Ensemble Visits

Bring the CBSO to your own school!

You don’t have to wait until our annual Schools Concerts; you can also have a performance in your school from one of our brilliant small ensembles. These concerts can be accessed by a specific year group or by the whole school and provide a fabulous introduction to live performance by some of the world’s best musicians.

The cost of an ensemble visit starts from £550* and includes:

  • Either an hour-long performance for your whole school or 2 45-minute performances for different key stage groups
  • A mixture of classical and familiar repertoire
  • An interactive and participatory experience

*See full pricing breakdown below.

"Watching the children's faces was an absolute joy! They were totally in awe of the musicians and it was the most fabulous way of bringing live classical music to the children."

Headteacher - Blackwell First School

We have a variety of ensembles on offer with performances specifically designed for school audiences. Performances last for approximately 1 hour for the whole school (or we can provide 2 x 45-minute performances for different Key Stage groups) and must take place in your school hall.

Performances include a mixture of classical repertoire along with more familiar pieces from film and TV. As well as introducing students to the individual instruments, musicians will provide background information about pieces and composers, and offer an interactive and participatory experience.

String / Wind / Brass Trio£550*
The Symphonic Six (mixed 6-piece ensemble)£900*
Kaleidoscope (mixed 7-piece ensembles)£1050*

*Please note that schools outside Birmingham will incur additional travel fees, calculated by the mileage from CBSO Centre.

To book your visit or for further information please contact Georgia Wells, Learning and Engagement Officer, via email.

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