Musical Enrichment

Downe House has a wealth of musical ensembles for girls at all levels, from beginners to diploma-standard instrumentalists and singers. This page gives an insight to the many group music making opportunities that your daughters have available to them. All ensembles rehearse weekly and there are many concerts, both formal and informal, throughout the year at which the ensembles perform.

Being a member of an ensemble not only allows the girls to explore a great variety of musical styles and enjoy making music with friends, but also helps them gain in self-confidence and nurture musical and performing skills as well as an insight and passion for the subject. There are also a number of student-led groups.


Senior Choral
In Harmony
Junior Choral
Once Removed
Twice Removed
Instrumental Ensembles
Chamber Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra
Big Band
Samba Band
Sinfonia Wind
Sinfonia Strings
DH Flutes

Small Ensembles

Sirocco Flute Choir
The Evelyn Barbirolli Double Reed Ensemble
Ashkenazy Piano Ensemble
Scarlatti Piano Ensemble
Folk Fusion Band