Many concerts and services take place throughout the year, both in School and at other venues in the local area. The aim is to provide all musicians with regular opportunities to perform, both as soloists and as members of ensembles. The main concert towards the end of each term features all the orchestras, bands and choirs and provides a celebration of the tremendous variety of music offered here.

Our main choir “Cantores Cryptiensis”, leads the school in the annual Remembrance Day Service held in the school as well as a traditional annual carol service. Powerful historic links are also reaffirmed in the annual Founders’ Day Service in Gloucester Cathedral.  This service is a demonstration of The Crypt School Community and the Orchestra and Choir are at the heart of leading the school community of Students, Staff, Parents, past students and guests.

Our concert platform enables all students the opportunity to experience the challenge and the joy of live performance in addition to valuable performing experience and helps to prepare them for music exams and more advanced performances.

We are a “singing” school. We have four different choirs, in addition to numerous instrumental ensembles, led by highly qualified and experienced staff. Standards are high, but all ensembles are “open access” and inclusive.


All singers and instrumentalists are encouraged to join one of the School’s range of Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles. Performing in a musical ensemble is life affirming! Students are also encouraged to form their own musical ensembles.

  • Cantores Cryptiensis (main choir)
  • Young Voices (for Y7 and Y8)
  • Chamber Choir
  • A Capella Choir
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Woodwind group
  • Ukelele group
  • String Quartet
  • Samba Band
  • Guitar group
  • Music Technology and DJ Club
  • Rock Bands

Take a look at one of our previous Music Concerts...

Flickr album: The Crypt School - Spring Concert 2022 | Height: auto | Theme: Default | Skin: Default Skin


Please see this link to the school's Youtube channel to view the range of concerts/services/performances that are available to watch there.

Music Department Co-Curricular Performance Diary 

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
  • Speech Day. Featuring upper school soloists and chamber orchestra
  • Autumn Concert. Featuring Choirs, orchestras, bands and soloists
  • Remembrance Service. Featuring Choirs, school trumpeters and brass Group
  • School Musical. Grease. Featuring Pit band and singers.
  • Carol Service at St Mary de Crypt. Featuring choirs, orchestras and brass group
  • Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral. Featuring chamber choir
  • Spring concert at St Mary de Crypt. Featuring choirs and orchestra in a performance of Vivaldi “Gloria” along side a range of ensembles.
  • GCSE/A LEVEL recital. Featuring talented musicians performing their exam pieces.
  • Founders Day at Gloucester Cathedral. Featuring Choir and Orchestra. Anthems to include Parry’s I was Glad”
  • KS3 Concert. Featuring a range of KS3 ensembles and soloists and massed Year 7 choir.
  • Summer Serenade at St Mary de Crypt. Featuring tour choir and instrumentalists

Please check our Clubs & Societies webpage for the most up to date rehearsal schedules

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