Children's Classic Concerts,
46a Fortrose Street,
G11 5LP UK
0141 334 8500


Our Story

2018 – 2008

Through additional funding from YMI, CCC expands their concerts for ASN schools to include a series of workshops for feeder Primary ASN schools.

CCC introduce new 18-piece mini orchestra – The Essential Orchestra.

An important strand of community work is added:  an annual series of community concerts with Glasgow Life in inner city areas; four years of All Drummed Up – an after-school Drumchapel percussion project with the Royal Conservatoire; and interactive concerts in ASN Secondary schools.

Through annual partnerships with YMI Fife and ONFife, 600 schoolchildren work with CCC musicians on 4-week music and storytelling projects and attend three supporting CCC concerts. In 2014 a similar YMI project is delivered in West Lothian.

In partnership with EMS, CCC create seven original ensemble-based family programmes which tour to Dundee, Perth, Stirling, Galashiels, Linlithgow, Elgin, Greenock, Killin, Pitlochry, Dunfermline, Dollar and Middlesbrough, supported by Creative Scotland.

CCC enter partnership with the RSNO to present a season of family concerts.

Brilliant communicators and virtuoso classical percussionists, Owen Gunnell and Oliver Cox, are appointed as joint Artistic Directors and principal presenters.

October 2018

CCC bring their community work to the main stage by inviting participants with Additional Support Needs to perform ‘We Can Fly’ alongside the RSNO in Broomstick Ride.

August 2018

CCC is selected as one of the organisations to deliver a major event as part of Festival 2018, in conjunction with the European Championships. Tom Harrold is commissioned by CCC to create a piece for our Essential Orchestra and Colin Currie.

Spring 2016

First Essential Orchestra concerts, The Three Little Pigs, perform to sell-out audiences at Perth Festival of the Arts and Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling.

February 2016

CCC and sponsor, A1 Toys, win the 2015 Arts and Business People Award.


Nicola Benedetti, celebrated classical violinist, solo percussionist, Colin Currie, and NYCOS founder, Christopher Bell, become official Champions for the organisation.

May 2014

Going For Gold concerts are created by CCC, the RSNO, the RSNO Junior Chorus, NYCOS, the Royal Conservatoire, the National Youth Pipe Band, All Drummed Up and the Big, Big Sing. Performed by the RSNO and over 800 young participants from Inverness to the Borders, to a total audience of 2,392 in Glasgow and Dundee.


CCC commission The Snow Queen by Savourna Stevenson and Stuart Paterson.  Previewed at Glasgow UNESCO City of Music Family Day, premieres are attended by a total audience of 4,225 in Glasgow and Edinburgh.


CCC commission, record and premiere Eddie McGuire’s Panda Suite, a celebratory cross-cultural collaboration with Edinburgh Zoo, supported by Creative Scotland.

Christmas 2009

As CCC’s guests, Big Noise children attend their first orchestral concert and see Nicola Benedetti perform at Let it Snow.

Christopher Bell becomes CCC’s Artistic Director.

Orchestral concerts are performed in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Inverness, Kelso, and Dumfries.

CCC’s education work increases tenfold; hundreds of workshops are delivered to thousands of children all over central Scotland.

Major sponsor, Standard Life, supports CCC for nine years, winning an Arts and Business Sustainability Award.

13 year old Nicola Benedetti plays her first public concerto at a CCC Gala.


Supported by the Scottish Arts Council, CCC commission Hansel and Gretel from the same team – another critical and popular success.


CCC premiere Misterstourworm by Savourna Stevenson and playwright Stuart Paterson, narrated by Billy Boyd, fresh from the Oscars.
A generation of Scottish children discover the thrill of live orchestral music.

Up to nine full orchestral concerts are presented annually in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

CCC commission and premiere three pieces from Sally Beamish.