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An illustration of Jemma, the main character of Jemma's Journey, and animals from the zoo on a train.

Jemma's Journey

A free online concert for under-5s, including seven songs to sing and play along to, and a fun musical activity pack.

Jemma’s Journey: An Interactive Concert for Under-5s (Early Years Foundation Stage)

Take a trip to the zoo with Jemma and her family, and join our musicians and presenter Vanessa for a music-filled day out.

Jemma’s Journey is an online re-imagining of the early-years album and story, written and composed by Vanessa King (early years specialist) and Nigel Gomm (former LSO Trumpet), and inspired by Vanessa’s own children Jemma and Abigail.

Watch the video on YouTube, sing along to the songs, meet Vanessa, and download our activity pack for a range of fun musical activities for under-5s, ideal for parents, carers and nurseries.

Watch the Concert

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Activity Pack

Download our free activity pack for fun musical activities, ways to join in, things to make and do, and to explore the instruments of the orchestra.

Download the activity pack

Download the e-book on Apple Books

Sing Along

Meet Vanessa

The Music

Vanessa King and Nigel Gomm

Wake Up Sleepy Head
The Outing
Choo Choo, Choo Choo
Plod, Plod
Can You?


Belinda McFarlane  violin
Matthew Gibson  double bass
Shaun Thompson  clarinet
Zeynep Özsuca  piano
David Jackson  percussion

Graphics created by Sarah and Mark Dempsey

LSO Early Years is generously supported by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants.

The LSO’s online reimagining of Jemma’s Journey was created during Winter 2022.

We hope you enjoy the performance. Please let us know what you thought by emailing