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Review: Orchestral Concert

Category: Music, General, Events, Pupil Achievements

The promise for this concert was a glitzy occasion, littered with beautiful tunes and the Michaelmas Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic concert lived up to the expectation.  A capacity Ellis Theatre audience was treated to music by Sibelius, Percy Fletcher, the evergreen and familiar music to... More »

Review: An Evening for Advent

Category: Music, General, Pupil Achievements

Advent is arguably the most poignant and exciting time of year.  A time of anticipation, a time of hope and, of course, the prospect of Christmas, but above all (and something that sometimes becomes lost in the frenzy of commercial activity) it is the beginning of the Christian year.An Evening... More »

Review: Advent Carol Service

Category: Music, General, Community

Sunday 27 November 2016Happy New Liturgical year! On Sunday evening, the chapel was filled to bursting to celebrate the start of the Christmas period. Beautifully decorated with hundreds of candles, the space resounded over the course of a highly moving service. With the choir expertly conducted by... More »

Review: MCCS - Paul Turner

Category: Music

Paul Turner is a well-known presence in this locality and so it was no surprise to see the Memorial Hall full of subscribers as well as his local fan club! The concert opened with a rarely played gem – Mozart’s Suite in C K399, which is a work that bridges the gap between the Baroque and Classical... More »

Review: Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: Music

Evening recitals have a special charm.  They are traditionally more intimate occasions and offer an alternative mood from the larger scale orchestra and choral performances.  The November Evening Recital was a fine example of just that, with some truly engaging and persuasive... More »

Review: Band of the Grenadier Guards

Category: Music

Variety is the spice of life (or so they say) and one of the key objectives for the Marlborough College Concert Series is to provide just that, both within the series as a whole and within the individual concerts themselves. The concert given by The Band of the Grenadier Guards on Friday 4th... More »

Review: Calne Music Festival Recital

Category: Music, General, Events

After a whirlwind start to the term which saw four public concert performances from Music Scholars in one week alone, the run of outings was completed with the annual pilgrimage for a recital at the Calne Festival on a beautiful, crisp autumn day.  There was nothing autumnal about the... More »

Review: House Singing Competition

Category: Music, General, Events

The annual House Singing competition is traditionally a high-energy, high-stakes, and high-standard event, and this year’s offering was no exception.We were treated to some fantastically energetic renditions of a number of classic tunes, as well as, notably, some unique conducting. It was a real... More »

Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

Category: Music, General, Pupil Achievements

A little earlier in the calendar than in previous years, the annual London Music Scholars’ Gala Concert took place at its established venue, namely the beautiful Princess Alexandra Hall at the Royal Over-Seas League.  The concert was a celebration not only of established talent from our Upper... More »

Review: House Harmony

Category: Music

House Harmony has come to be a real highlight of the Michaelmas Term, and the evening of Thursday 6th October was no exception. Entirely student-led, teams of no more than ten singers take to the high-wire to perform original arrangements. Performances ranged from the sublime to the hilarious and... More »

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