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NYO - Play the School

National Youth Orchestra musicians visited Trinity for their Play the School event on Monday 17 September. They worked with a number of groups and played to over 500 of our pupils.

The NYO musicians joined musicians from Trinity for workshops of folk songs and rehearsals of the Hallelujah Chorus. The orchestra then performed Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, with the amazing soloist Nicholas McCarthy, and Mussourgsky's Night on a Bare Mountain, to the whole of Years 7 and 8.

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Young Promoters

Broadcaster, presenter and animateur Tom Redmond worked with a group of our pupils in the Young Promoters Scheme, helping them with the skills to introduce the main NYO performance. The pupils will host a Totally Teenage reception at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall on Monday 7 January, 2019, when the NYO performs there.

Thank You

Thank you to the NYO musicians and organisers for their involvement in our school. We look forward to seeing the orchestra perform in January.

The NYO in action


The vision of NYO is to be the most inspirational orchestra for young people in the UK. This vision begins and ends with an unshakeable belief in the limitless potential of Britain's teenage musicians. NYO exists in order to make this potential a reality.

Play the School is part of the NYO’s mission to inspire teenagers by giving them fantastic role models from their peer group. Through engaging with teenagers in this way, NYO can inspire the future performers and audiences of orchestral music.

Introduving the NYO

Play the School - in Nottingham

Neil Bennison, Music Programme Manager for Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall said “We’re really thrilled that Play the School is coming to the city, giving young musicians the chance to experience the inspirational performances that we’ve come to expect from the NYO’s visits to the concert hall. At a time when the value of music education has never been more contested, the NYO’s visits remind us of the enduring impact of music-making at the highest level, and we’re particularly pleased that Trinity, which is exemplary in its dedication to the role of music in academic life, should be one of the first schools to benefit from the long-term partnership we are developing with the NYO.”