Over ten years, the Lullaby Concerts we co-produced with City of London Sinfonia and music leader Claire Henry engaged nearly 20,000 children and their families across rural and coastal areas of Suffolk and Essex. Long-term partnerships enabled valuable R&D to take place as the project evolved over the years, and provided crucial learning opportunities for partners, musicians and young children alike.
Explore our 10 key learning points and outcomes in our report including:
- The strength of the consortium approach
- Increased demand for inclusive concerts and workshops
- The development of a sector-leading Early Years concert series model
You can also trace the history of the concert series through our timeline of the evolution of the project.
Read our report:
"Being able to try the instruments at the end was just magical, it was like a fire was lit in my daughter and she has not stopped asking me for a violin and a clarinet! Things like that are precious now children seem to be so interested in screen time, so I best get saving!"Audience feedback
10 years of Lullaby in numbers
- 105 orchestral concerts, 474 workshops and 22 CPD training sessions.
- 727 Early Years practitioners were involved in training sessions and workshops.
- 50 young instrumentalists gained experience of performing alongside City of London Sinfonia professional musicians.
- 9,631 children and 6,899 adults attended concerts and workshops.
- Overall nearly 20,000 people engaged with this unique initiative.
"The project is a fantastic example of drawing together many priorities and strands of work... all while maintaining extremely high artistic and educational values for the young children and families taking part."Fran Matthews, Arts Council England