Carshalton Festival!

Carshalton Festival!

Building links with the local community, Sutton Music Service were proud to be part of the first-ever Carshalton Festival, a celebration of the arts across Carshalton.

“It’s been such an exciting week, and thanks to the dedication of so many people around Carshalton, we have been able to showcase some amazing work. Sutton Music Service, with their incredible staff and fantastic musicians, have made us proud. We are really hoping this becomes an annual event and hope schools and musicians across Sutton will continue to be involved.”

Kieran – Carshalton Festival Organiser

Carshalton Singfest 2022

On 8th June, over 150 students came together from five schools to participate in a singing workshop and informal performance. The school choirs took the opportunity to sing for one another and come together to perform two songs as a massed choir.

“It was fantastic to see so many school choirs coming together to perform at this event, and it was clear to see that the children were inspired by the day. The opportunity to sing on a real stage and watch their peers do the same is so important for young singers and their musical development. It was wonderful to see the emerging singing talent and enthusiasm coming through the schools.”

Natalie Vesty – Lead Tutor for Music Academy, Sutton Music Service

Sutton Youth Wind and Symphony Orchestras perform at All Saints Church

Thursday 9th June saw approximately 40 students from both orchestras volunteer their time – at a busy exam season – to perform an hour of music to an appreciative audience.

The Sutton Youth Wind Orchestra (SYWO) performed pieces such as ‘Birdland,’ ‘Atlas,’ and closed with a rousing performance of Guns n Roses’ ‘Welcome to the Jungle’!

The Sutton Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) performed a range of pieces including ‘Strike Up the Band’, a tribute to Gershwin; a medley of pieces from ‘West Side Story’ and closed with a tribute to the composer Henry Mancini.

A huge thank you to our students, parents, conductors, and tutors who worked incredibly hard to put the programme together.

“I am really appreciative of all the students who turned up to play – right in the middle of an incredibly busy exam season. The performances were fantastic and highlights the musical talent we have from young people across the London Borough of Sutton”

Andy Bragg – Ensembles, Events & Media Coordinator