The theme for our 2023 Summer School is “Tribute”: a gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.
This year we go on a journey to explore the movement of people into London and what impact this has had on our music. Like the river flowing through this great city, we gather and create new streams flowing forwards. People bring their music, stories and experiences and as they connect to where they are and who they meet, new sounds emerge. We pay tribute to cultures and traditions. We celebrate the resilience people have shown on their journeys and find solidarity in our differences. We move forward, evolving, taking parts of each other with us towards a better future. This is our Tribute.
This year’s theme and vision has been created by our young people working together with the team to devise the story and develop the music, arrangements and choreography.