Ernest Read was passionate about spreading music as widely as possible to children and young people and put on his first concert for schools in 1929. He developed an innovative format that many professional symphony orchestras still follow today, with short programmes, accessible introductions to the repertoire and audience participation. The renowned Ernest Read Concerts for Children began in 1945 and sold out for over 50 years.
Today, we devote at least two concerts a year to working with Camden children.
We’re so excited to work with the talented young singers and players from Camden School for Girls in the November 24th “Firebird” Choral Concert at the beautiful church of St Martins at Gospel Oak.
The concert will be a real treat and will include Stravinsky’s haunting Firebird Suite and Mussorgsky’s dramatic Night on a Bare Mountain, in which ERSO will be joined by the talented young orchesral musicians from the school. The school’s fabuous chamber choir will perform Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit accompanied by ERSO and we’ll also be presenting some wonderful solo singers.
Entry to the concert is free with a retiring collection