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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                  

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

  • termly newsletters updating you on events
  • priority booking for the Professional Concert Series
  • 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 spring term 2019 which, unless stated, will take place in the Elder Concert Hall. 


Wednesday 16 January, 5.30pm
Evensong at Winchester Cathedral: Chamber Choir

Wednesday 23 January, 8.15pm
Music Scholars' Showcase
Bryanston's outstanding music scholars showcase their skills in a series of solo performances.


Wednesday 6 February, 8.15pm - Recital Room
D (year 9) Music Scholars' Concert
A hugely enjoyable 45-minute concert by our youngest scholars.

Wednesday 13 February, 8.15pm
Big Band Concert

Friday 15 February, 7.30pm - St Peter and St Paul's Church, Blandford
Gala Concert in aid of Blandford Community Hospital and Community Kitchen
School musicians present a programme of popular music to raise money for two important community charities.
Tickets cost £10 and are available by calling 01258 484649, emailing or on the door.


Wednesday 6 March, 12.50pm 
Choral Masterclass with David Hill

Known as one of Europe's leading choral conductors, David Hill joins us to direct the school Chamber Choir in a choral masterclass. David is currently conductor of Yale University's elite Schola Cantorum, The Bach Choir and is Associate Guest Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Admission is free, but please reserve seats by calling 01258 484649 or email

Wednesday 13 March, 7pm - Christchurch Priory
Spring Concert: Bryanston School Choirs and Choral Society    
: Nulla in mundo pax sincera RV630
Soloist: Sumei BS
Finzi: Eclogue Op.10
Soloist: Frederick F
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.26 – slow movement
Soloist: Katharine S
Britten: Saint Nicolas Op.46
Tenor soloist: Andrew Kennedy
Choristers from Salisbury Cathedral

Written in 1948, Britten’s dramatic cantata on the life and times of Saint Nicolas remains as vivid today as it was at its first performance. The first half of the concert features three highly talented sixth form pupils in concerto movements.

Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) or £8 and are available from Christchurch Priory on 01202 485804 or

Wednesday 20 March, 8.15pm
Ensemble Concert
Including performances from the Amaris Choir, Rhythm and Blues, Concerto Orchestra, Steel Pans, Flute Group, Brass Group and the Soul Band.

Sunday 24 March, 6.30pm
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Concert with Bryanston String Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday 27 March, 7.30pm - St Mary's Church, Sturminster Newton
Senior Music Scholars' Concert
We are delighted to bring senior scholars to the lovely St Mary's Church for an evening of relaxed music-making.

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 13 January, 10am
Eucharist: Chamber Choir

Sunday 20 January, 10am
Eucharist: St Martin's Choir      

Sunday 27 January, 10am
Eucharist: B Scholars and Singers Choir

Sunday 3 February, 10am
Eucharist: Saint Nicolas Choir

Sunday 10 February, 10am
Eucharist: Consort of Voices

Sunday 3 March, 10am
Eucharist: Bryanston Choir

Sunday 10 March, 10am
Eucharist: Hanford School Choir

Sunday 17 March, 10am
Eucharist: St Martin's Choir

Sunday 24 March, 10am
Eucharist: Chamber Choir