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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 Summer 2018, which, unless stated, will take place in the Elder Concert Hall. 

Summer Concert
Friday 4 May, 7.30pm

Come and enjoy an evening of music performed by the Orchestra, Concert Band, Allegri Choir and advanced Chamber Groups. The programme will include Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor (slow movement), A Change in Me from Beauty and the Beast, Ladies in Lavender and Pie Jesu for orchestra and choir.

Tickets are free - Please book in advance, as tickets will sell out quickly and will not be available on the night.

Cancelled: Percussion Concert
Wednesday 9 May, 8.15pm

Unfortunately the Percussion Concert has been cancelled.

Liane Carroll Jazz Trio
Friday 11 May, 7.30pm

We are very excited to welcome back Liane Carroll to Bryanston for another evening of amazing jazz. “Liane Carroll doesn’t just sing jazz. She is jazz. This is jazz of the highest quality. Believe.” ★★★★ Mojo

Tickets: £10 (limited)

Rhythm and Blues
Sunday 20 May, 5pm

Come and enjoy some rhythm and blues by Bryanston intermediate pupils in the Music School courtyard.

Guitar Concert
Wednesday 23 May, 8.15pm

Please join us for this 45-minute concert by pupils in the Elder Concert Hall.

Fireworks Concert
Saturday 9 June, 6.30pm
Beechwood Lawn

Pack a picnic and a rug and enjoy a fun evening of music on the Beechwood Lawn with performances by the Dance Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Rhythm and Blues, Steel Pans, Amaris Choir and other Bands.

Please note: in the event of wet weather there will be a shortened programme in the Elder Concert Hall – please check the calendar on the school website if any doubt.

Madeleine Mitchell & Nigel Clayton
Friday 15 June, 7.30pm

We are delighted to welcome distinguished violinist Madeleine Mitchell and pianist Nigel Clayton as they perform one of the great sonatas from the violin and piano repertoire by Franck. Madeleine Mitchell “one of the UK's liveliest musical forces (and) foremost violinists” The Times “The magnificent Mitchell - dedicated, penetrating musicianship”. ★★★★★ BBC Music Magazine

Tickets: £10


Choral Society ‘Come and Sing’
Tuesday 26 June, 7.45pm

The Bryanston Adult Choral Society are looking for new members to sing in the choir. If you are interested in joining then you are very welcome to come to this trial evening. For more information please email or call 01258 857260.

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 22 April, 10am
Eucharist: Staff and Sixth Form Choir

Sunday 29 April, 10am
Eucharist: St Martin’s Choir

Sunday 13 May, 10am
Eucharist: Forres Sandle Manor Choir

Sunday 20 May, 10am
Eucharist: Year 9 Scholars and Singers

Sunday 10 June, 10am
Eucharist: Amaris Choir

Sunday 17 June, 10am
Eucharist: Year 10 Musicians and Singers

Sunday 24 June, 10am
Eucharist: St Martin’s Choir

Sunday 1 July, 10am
Eucharist: Instrumental


On Saturday 24 March 2018, nearly 100 guests attended the Friends of Bryanston Music Fundraising Dinner in support of pupils learning a musical instrument at Bryanston.  An amazing evening was had by all and we are pleased to annouce that we raised almost £11,000.

You can read the full story and view the photos from the dinner here.

We would like to thank the following companies/persons who donated a prize to our auctions and for their support.



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.