of Lake District Summer Music

    More about Okeanos presents: Tokaido Road – A Journey after Hiroshige

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