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Going on a journey with OAE Education

Fri Jun 22 2012

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I’ve been lucky enough to see loads of the wonderful Education work we’ve been doing over the last few months: going to Hastings to watch a fabulous Anthem for a Child concert, taking part in workshops at a special needs school in south-east London and going on a journey with OAE TOTS at the Southbank Centre (as well as lugging children’s instruments to/from school and shepherding schools into Kings Place)!
And, I have to say, kudos to our Education team Cherry and Ellie- the logistics of organising so many different projects is exhausting to even think about and they’re still smiling after every event!

Tonight, they’re taking the Anthem tour to Old Spitalfields Market at 6pm with home-grown young musicians from Tower Hamlets and CM Sounds.

Then, they’ll be travelling across to the Southbank Centre on Sunday 24 June for two free OAE TOTS workshops at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Sounds Venezuela festival…

And on Monday 25 June, the Anthem tour will be on the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall for a free concert at 5pm, where children from across London will perform the two specially written Anthems by composer James Redwood.

Finally, the whole project comes to an end on Friday 29 June at Cecil Sharp House where OAE musicians will be joined by local London primary schools and groups from the nationwide Anthem tour for a final sing and send off.

Wow. Those girls deserve a medal, or at least a well-earned rest after all that!

For full information on what happened on the Anthem tour and to watch a video about the project, visit our Education pages. 

Natasha Stehr, Marketing and Press Officer

Find out more about Natasha here.


  • I would just like to say thank you very much for giving my two boys the opportunity to participate in the Anthem tour at the Clore Ballroom on Monday. My boys having been singing at their primary school for the last year and to be able to go to the South Bank and see them perform with the Age of Enlightenment was amazing.
    I thought that the event was extremely well organised and the conductors/facilitators exceptional in their talent, their enthusiasm and their obvious love of music which they shared with the children and audience. My boys were privileged to have the opportunity of working with such inspiring musicians and I hope they take that experience through their rest of their lives, I know I will. Many many thanks, Mrs Murray, Gospel Oak Primary School

    Michelle Murray Wed Jun 27 2012
  • Many thanks Michelle for taking the time to get in contact with us about your experience with OAE Education. I thought the singing and playing on Monday was outstanding and it was a joy to hear the ballroom ring out with so many voices. This has been a really inspiring project to be a part of and it really means a lot when we get feedback like this so thank you. Best wishes, Ellie, OAE Education Officer

    oae Thu Jun 28 2012