Crescendo Concerts are directed by Julie Payne. Julie started Music for Miniatures and Crescendo Concerts after finding there were no opportunities for her to take her own children to experience high quality live music in a relatively relaxed atmosphere. Find out more about Julie and her work with schools, community groups and as a performing musician at

"The programme was expertly played, and just the right length for the wriggly little folk"  


Crescendo Concerts are designed to be the next step up from

Music for Miniatures - baby-friendly concerts for children from 0-4. Concerts are held in Bath, Frome and Wells.

Crescendo Concerts are run by the same team as the

hugely successful Music for Miniatures.

If you want to find out more about Music for Miniatures, please visit 

Fabulous concerts for children aged 5-11 with a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere 

Professional musicians performing great music especially for children

Revolting Rhymes LIVE! 

SUNDAY 4th NOVEMBER - Old Theatre Royal, Bath

Tickets available here

Just some of the nice things people say about Crescendo Concerts...

Our concerts continue into 2019...

- Saturday 19th Jan 2019 3pm - Brilliant Brass!

- Saturday 23rd Feb 2019 3pm - World Music

- Saturday 6th April 2019 3pm - Perfect Piano!

Our musicians are passionate about music and are all professional performers. Music, to them, is what makes the world go round. They want to share that passion with everyone, but especially children, to inspire them to enjoy music, maybe learn an instrument, but most of all, to be receptive to all kinds of music. ​

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Saturday 6th October 3pm

St Bart's Church, King Edward Road, Bath

Join us for an adventure into the world of the string family with our brilliant string quartet! What is a bow made of? Exactly how does a violin make a sound? To bow or to pluck - that is the question! Brilliant inspiration for children of primary school age (and beyond!).

"Concerts such as this are more important than ever, to remind us that music is special, is not stuffy and is above all, fun. Thank you."

Sadly, live music in schools is rare nowadays. Children generally have no idea what instruments sound like when played really well, or what they look like. Crescendo Concerts aim to address this! We want to inspire and educate the next generation so they grow up knowing what an oboe looks and sounds like, why the bassoon is amazing and why the french horn is so cool.

Our Christmas Celebration will return as well! With enchanting live performances of The Snowman and Twas The Night Before Christmas:

Saturday 16th Dec - Victora Hall, Radstock
Saturday 22nd Dec - Old Theatre Royal, Bath
Sunday 23rd Dec - Old Theatre Royal, Bath

Then, looking for entertainment for the kids after New Year, Revolting Rhymes is here to help!
Friday 4th January - The Neeld, Chippenham
Saturday 5th January - Somerset Hall, Portishead
Sunday 6th January - Red Brick Building, Glastonbury

"My children and I enjoyed a fantastically polished yet jovially informal concert"

Crescendo concerts are relaxed, informative, fun and engaging so that we can inspire everyone! Children are encouraged to take a walk behind the instruments whilst they're playing to see and hear exactly what's going on, get closer and look at the musicians's fingers, understand how the sound is made and how the instruments work.

In each concert, there is an introduction to each instrument, a chance to hear each instrument on its own, and sometimes afterwards to have a go on some instruments!

Crescendo Concerts put children right next to musicians. For us, this is vital if we want to inspire children to learn more about music.​ 

The music is amazing, the musicians are brilliant and there's lots of fun to be had! ​​

A huge variety of music chosen especially for children played by fabulous professional musicians.

Inspiring young minds through music!