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Friends of Bryanston Music


Welcome to Friends of Bryanston Music - Celebrating and Supporting Music at Bryanston. 

As an Old Bryanstonian (Forrester 1966), I am delighted to have been asked by the school to be Patron of Friends of Bryanston Music, a vibrant group open to all who enjoy music and recognise its importance to Bryanston and its community.

Sir Mark Elder CH, CBE

Bryanston has always placed the same level of importance on the arts as it has sport and academic studies, and this approach helped me and so many others discover and develop our passion for music. The Tom Wheare Music School is proof, if proof were needed, of that.

The breadth of music-making facilities and performance spaces within the music school enable a wide range of performances to take place, from small, intimate concerts to the grander-scale Professional Concert Series.

On behalf of Bryanston and the Friends of Bryanston Music, I warmly invite you to come and enjoy a great and varied selection of performances from both talented Bryanston pupils and professional musicians.

Sir Mark Elder CH, CBE
Patron of Friends of Bryanston Music                  

As a member of Friends of Bryanston Music, you will receive:

  • Termly newsletters updating you on events
  • Priority booking for Professional Concert Series
  • FBM members only events

Don't forget membership is free and open to all, simply complete the online registration form here

You can also find out more on the Friends of Bryanston Music Facebook page.

Forthcoming events

We have a wonderful programme in place for Autumn 2017, which, unless stated, will take place in the Elder Concert Hall. 

Wednesday 20 September, 8.15pm - Royal Academy Piano Recital: Gabriele Bekeryte
Haydn: Sonata no.31 in A flat major
Schumann: Sonata op.22 no.2 in G minor
Ravel: Oiseaux Tristes and Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs
Rachmaninov: Etude-tableaux op.39 no.9 in D major 

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear Gabriele Bekeryte, a young talented pianist who is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music.

Tickets: £5 available on the door

Wednesday 27 September, 8.15pm - A2 (year 13) Music Scholars’ Concert

Wednesday 4 October, 8.15pm - B (year 11) Music Scholars’ Concert

Friday 6 October, 7.30pm - The Swingles
We are thrilled to welcome The Swingles to Bryanston as part of our concert series this year. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s.

Tickets: £15 available from the Box Office on 01258 484623 or

Wednesday 11 October, 8.15pm - A3 (year 12) Music Scholars’ Concert

Wednesday 1 November, 8.15pm - C (year 10) Music Scholars’ Concert

Thursday 16 November, 7.30pm - My Fair Lady 
Coade Hall

My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, a story that first appeared in 1913, about a pompous phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, and spirited cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolitte.  The musical was immortalised in the 1956 Broadway production, where it set a record for the longest run of any show on Broadway at that time.  It was soon followed by a hit London production, a popular film version and numerous revivals.  My Fair Lady has often been seen as 'the perfect musical'.

Bryanston now offers its own interpretation of this classic story, which provides both entertainment and food for thought, as it's story is still hugely relevant a century on from its conception.

Tickets: £12 (£8 concessions) - available from the Box Office on 01258 484623 or

Monday 4 December, 6.00pm - OB and FBM Carol Service
St Vedast Church, 4 Foster Lane, London EC2V 6HH

Join Old Bryanstonians and Friends of Bryanston Music for a seasonal celebration. Refreshments will be served after the service. 

Date for your 2018 diary:

Wednesday 10 January, 8.15pm - Franz Schubert: the Piano and the Power of Friendship 

We are very excited to announce a lecture by Dr Graham Griffiths; a former Bryanston pupil.

Tickets: Free to FBM members, please book your place

Please note all our Scholar Concerts are 45-minutes long and are a unique opportunity to see some very talented musicians in action. The concerts are free to attend and please register with Sam Tonks, Alumni Relations Officer at 01258 484514 or if you wish to attend.

Professional Concert Series

Bryanston’s reputation and facilities for music have helped to attract some of the top performers in the country as part of our Professional Concert Series. We hope you can join us to experience these world-class musicians and look forward to welcoming you to Bryanston.