Recent College News

Battle of the Bands

Category: Events, General, Music

In its inaugural year, Battle of the Bands did not disappoint.  Blessed with some glorious spring weather this outdoor bonanza, which included fundraising for The John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital and The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Bobby Cox, cake stalls, burger bar, bouncy castle, tug... More »

Review – Jazz Evening

Category: Music

The evening before term finished the Marlburian social centre hosted a Jazz Evening which showcased the musical talent throughout the student body. For some Upper Sixth students this was the last opportunity to impress, and impress they did with outstanding musical talent and some debut soloists,... More »

Review: Verdi’s Requiem

Category: Music

There are many new and exciting cultural events taking place at the College these days, with much to admire and cherish, but sometimes it’s the oldest traditions that shine the brightest.  Choral Society is one such tradition and in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem in Chapel we were reminded... More »

Review: Southbank Sinfonia Gala Concert

Category: Events, Music, General

The side-by-side concert by the Southbank Sinfonia and College students has rightly become a highlight of our musical calendar and drew a packed audience to the Memorial Hall. This was a fitting end to the eighth Southbank residency and was, without doubt, one of the most outstanding school... More »

Review: Southbank Sinfonia

Category: Music, General, Events

With huge excitement the College welcomed back Southbank Sinfonia for its annual residency which this year took place slightly later than in previous years.  A mixture of side-by-side rehearsals, workshops, one-to-one teaching, and a final gala concert are just a few of the highlights of this... More »

Review: Pupils’ Recital

Category: Music

There is seldom an occasion where a Marlburian fails to rise to a task and Thursday Evening's Pupils’ Recital proved to be no exception. After a busy start to the Lent term, and with half-term rapidly approaching, there was still a sense of energy and spirit in the performers.A plethora of... More »

Review: Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral

Category: Music

Gloucester Cathedral is roughly half as old as Christianity itself. The building started life as the Abbey Church of a Benedictine monastery with construction work beginning in 1089, but even before that there was a place of worship on the site dating back to around 700 AD.  By comparison to... More »

MCCS: Southbank Sinfonia

Category: Music, General, Events

It was a great pleasure to welcome back to Marlborough the Southbank Sinfonia, under the baton of Simon Over. This band, formed of young professionals at the beginning of their careers, reinvents itself every year with a new group of exciting talent and, in fact, they had only been together for one... More »

Review: Liederabend

Category: Music

Now enjoying its eighth year, Liederabend is a magnificent collaboration between the Modern Languages and Music Departments.  In the past linguists came purely to enjoy great continental poetry, brought to life in song but this year was the first year that linguists had also translated the... More »

Review: Vocal Masterclass

Category: Music, General, Events

Vocal Masterclass with Michael HarperSunday 18th January, Goodison Hall Eleven pupils drawn from the Hundred, Lower and Upper Sixth participated in an inspirational Vocal Masterclass this afternoon with international singer, teacher and workshop facilitator - Michael Harper.  He coaxed,... More »

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