What is Animate Orchestra
Animate Orchestra offers young musicians in school years 5 to 10, opportunities to play together and create their own music in a ‘Young Person’s Orchestra for the 21st Century’. Our members experience the musical teamwork of playing in an orchestra, while bringing their own ideas to how orchestras of the future might look and sound.
With specialist tutors and world class musicians as mentors and guides, our courses are fun,
sociable and musically adventurous. Members are from a wide range of cultural
backgrounds and our music reflects their skills, knowledge and interests.
To take part, you should:
- Live or go to school in the London Borough of Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark
- Be in school years 5 – 8 at joining
- Play an instrument, of any cultural background and with any level of experience. We welcome skills in music technology and DJ’ing. (There are some opportunities to sing in the ensemble, however singers/ MCs must also play an instrument)
- Ideally have access to your own instrument
- Be motivated and enthusiastic about music
Animate Orchestra Local Courses take place in each borough, and are open to all, regardless of ability or musical experience.
You may be invited to join an Animate Orchestra performing ensemble, which recruit from across Greenwich and Lewisham (Animate Orchestra EAST) or Lambeth and Southwark, (Animate Orchestra WEST).
At age 15, you may like to join the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s The Band, a creative ensemble for 15-19 year olds.
Click here to find out when courses are taking place in your borough