Concerts & Events

City Songbirds

City Songbirds perform at the Victoria Hall in Hanley twice a year alongside City Music Service ensembles. The concerts take place at Christmas and in the Summer.

Choir Concerts – City Voices

City Music Service choirs perform at the Victoria Hall in Hanley twice a year alongside City Music Service ensembles. The concerts take place at Christmas and in the Spring Term.

Recorder Festival

The Music Partnership Recorder Festival takes place at the Victoria Hall in Hanley during the Spring Term. The Festival aims to inspire and raise standards of the young recorder players, develop pupils’ performance skills, provide the opportunity to perform to an audience in a prestigious venue and to encourage membership of recorder ensembles.

The first festival took place in 1998 and the size of the festival has grown considerably since that first performance. The festival now includes schools from Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Telford and Wrekin.

Stoke-on-Trent Young Musician of the Year

The Stoke-on-Trent Young Musician of the Year is organised by City Music Service. The aim is to encourage young musicians in the city to develop their musical talent and performance skills.

Please note that all entrants will receive a certificate for taking part. Read FAQs on this opportunity, which we hope will encourage you to take part.

Ensemble Concerts

Ensemble pupils perform at various venues across the city including the Victoria Hall, The Mitchell Arts Centre, The Bridge Centre and many others.

In addition to those listed above, there are many other events and concerts that take place throughout the year in schools and performance venues across the city.

There are also performance opportunities through our Music Hub partners:

Lichfield MusicShare
Manchester Camerata
Hallé Orchestra