Portsmouth Grammar School Music Events


The Portsmouth Grammar School is a co-educational independent day school founded in 1732 as a boys’ school.

PGS has a long-standing tradition of musical excellence. Music plays a key part in the life of the school and the Music Department is an exciting, vibrant place. There is a wide range of over 40 ensembles for all abilities and skills including two orchestras, four choirs, a wind band, two string orchestras, a swing band and five jazz ensembles, several brass groups, percussion ensembles, many chamber groups, close harmony groups and string and woodwind ensembles.

The Music Department stages over 60 concerts a year, ranging from lunchtime concerts to larger-scale choral and orchestral concerts at the Cathedral and venues in Portsmouth, Winchester and London.

An experienced and dedicated team of 40 full-time and visiting instrumental staff prepares students for ABRSM, Trinity and LCM exams, local and national solo and ensemble competitions, and University and Conservatoire entrance, giving over 500 individual music lessons each week.

Excellence in performance and composition is complemented by a thriving academic programme. Former PGS pupils are currently studying music at the Royal Welsh Conservatoire, Oxford, Bristol and Nottingham universities, and the Royal College of Music.

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