Recent College News

Review: Music Technology Recital

Category: Music, Events, General

In a year which has seen dramatic development in the technical side of music making within the College (Illumination, Battle of the Bands, Music in Court on Prize Day), it was perhaps no surprise that there was significant interest and enthusiasm from the pupil perspective towards the Music... More »

Review: May Day Madrigals

Category: Music, General, Events, Community

A decent crowd of hardy souls braved a stiff North Easterly and were rewarded by a stirring performance of ‘Madrigals and Ditties’ to herald the month of May.  Despite the chill in the air, there was a warmth of tone and character in the Chamber Choir’s delivery, and although in such a big... More »

Review: Chapel Choir at St. Paul’s

Category: Music, General, Events

Sitting on top of Ludgate Hill, St. Paul’s Cathedral was built on the highest point in London.  Its dome is one of the highest of its type in the world, and the internal architecture has seen such occasions as the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Baroness Thatcher and Sir... More »

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 »

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