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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 the 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 by both talented Bryanston pupils and professional musicians.

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



We're delighted to announce that Bryanston will be screening live stream performances  from the Royal Opera House and National Theatre. Sign up to FBM to get the latest information as it becomes available.


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

  • termly newsletters updating you on events
  • FBM members-only events.

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

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

Forthcoming events

We have a wonderful programme in place for the summer term 2019 which, unless stated, will take place in the Elder Concert Hall. 


Friday 3 May, 7.30pm
Summer Concert
Come and enjoy a fantastic evening of music featuring:
Shostakovich: Symphony V - Finale
Mendelssohn: Symphony IV – 2nd movement
Britten: Soirées Musicales

The Concert Band will also play a selection of show and TV themes in the second half.

Tickets are free, but it is essential to book in advance as we anticipate this event selling out and tickets will not be available on the door. Please contact us on 01258 484591 or A cash bar will be available during the interval.

Wednesday 8 May, 8.15pm
A2 Recital: Kate S
Sixth form pupil and music scholar, Kate, a violinist who won Pro Corda’s Chamber Musician prize last summer, is thrilled to have been awarded a place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance after she leaves Bryanston this summer.

Wednesday 15 May, 8.15pm
A2 Recital: Sumei BS
A wonderful opportunity to see Sumei, a sixth form pupil and music scholar, perform her final recital at Bryanston. Sumei has been offered a place a Durham University to study Modern Languages and Culture.

Sunday 19 May, 5pm
Rhythm and Blues Concert – Music School Courtyard
A hugely enjoyable concert in the beautiful courtyard of the Music School.  You are welcome to bring a blanket to sit on.

Wednesday 22 May, 8.15pm
A2 Recital: Amadea DG 

Another exciting opportunity to attend a recital by one of our music scholars and sixth form pupils, Amadea. Amadea recently played a Mozart Horn Concerto in London with the school orchestra. From September 2019, she will be studying in London at the Royal College of Music


Wednesday 5 June, 8.15pm 
Guitar Concert - Recital Room
If you enjoy listening to the guitar, this is the concert for you! Please join us for this 45-minute
concert by pupils.

Wednesday 12 June, 8.15pm
C Music Scholars' Concert

A hugely enjoyable 45-minute concert by our Year 10 scholars.

Friday 14 June, 7pm 
An evening with Sir Mark Elder
We are delighted to welcome the Friends of Bryanston Music Patron and OB, Sir Mark Elder, back to Bryanston for a special gala event. OB Vicky Sayles will return to give a violin recital before Bryanston's Director of Music, Stephen Williams, invites Mark to share his desert island discs.

Look out for further details in the next few weeks.

Saturday 15 June, 2pm 
Soul Band - Durweston Fete
If you are local to Durweston Village, please go along and support our wonderful Soul Band performing in the afternoon.

Wednesday 19 June, 8.15pm 
Ensembles Concert
Including performances from the Amaris Choir, Rhythm and Blues, Concerto Orchestra, Steel Pans, Flute Group, Brass Group and the Soul Band.

Church Services

The Reverend Canon Andrew Haviland invites you to join us at the school’s church, St Martin’s, for our Sunday services:

Sunday 28 April, 10am
Eucharist: Saint Nicolas Choir

Sunday 5 May, 10am
Confirmation: Chamber Choir      

Sunday 12 May, 10am
Eucharist: St. Martin's Choir

Sunday 19 May, 10am
Eucharist: D Scholars and Singers

Sunday 9 June, 7.15pm
Evensong: Saint Nicolas Choir

Sunday 16 June, 10am
Eucharist: C Scholars and Singers

Sunday 23 June, 10am
Eucharist: St. Martin's Choir

Sunday 30 June, 10am
Eucharist: Celebration Choir