Trinity’s Music Department is one of the best known in Britain. Famous for the Trinity Boys’ Choir, it also provides truly outstanding opportunities for instrumentalists.
Trinity’s Music Department provides outstanding opportunities for instrumentalists and singers alike. 56 ensembles rehearse and over 500 pupils take part in music lessons each week. We have 11 pupils playing in national ensembles, and have taken our pupils to perform in over 20 countries across the world. We currently have 65 pupils who have achieved Grade 8 Distinction, many across multiple instruments and, over the past fifty years, hundreds of our pupils have sung professionally, most recently at Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera House and La Scala. We were awarded the Pro Corda Special Award for Schools in recognition of our “outstanding contribution” to chamber music playing and, in 2012, became London’s first All-Steinway secondary school.
We are proud that we see excellent levels of participation in our music department. With the right encouragement and guidance, at whatever level and in whatever style, the life of any pupil can be enriched through music. For this reason every new boy, who does not already play a musical instrument, is offered free lessons on an instrument of their choice. We are delighted that every Junior and First Form boy is part of a choir, and 100% of all our pupils will be a part of a school concert in their first year at the school.
We provide opportunities for pupils to participate and compete at varying levels in a number of festivals and competitions throughout the year. The Trinity Musician of the Year is decided through highly competitive competitions on each instrumental category which sees hundreds of pupils participate at varying levels. Furthermore the Trinity Piano Festival and the Pro Corda National Chamber Music Festival are taken up in great numbers and with great success.
The Trinity Boys Choir is the only school choir to be invited to sing regularly in the BBC Proms Festival – the world’s biggest music festival – and it appears regularly at The Royal Opera House, in the Glyndebourne Festival, and with the major London orchestras. All boys are encouraged to sing and many boys with no previous singing experience find themselves performing on professional stages within their first year.