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Virtual Open Day: Content Hub

Take a peek into some of our music rehearsals, recordings and performance classes.

Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra

Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra perform three times per year – in our own stunning venue The Stoller Hall and in Manchester’s prestigious Bridgewater Hall. CSO performances are the pinnacle of our student’s musical year. Last July, Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra and Choir performed in Mahler’s spectacular 8th Symphony in The Bridgewater Hall. Watch:

Chetham's Symphony Orchestra & Choir, plus special guests, perform live at The Bridgewater Hall, in July 2019

Autumn 2020: Music rehearsals and classes are underway

During the Covid-19 restrictions in the spring-summer months, our specialist team delivered 1,000 hours of online music tuition every week. Our academic and music teaching is now back in full swing on-site here in Manchester, Covid-safe, with visiting tutors also able to teach remotely to increase our Covid resilience. Take a look at some of our October rehearsals and performances across our music departments.



Step inside our state-of-the-art New School Building and discover students in practice and rehearsals…

Chetham's Strings Department: behind the scenes!


From brass septets to 1-2-1 lessons, explore the Brass department…

Chetham's Brass Department: behind the scenes


From many of the world’s leading pianists, it all began at Chetham’s. Here’s why…

Chetham's Keyboard Department: behind the scenes


Join our Woodwind students enjoying their rehearsal and practice time…

Chetham's Woodwind Department: behind the scenes

*This film contains some footage filmed in 2019 before Covid-19 social distancing measures were in place


From expert 1-2-1 tuition to the fun of an improvisation session, this is the life of a jazz student…

Chetham's Jazz Department: behind the scenes


Step into our Carole Nash Hall for an exclusive look behind the scenes at one of our Sixth Form percussion trios and Lower School percussion duos…

Chetham's Percussion Department: behind the scenes


Just another Monday for our Sixth Form and Middle School choirs, in the stunning Carole Nash Hall…

Chetham's Vocal Department: behind the scenes

A day in the life of a Chetham’s student: 

What’s it like to study at Chet’s? Our Sixth Form students filmed this one themselves, specially for you…

A day in the life of a Chetham's student, as filmed by the students themselves!