Two Local Schools

Cranleigh Arts is delighted to welcome excellent young musicians from two local schools for its concerts in May.

At our first concert on Tuesday 7 May at 1.00 pm, pupils from The Yehudi Menuhin school in Cobham will present a programme of chamber music and solo works. Founded in 1963 by celebrated violinist Yehudi Menuhin the School accepts talented young musicians from all over the world. Focussing on string and keyboard players, the School provides intense musical provision alongside academic studies. Specialist tuition is provided by an extraordinary faculty of teachers, many of whom are internationally recognised performers and pedagogues. 

With performance being a key element of the school’s provision, the young musicians can be heard at The Menuhin School’s own concert hall, as well as at external engagements with local orchestras and festivals in the UK and overseas. In keeping with Yehudi Menuhin’s belief in the importance of giving to the community both staff and pupils regularly support local state schools with their musical provision and present concerts for care homes, churches and community events. Thanks to the generosity of Friends and supporters, the school remains a needs-blind institution, providing life-changing opportunities for children of all backgrounds.

Our second concert in May, on Wednesday 15 at 6.00 pm, features some of Cranleigh School’s most advanced musicians in a recital of solo and chamber music together with the Prep School Choir, embracing and showcasing the School’s philosophy of celebrating musical diversity. The breadth of musical experience at Cranleigh School extends through an enormous range of musical genres across the 7-18 age range, creating opportunities to engage with a wonderfully diverse range of styles both as performers and audience members. Cranleigh Schools’ pupils put on around sixty events per year, ranging from Choral Evensong to full orchestral concerts. 

There will be a retiring collection for both concerts but tickets are free. Please register for tickets in advance at or via the Cranleigh Arts Box Office on 01483 278000.

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