All genres of music are celebrated, from symphonic works for our orchestras, and chamber music for a whole host of ensembles, to the worlds of pop and jazz. Singing is a hugely important part of life at Westminster, and the school community gathers regularly to sing together. Pupils and staff alike are inspired by their surroundings, singing twice weekly in Westminster Abbey and performing frequently at local venues such as St John’s Smith Square and the Barbican. This really is a most unique place in which to live and breathe music.
Westminster musicians regularly attend the junior departments at the Royal Academy, Royal College and Guildhall, and a good number are members of national ensembles such as the National Youth Orchestra, National Children’s Orchestra and National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.
The School is situated close to many of the world’s most exciting music venues on the South Bank and in the West End. Pupils are encouraged to attend concerts and recitals as well as performances of opera, ballet and musicals in order to extend their musical horizons.