The National Orchestra For All (NOFA) challenges disadvantage through music and gives 11-18 year olds the life-changing experience of making music with others. Set up in 2011 and inspired by El Sistema’s vision of music as a vehicle for social transformation, NOFA is aimed at young people who are passionate about music but who, through no fault of their own, face barriers to musical progress and music-making. At NOFA, musical young people find a place they belong with a measurable impact on their confidence, self-esteem, resilience and life-satisfaction.



The National Orchestra for All

c/o Highbury Grove School

8 Highbury Grove

London N5 2EQ


T: 0207 226 3564



Coming up! NOFA at Leeds Arena
Wednesday 30th July 2014
On 30th July 2014 NOFA will be performing in Leeds Arena in front of 1,500 people! This concert is the culmination of our four day summer residential course and includes music by Bernstein, Sibelius and Holst. The programme also includes the world premiere of NOFA’s newly commissioned Virtual Symphony by composer Nathan Theodoulou. Our biggest ever performance and our first ever arena, this performance is not to be missed! For further details please email
National Orchestra For All is a registered charity under the name Orchestras For All Charity Registration No. 1150438