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Events

September 2020 –

July 2021


Contents

Calendar 3

Autumn Term 3

Spring Term 5

Summer Term 8

Calendar Autumn Term 2020

All activities in the Autumn Term 2020 will take place online unless otherwise

specified below.

Week & Date Time Venue Description

Week 1

Music Course Important Dates 12

String and Brass Training

Important Dates 17

Drama Course

Performance Dates 18

Special Events 19

Auditions 20

Term Dates 21

Sat 12 Sep

9.00

TBC

13.00

14.00

GS

Autumn Term begins – Music Course, STP

and BTP

Music Course, STP and BTP make-up lessons

Induction for New students to STP Felsted

Induction for Year 2 STP and BTP students

Induction for all new Music Course students

Induction for all new STP students in Y3-Y6

15.00 STP and BTP Staff Inset

TBC

Training session on tuning for parents of Y2

STP students

Location key

CH Charlton House, Greenwich

FS Felsted School, Essex

GS Guildhall School

JHA John Hosier Practice

Annexe

LRR Guildhall School Lecture

Recital Room, Silk Street

MC Milton Court Concert Hall

MCA Milton Court Acting Studio

MH Guildhall School Music

Hall, Silk Street

RH Regent Hall, Oxford Street

TF Thaxted Festival, Thaxted,

Essex

Week 2

Autumn Term begins – Kindergarten Course

and Drama Course

Sat 19 Sep 12.00 Induction for Kindergarten students

Week 3

Sat 26 Sep

Week 4

14.00

15.00

16.40

Meeting and first rehearsal for all Music

Course students & staff involved in String

Chamber Music during their scheduled

chamber music time

16.30 Senior Management Team meeting

GS

Brass Ensemble Day in Silk Street

3

Sat 3 Oct

L1, L2, M1 and M2 Initial Aural Assessment

GS

String Ensemble Day in Silk Street

All listing in the Autumn term 2020 are

correct at the time of going to print. Due

to Covid-19, all listing may be subject

to change. Students will be informed

in writing of changes to events and/or

locations of activities.

Photographs

Paul Cochrane

Week 5

17.00 MC Lutine Prize Final – performance without

audience

Sat 10 Oct GS Woodwind Ensemble Day in Silk Street

15.30 Kindergarten Year 1 Progression Meeting



Week 6

Sat 17 Oct 10.00 GS Jazz Ensemble Day in Silk Street

Sat 24 Oct

Week 7

Sat 31 Oct

Week 8

Half term: CLOSED for all courses

L1, L2, M1 and M2 First Folio Submission

09.30 Heads of Department & Coordinators meeting

10.00 GS Percussion Day in Silk Street

Year 11/12 Meetings during scheduled MA

class times

Sat 7 Nov GS String Ensemble Day in Silk Street

Week 9

GS

Warning – Lord Mayor’s Show.

There will be restricted road access to the School.

For further details see: lordmayorsshow.london

Music Course, STP & BTP make-up lessons

Jazz Ensemble Day in Silk Street

Calendar Spring Term 2021

All activities in Spring 2020 and Summer 2021 have been listed on the basis of a return to

the Guildhall School buildings. Confirmation will be given nearer the time.

Week & Date Time Venue Description

Week 1

Sat 9 Jan

Week 2

Sat 16 Jan 09.30

12.00

15.00*

Spring Term begins – all courses

L1, L2, M1 and M2 Second Folio Submission

M3 HC Part 1bi (Harmony) Submission

12.00 105 Senior Management Team Meeting

15.30 JHA STP Staff Inset

LRR

Open House Concerts

(*TBC)

Sat 14 Nov GS Brass Ensemble Day in Silk Street

Fri 22 Jan

CH Junior Guildhall Scholars’ Concert

11.30 STP Year 6 Progression Meeting

11.00

Rehearsal

13.00

Concert

4

Week 10

Week 3

5

Sat 21 Nov GS Woodwind Ensemble Day in Silk Street

Sat 23 Jan 09.30 LRR Open House Concerts

Week 11

12.00

(*TBC)

Sat 28 Nov

L1, L2, M1 and M2 Second Aural Assessment

15.00*

Week 12

12.10 JHA Meeting with Y5 & 6 STP parents considering

applying for their children to enter the Music

Sat 5 Dec

Last day of term – all courses

Course

Week 4

14.20 MH Symphony Orchestra – Composers’ Workshop

Sat 30 Jan TBC FS Meeting with STP Felsted parents considering

applying for their children to enter the Music

Course

09.30

12.00

LRR

Open House Concerts

Week 5

Sat 6 Feb 09.30

12.00

LRR

Open House Concerts

14.00 LRR Second Study Concert

17.00 MH Big Band Open Rehearsal & Informal Concert



Sat 13 Feb

Week 6

Sat 20 Feb

Week 7

Sat 27 Feb 09.30

12.00

Half term: CLOSED for all courses

Lutine Prize: Application opens

L1, L2, M1 and M2 Third Folio Submission

M3 HC Part 1bii (Counterpoint) Submission

Drama Assessements

10.00 105 Heads of Department and Coordinators

Meeting

LRR

Open House Concerts

12.00 MH Percussion Open House Concert

13.20 MH Junior Choir Informal Concert

14.00 LRR Second Study Concert

14.20

15.20

17.00

Sun 7 Mar 10.30

-13.30

Fri 12 Mar

10.00

13.00

LRR String Chamber Music Concerts Week 1

MC

RH

Junior Guildhall Brass Band Rehearsal

Junior Guildhall Brass Band Public Concert

Rehearsal

Concert

Week 10

L1, L2, M1 and M2 Fourth Folio Submission

L1, L2, M1 and M2 Final Aural Assessment

M3 HC Listening and Appraising Examination

Lutine Prize: Closing date for entries

Sat 20 Mar 09.00 MH Wind and Brass Chamber Concert

09.00 JHA STP Chamber Music Concert

09.30

12.00

LRR

Open House Concert

12.00 MH Percussion Ensemble Open Rehearsal &

Informal Concert

14.00 LRR Guitar Concert

15.00 LRR Piano Ensemble Rehearsal

16.30 LRR Student Recital

17.30 MC Junior Guildhall Public Concert:

Brass Band, Wind Orchestra & Chamber Choir

Week 8

Fri 26 Mar

RH Junior Guildhall String Ensemble Public Concert

Sat 6 Mar

10.00

Rehearsal

13.00

Concert

09.30 LRR Open House Concerts

6 12.00

Week 11

7

Sat 27 Mar

GS

Last day of term – all courses

Music Course, STP & BTP make-up lessons

(JHA is closed)

09.00 LRR Wind and Brass Chamber Concert

10.30 MC Junior Guildhall Public Concert: Viola Class,

Junior & Intermediate String Ensembles

12.00 MCA Drama Showing

Week 9

Sat 13 Mar 09.30

12.00

LRR

String Chamber Music Spring Term ends

Open House Concerts

13.00 JHA STP/BTP Choir Informal Concert

15.00 JHA BTP Chamber Music Concert

14.20

15.20

17.00

LRR String Chamber Music Concerts Week 2

Thurs 1 Apr

14.00 LRR Vocal Course Concert/Voice Prize Round 1

15.30 LRR Piano Ensemble Concert

17.00 MC Junior Guildhall Public Concert:

Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra

Tickets required: £10 (£5 Concessions) available

from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891,

barbican.org.uk. Transaction fee: £3 fee per

online transaction, £4 by phone, there is no fee

when tickets are booked in person.

Deadline by which notice is required to leave

at the end of the Summer term 2021 (all

students except those in Y13)



Calendar Summer Term 2021

Week 6

Sat 5 Jun

GS

MCA

Music Course, STP & BTP make-up lessons

(JHA is closed)

Drama Course normal teaching day

Week & Date Time Venue Description

Week 1

Sat 24 Apr

Week 2

Summer Term begins – all courses

Open Day for students who have been offered

a Music Course place for September

09.30 MH Meeting with prospective new students and

parents

11.00 MH Open Day Concert

12.00 105 Senior Management Team Meeting

15.30 JHA STP Staff Inset

Junior Guildhall String Ensemble Auditions

(Autumn 2021 entry)

Sat 1 May 09.30 LRR Open House Concerts

09.30 LRR Open House Concert

12.00

10.00 MC Junior String Ensemble Open Rehearsal

8

Week 3

M3 HC Part 1a (Composition) Submission

& Informal Concert

9

Sat 8 May

Junior Guildhall String Ensemble Auditions

11.00 JHA STP Year 4 Performance Assessments Week 1

(Autumn 2021 entry)

12.00 LRR Open House Concert

LRR Lutine Prize: First Round

14.20 MC String Chamber Music Concerts Week 1

10.20 JHA STP Year 4 Assessment Procedure meeting

15.20

for parents

17.00

Week 4

Sat 15 May 09.30

12.00

Week 5

Sat 22 May 09.30

12.00

LRR

Open House Concerts

TBC FS STP Felsted Year 4 Assessment Procedure

meeting for parents

14.00 LRR Open House Concert (Jazz)

17.00 MC Junior Guildhall Jazz Concert

LRR

Open House Concerts

14.00 LRR Second Study Concert

Week 7

Sat 12 Jun 08.30 MH Viola Class Open Rehearsal & Informal

Concert

Week 8

Sat 19 Jun

09.30 105 Heads of Department and Coordinators

Meeting

13.30 FS STP Felsted Year 4 Performance Assessments

14.00 LRR Guitar Concert

14.00 MC Voice Prize – Final

16.00 LRR STP Performance Workshop

M3 HC Set Work Examination

15.00 LRR Open House Concert

Fri 25 Jun 17.00 MC Lutine Prize: Final

Week 9

String Chamber Music Summer Term ends

Sat 26 Jun LRR MA Composition Open Day

10.20 MH Wind Orchestra Open Rehearsal

& Informal Concert

11.00 JHA STP Year 4 Performance Assessments Week 2

10.00

11.15

MC

Chamber Choir and Boys’ Choir

Informal Concert

Rehearsal

Concert

Sat 29 May

Half term: CLOSED for all courses



14.20

15.20

17.00

Sun 27 Jun 10.30

-13.30

MC String Chamber Music Concerts Week 2

15.00 JHA BTP Year 4 Performance Assessments

16.00 LRR Open House Concert

GS

Junior Guildhall Brass Band Rehearsal

Week 11

Sat 10 Jul

09.00

09.40

11.20

LRR

Last day of term – all courses

Normal Teaching day

Wind and Brass Chamber Concerts

09.00 JHA STP Chamber Music Concert

Fri 2 Jul

Week 10

11.00

13.00

CH

Junior Guildhall String Ensemble

Rehearsal

Concert

Sat 3 Jul 09.00 MC Intermediate String Ensemble

Open Rehearsal & Informal Concert

09.30

12.00

LRR

Open House Concerts

12.00 MH Percussion Ensemble Open Rehearsal

Informal Concert

15.00 LRR Open House Concert

17.00 MC Prize Giving Concert

Programme to include: Junior Guildhall Brass

18.00 MC Junior Guildhall Public Concert:

10 Band, Chamber Choir, Prize Winners and 11

Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra

Drama Department

Tickets required: available from the Barbican

[performers TBC]

Box Office: 020 7638 8891, barbican.org.uk,

Transaction fee: £3 fee per online transaction, £4

by phone, there is no fee when tickets are booked

in person

Sun 4 Jul TF Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra

performs at the Thaxted Festival

Tickets required: available from the Thaxted

Festival Box Office, thaxtedfestival.co.uk

11.00 JHA STP Leavers Concert

12.00 MCA Drama Showing

12.30 LRR Student Recital

13.00 MH Junior Choir Informal Concert

13.00 JHA STP/BTP Choir Informal Concert

14.00

15.00

LRR

Vocal Course Concert

Rehearsal

Concert

15.00 JHA BTP Chamber Music Concert

Fri 9 Jul

10.30

13.00

RH

Junior Guildhall Brass Band Public Concert

Rehearsal

Concert



Music Course Important Dates 2020/21

Symphony Orchestra

Sat 27 Mar 17.00 MC Public Concert

Sat 3 Jul 18.00 MC Public Concert

Sun 4 Jul 19.30 TF Public Concert (Thaxted Festival)

Junior Guildhall String Ensemble

Fri 26 Mar 11.00 RH Rehearsal

13.00 RH Public Concert – External

Fri 2 Jul 11.00 CH Rehearsal

13.00 CH Public Concert – External

Sat 3 Jul 18.00 MC Public Concert – (TBC)

Sun 4 Jul 19.30 TF Public Concert (Thaxted Festival) – (TBC)

Intermediate String Ensemble

Sat 27 Mar 10.30 MC Public Concert (jointly with other ensembles)

Sat 3 Jul 09.00 MC Open Rehearsal & Informal Concert

Wind Orchestra

Sat 20 Mar 17.30 MC Public Concert (jointly with other ensembles)

Sat 26 Jun 10.20 MH Open Rehearsal & Informal Concert

Percussion Ensemble

Sat 20 Mar 12.00 MH Open Rehearsal & Informal Concert

Sat 3 Jul 12.00 MH Open Rehearsal & Informal Concert

Big Band

Sat 6 Feb 17.00 MC Open Rehearsal & Informal Concert

Sat 15 May 17.00 MC Public Concert (jointly with Jazz Ensembles)

Jazz Ensembles

Sat 15 May 17.00 MC Public Concert (jointly with Big Band)

Chamber Choir and Boys’ Choir

Sat 20 Mar 17.30 MC Public Concert (jointly with other ensembles)

(Chamber Choir only)

Sat 26 June 11.15 MC Informal Concert

Sat 10 Jul 17.00 MC Prize Giving Concert (jointly with other

ensembles) (Chamber Choir only)

12 Junior String Ensemble

Junior Choir

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Sat 27 Mar 10.30 MC Public Concert (jointly with other ensembles)

Sat 27 Feb 13.20 MH Informal Concert

Sat 19 Jun 10.00 MC Open Rehearsal & Informal Concert

Sat 10 Jul 13.00 MH Informal Concert

Viola Class

Sat 27 Mar 10.30 MC Public Concert (jointly with other ensembles)

Sat 12 Jun 08.30 MH Open Rehearsal and Informal Concert

Brass Band

Sun 7 Mar 10.30 GS Rehearsal for 12 March Regent Hall Concert

Fri 12 Mar 10.30 RH Rehearsal

13.00 RH Public Concert – External

Sat 20 Mar 17.30 MC Public Concert (jointly with other ensembles)

Sun 27 Jun 10.30 GS Rehearsal for 9 July Regent Hall Concert

Fri 9 Jul 10.30 RH Rehearsal

13.00 RH Public Concert – External

Sat 10 Jul 17.00 MC Prize Giving Concert

(jointly with other ensembles) – (TBC)

Vocal Course

Sat 27 Mar 14.00 LRR Public Concert/Voice Prize – Round 1

Sat 12 Jun 14.00 MC Voice Prize – Final

Sat 10 Jul 15.00 LRR Public Concert

String Chamber Music

Sat 6 Mar 14.20 LRR Public Concert

15.20 LRR

17.00 LRR

Sat 13 Mar 14.20 LRR Public Concert

15.20 LRR

17.00 LRR

Sat 19 Jun 14.20 MC Public Concert

15.20 MC

17.00 MC

Sat 26 Jun 14.20 MC Public Concert

15.20 MC

17.00 MC



Wind and Brass Chamber Music

Sat 21 Mar 09.00 MH Public Concert

Sat 27 Mar 09.00 LRR Public Concert

Sat 10 Jul 09.00 LRR Public Concert

09.40

11.20

Piano Ensemble

Sat 27 Mar 15.00 LRR Internal

Guitar Ensemble

Sat 20 Mar 14.00 LRR Internal

Sat 12 Jun 14.00 LRR Internal

Scholars’ Concert

Fri 22 Jan 11.00 CH Rehearsal

13.00 Public Concert – External

Open House Concerts, Platform

Performances & other performance

opportunities

Open House Concerts consist of formal Platform Performances and informal

performances that students have requested on their first instrument. Student

Recitals offer the opportunity for 1st study students to present a longer

recital than is possible in Open House Concerts. Students learning a second

study at Junior Guildhall may request to perform in the Second Study

Concerts. Students receiving a scholarship from Junior Guildhall may be

invited by the Senior Management Team to perform in the Scholars’ Concert

at Charlton House on 22 January 2021.

Open House Concerts in Autumn 2020 will be online only, with priority

given to Platform Performances.

Open House Concerts

All concerts are in the LRR

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Spring Term 2021 Summer Term 2021

16 Jan 09.30 1 May 09.30

12.00 12.00

15.00 (TBC) 15 May 09.30

23 Jan 09.30 12.00

12.00 22 May 09.30

15.00 (TBC) 12.00

30 Jan 09.30 19 Jun 09.30

12.00 12.00

6 Feb 09.30 15.00

12.00 26 Jun 16.00

27 Feb 09.30 3 Jul 09.30

12.00 12.00

6 Mar 09.30 15.00

12.00

13 Mar 09.30

12.00

20 Mar 09.30

12.00



Percussion Open House Concerts

Sat 27 Feb 12.00 MH Internal

Jazz Open House Concerts

Sat 15 May 14.00 LRR Internal

Second Study Concerts

Sat 6 Feb 14:00 LRR Internal

Sat 27 Feb 14:00 LRR Internal

Sat 22 May 14.00 LRR Internal

Student Recitals

Sat 20 Mar 16:30 LRR Internal

Sat 10 Jul 12.30 LRR Internal

String Training Programme &

Brass Training Programme

Important Dates 2020/21

There are informal concerts held most Saturdays during term time in

the John Hosier Practice Annexe for members of the String Training

Programme (between 11.00 and 11.30am) and Brass Training Programme

(between 15.00 and 15.30am). There will be special online provision for

performances in Autumn 2020.

STP Chamber Music Concerts

Sat 20 Mar 09.00 JHA Internal

Sat 10 Jul 09.00 JHA Internal

BTP Chamber Music Concerts

Sat 13 Mar 15.00 JHA Internal

Sat 10 Jul 15.00 JHA Internal

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STP Performance Workshop

Sat 12 Jun 16.00 LRR Internal

STP, BTP and STPF Y4 Assessments

Sat 12 Jun 13.30 TBC STPF

Sat 19 Jun 11.00 JHA STP

Sat 26 Jun 11.00 JHA STP

15.00 BTP

STP Choir Concerts

Sat 13 Mar 13.00 JHA Informal Concert

Sat 10 Jul 13.00 JHA Informal Concert

STP Leavers’ Concert

Sat 10 Jul 11.00 JHA Internal



Drama Department

Performance Dates 2020/21

Special Events 2020/21

Drama Showings

27 Mar 12.00 MCA Internal

10 Jul 12.00 MCA Internal

Poetry Performance

10 Jul 16.00 MC Public – Prize Giving Concert

Open Day

For students who have been offered a place on the Music Course for September 2021

Sat 24 Apr 09.30 MH Meeting with prospective new students

and parents

11.00 MH Open Day Concert

Lutine Prize 2021

Sat 8 May LRR First Round – Internal

Fri 25 Jun 17.00 MC Final – Public

Composition Projects

Sat 23 Jan 14.20 MH Symphony Orchestra – Composers Workshop

Sat 22 May MH Composition & Conducting Workshop

Sat 26 Jun LRR MA Composition Open Day

18 Staff meetings

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19 Sep/9 Jan/ 12.00 Senior Management Team

24 Apr

31 Oct 09.30 Heads of Departments and Coordinators

20 Feb 10.00

12 Jun 09.30

12 Sep TBC online STP/BTP Inset

(All STP/BTP Teachers)

9 Jan/24 Apr 15.30 JHA

(Class Teachers only)

Parent Forum meetings

Dates and times to be circulated via the weekly e-shot



Auditions for entry in September 2021

Term Dates

The main audition period is during the second half of the Spring Term

2021. Online applications are accepted from 4 January with a closing date of

1 March 2021.

Music Course 2020/21

Autumn Term

12 Sep week 1 Make-up/special events

19 Sep to 17 Oct weeks 2-6 Teaching weeks

24 Oct Half term: CLOSED for all courses

31 Oct to 28 Nov weeks 7-11 Teaching weeks

5 Dec week 12 Make-up

Spring Term

9 Jan to 6 Feb weeks 1-5 Teaching weeks

13 Feb Half term: CLOSED for all courses

20 Feb to 20 Mar weeks 6-10 Teaching weeks

27 Mar week 11 Make-up/rehearsals/concerts

20

Summer Term

21

24 Apr to 22 May weeks 1-4 Teaching weeks

29 May Half term: CLOSED for all courses

5 Jun week 6 Make-up/special events

12 Jun to 10 Jul weeks 7-11 Teaching weeks

Drama Course 2020/21

Autumn Term

19 Sep to 17 Oct weeks 2-6 Teaching weeks

24 Oct Half term: CLOSED for all courses

31 Oct to 5 Dec weeks 7-12 Teaching weeks

Spring Term

9 Jan to 6 Feb weeks 1-5 Teaching weeks

13 Feb Half term: CLOSED for all courses



20 Feb to 27 Mar weeks 6-11 Teaching weeks

Drama & Poetry Showings on 27 Mar

Summer Term

24 Apr to 22 May weeks 1-5 Teaching weeks

29 May Half term: CLOSED for all courses

5 Jun to 10 Jul week 6-11 Teaching weeks

Drama Showings on 10 Jul

Kindergarten, String and Brass Training Programmes 2020/21

Autumn Term

12 Sep week 1 Make up week for String and Brass

Training Programmes

Induction day for Year 2 students

STP/BTP Staff Inset

19 Sep to 17 Oct weeks 2-6 Teaching weeks

24 Oct Half term: CLOSED for all courses

Please note: Make-up Days are non-timetabled days when individual instrumental

teachers may wish to arrange a lesson that might have taken place on another day

in the term/year.

String Chamber Music 2020/21

Autumn Term

19 Sep Meeting with students & chamber music staff

19 Sep to 17 Oct

31 Oct to 21 Nov

Spring Term

9 Jan to 6 Feb

20 Feb to 13 Mar Concerts on 6 & 13 March

Summer Term

24 Apr to 22 May

12 Jun to 26 Jun Concerts on 19 & 26 June

31 Oct to 28 Nov weeks 7-11 Teaching weeks

22 5 Dec week 12 Make-up

Proposed Junior Guildhall Term Dates 2021/22

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Spring Term

9 Jan to 6 Feb weeks 1-5 Teaching weeks

13 Feb Half term: CLOSED for all courses

20 Feb to 20 Mar weeks 6-10 Teaching weeks

27 Mar week 11 Make-up

Summer Term

24 Apr to 22 May weeks 1-5 Teaching weeks

29 May Half term: CLOSED for all courses

5 Jun week 6 Make-up/special events

Autumn Term

11 Sep to 4 Dec Half term: 23 October

Make-up weeks: 11 Sep & 4 Dec

Spring Term

8 Jan to 26 Mar

(or 2 Apr)

Summer Term

Half term: 12 February

Make-up week: 26 March

23 Apr to 9 Jul Half term: 28 May

Make up week: 4 June

12 Jun to 10 Jul weeks 7-11 Teaching weeks

Disclaimer

Please note that there may be occasions when dates, times or venues of events may change.

Students will always be informed in writing of changes to important events and all

changes will be displayed on the Junior Guildhall noticeboard.

If in doubt, please contact the Junior Guildhall office

+44 (0)20 7382 7160

junior@gsmd.ac.uk



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