In The Community

The beginnings of the story

Music Junction is the project at the heart of the London Chamber Orchestra’s outreach work, creating an ever-growing community of people from all walks of life involved in music-making through the catalyst of this ground-breaking work. The beginnings of the Music Junction story are to be found in the work undertaken by Yehudi Menuhin and the LCO’s Education and Outreach Artistic Director Rosemary Warren-Green, documented in the film, Menuhin’s Children (Colin Bell, 2000). The ongoing development of the project has been driven by the conviction, shared by all involved, that music has the power to transform the people and communities that it touches.

Soon, Music Junction formed a ground-breaking collaboration with children’s charity Barnardo’s, who continue to be involved in the project in this its fifth year of development. The Music Junction community is now thriving in four regional centres, involving 12 schools and organisations (one independent school, three special schools, four modern academies, two specialist music centres and two young carer projects).