Timeline: 40 years of music

2016 marks our 40th anniversary and we are proud to look back over the past 40 years of music-making to celebrate all that we have achieved. Please take a look at our timeline of our 40-year history.

Since we formed in 1976, both our neighbourhood and Spitalfields Music have changed considerably, but our belief in the power of music to transform lives has remained at the heart of what we do. We were born from a love of music in all its glorious manifestations and our story is one of celebration, exploration and inclusion. We are proud that nearly half a million people have shared this passion for music and thirst for creativity with us.