Islington Massed Ensemble
This vast ensemble features the children of Music First, a charity which provides an intensive music education programme for its members.
They are accompanied by teachers, parents and some grandparents who form the Music First Community Choir. They are joined by young players from the newly formed National Orchestra for All (NOFA) with instrumentalists from Sheffield, Coventry, Birmingham, Bath, Essex and London.
The ensemble also features students from Highbury Grove School in Islington which is the home of their initial Music First Hub. Partners and supporters include: Teach First, Achievement for All, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Academy of Music, Dame Alice Owen’s Foundation, Sir John Cass Foundation, Sir Vernon Ellis Foundation, Islington Council, Cambridge Education and the kind support of individual philanthropists.
Group Leader: Nathan Theodoulou
Age range of performers: 7 - 18 years
Music First Anthem - Nathan Theodoulou