The South Riverside Music Partnership brings together Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the music education hubs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The world premiere of The London Breed will be performed by a massed ensemble of 600 performers from this partnership, including Animate Orchestra - with its 10-strong music technology section, Junior Trinity Symphony Orchestra and a choir of over 400 singers, supported by musicians from the LPO, SRMP Music Hubs and Trinity Laban students.

At the heart of the project is Animate Orchestra – our ‘Orchestra for the 21st Century’. With over 400 members, the ensemble welcomes players of any instrument, including technology, and is open to young people in years 5 – 10 at any stage in their musical journey.

SRMP commissioned composer Kerry Andrew to write a new work that would capture the creativity and ideas of the young people and showcase their different skills and approaches. Kerry said “The London Breed is a musical snapshot of London from the view of some of the performers, who have provided new words and musical elements entirely inspired by Benjamin Zephaniah's poem. Big Ben, The Shard, skylines, noise, traffic and many different languages all come into play in a work that encompasses classical, pop and experimental elements and exciting music technology.” 

Next stop for the choir is the full dress rehearsal on 8
th November where there’ll be joined by Junior Trinity Symphony Orchestra and Animate Orchestra.

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