Join us for a day of music performances showcasing talent from the local community.
On the Bandstand
11.30-12pm: Toads, Tandems and Trenches
Toads, Tandems and Trenches is an intergenerational music project to commemorate the World War One centenary and the Edwardian era. This dramatised sound picture will be performed by year 5 pupils from St Marks C of E School in Bromley who have devised the piece in collaboration with senior volunteers and music practitioner Melanie Jones.
12.30-1pm: London Sacred Harp
Sacred Harp is an American folk choral tradition, sung a cappella in four parts. Come and watch singing as you have never seen before on this side of the Atlantic.
1.30-2.15pm: Raise the Roof
Enjoy songs from around the world with the Raise the Roof Choir. The Horniman community choir has a wide repertoire, from jazz to gospel, old crooners to contemporary pop.
3-3.45pm: Rock Choir
Watch record-breaking Rock Choir, one of the most popular amateur contemporary choirs in the UK, and listen to their selection of uplifting, feel-good songs.
In Gallery Square
Listen to this fantastic performance by the Forestinas, a group of concertina players from the New Forest.
In the Hands on Base
2 – 2.45 & 3 – 3.45pm: Gamelan drop in sessions
Be part of a Balinese musical ensemble for a day. A gamelan is a traditional Indonesian ensemble featuring bronze gongs and metallophones. These play interlocking melodic and rhythmic patterns, led by drums and cymbals to create a uniquely rich sound. The Horniman has its own beautiful gamelan angklung from Bali.