classical music

Dulwich College Winter Concert

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

The school’s young musicians perform crowd-pleasing pieces including works by Rachmaninov and Britten.

The instrumentalists and choral scholars of Dulwich College have performed in St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Cadogan Hall.

The college’s musicians have featured in the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, the National Children’s Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra.

Recent pupils have had solo and chorus roles for The Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

This concert includes the first movement of Rachmaninov’s popular Second Piano Concerto, from its initial chords resembling tolling church bells to its passion-laden themes.

It also features the music of The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten.

You might have heard this likeable piece, which shows off the capacities of different orchestral sections, as part of your own musical education. It also played a key part in the soundtrack to Wes Anderson’s whimsical film Moonrise Kingdom.


Dulwich College Symphony Orchestra
Dulwich College Chamber Orchestra
Dulwich College Symphonic Wind Band
Dulwich College Concert Choir
Dulwich College Madrigal Choir


Programme includes: -
Rachmaninov: Moderato (1st movement) from Piano Concerto No.2
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Dates & times

Approximate run time: 140 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
    • Wed 25 November 2020
      • 7:00 pm


Queen Elizabeth Hall


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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