Recital and Reception at The House of Lords

On Tuesday 14th November, nine of our pupils had the privilege of performing one of the first live musical performances in the House of Lords, The Palace of Westminster. The evening was an incredible opportunity to highlight the exceptional talent of our pupils, demonstrating why The Yehudi Menuhin School is such a special place and emphasising why specialist music schools like ours are so important to the cultural fabric of the UK. We are one of seven specialist Music and Dance Schools, where we receive essential funding from the Department of Education’s Music and Dance Scheme, providing financial support towards the cost of fees for children who are resident in the UK. At The Yehudi Menuhin School, our 'needs blind’ admissions policy ensures equal opportunities for pupils regardless of their social background or financial means.

We were thrilled to have The Lord Speaker, Baroness Wheeler, David Buckley, our Chairman of Governors and Ben Gudgeon, our Headmaster of YMS at the event to speak about the unique offering we have at YMS. The evening was a huge success, with guests witnessing five fantastic performances by seven of our talented pupils. Performances included pieces by Ernst, Turina, Telemann, Mozart and Ning Kam, Professor of Violin at YMS.

It was a huge honour to be part of a wonderful team, in the presence of such esteemed guests and friends. Displaying our pupils' talents, demonstrated why Schools such as ours need to be supported and play such an important role, both in the UK and abroad, underpinned by a common desire to support children with exceptional talent, not on their ability to pay.” - Gerald Carew, Director of Development & External Relations.

We are thankful to Baroness Wheeler, Lord Blackwell, Lord Clement Jones and the Earl of Clancarty for sponsoring the evening, and for all the work that was invested to make the evening such a special occasion for all involved.

17 Nov 2023