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CSMA – Festival Concerts

Community Concerts
CSMA – Festival Concerts

Monday 16th March, 2020 - Tuesday 17th March, 2020


Phoenix Concert Hall


CSMA Junior Festival: ‘Feeling Good’

CSMA Junior Festival Choir, conductor Claire Slade

Croydon Young Musicians Concert Band and Primary School Winds, directed by Mike Hewitt-Brown

Croydon Schools Music Association is delighted to be back at Fairfield for our 2020 festival.

The CSMA Junior Festival Choir will be singing songs with the theme of ‘Well-Being’. A positive and joyful collection of music that brings together talented singers from Junior Schools in Croydon that will have your feet tapping, your heart soaring and your body feeling good!

More than 100 young wind players will combine to perform African Love Song Blues based on a melody by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Imbube, the South African melody better known as The Lion Sleeps Tonight from the Lion King



CSMA Infant Festival: ‘Caring for Croydon’

CSMA Infant Festival Choir, conductor Alma Burcombe

Croydon Young Musicians Percussion Ensemble, directed by Kim Forster

Croydon Young Musicians String Orchestra and Primary School Winds, directed by Dee Elliott

Primary School Ukuleles directed by Ben Tranter

The Croydon Schools Music Association Infant Festival Choir makes a welcome return to Fairfield when they will be singing songs about the environment in which we live. Children from Infant schools all over Croydon will introduce themselves in a musical way before entering the world of bees, with catchy songs about these industrious insects. They will follow this up with a reminder about our rubbish and recycling collections, all presented in a fun and original way, with the assistance of some musical dustbins performed by the Croydon Young Musicians Percussion Ensemble and 60 young ukulele players!

More than 100 young string players will combine to perform a modern version of the famous Pachelbel Canon and will be joined by the ukulele players for the lively Rochdale Coconut Dance.

Come along and see our talented children on display.


CSMA Junior Festival Concert Monday - 16th March 7:00 PM Book Now
CSMA Infant Festival Concert Tuesday - 17th March 7:00 PM Book Now

Venue Info

Phoenix Concert Hall

Designed as a scaled down version of the Royal Festival Hall, (both venues shared the same acoustic consultant, Hope Bagenal), our Concert Hall is recognised internationally for its fantastic and bright acoustics and has “…some of the finest acoustics in Europe” as stated by renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski.

The Phoenix Concert Hall will once again play host to the London Mozart players as resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.



Phoenix Pianos

Phoenix Pianos - Fairfield Halls

Phoenix Pianos are a British company that pride themselves on leading the piano manufacture industry with new, high-end piano technologies.

Founder and Chairman, Richard Dain, is a man of impressive engineering pedigree and tireless vision, who in the early 2000s began to combine his passion for pianos and music with his wide-ranging engineering skills.

A series of ground-breaking innovations have led to the most technologically advanced pianos in the world.

The Phoenix mission is twofold:

  1. To once again offer inspiration to artists in new levels of acoustic performance, after a century of near complete stagnation within the piano industry.
  2. To make highly practical improvements to piano design, such as climate resistance, longevity of parts, reliability of performance, and touch response.

Phoenix instruments benefit from:

  • Carbon fibre and Kevlar soundboard designs
  • A new highly responsive action comprising 3D printed and carbon fibre parts
  • Patented bridge technology to improve the power and efficiency of acoustic transfer, giving artists access to a wider dynamic range

The installation of a fleet of Phoenix instruments in the Fairfield Halls, and their sponsoring of the Phoenix Academy, represent a very special moment for both piano design and manufacture, and for this premier venue.