Recent College News

Review: Jazz Evening

Category: Music, Events

There’s something rather special about the last night of any school term, so what better way to relax and celebrate than settling down to a convivial evening of jazz in the Marlburian.  The evening, humorously presented by the ubiquitous AJA, was an informal event with audience and guests... More »

Review: Choral Society Concert

Category: Music

The Choral Society Concert of 2014, held on Sunday 23rd March, proved an absolutely fabulous occasion. The choice of two great (but hugely contrasting works) by the genius Mozart was inspired and both the Coronation Mass and the Requiem were superbly delivered by the Marlborough College Choral... More »

Evensong Review: St George’s Chapel, Windsor

Category: Music

It would be hard to find a more persuasive venue for the Chapel Choir’s latest ‘away’ evensong than the awesome surroundings of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.   The College of St George was founded there in 1348 and has fulfilled its vocation to offer prayer to God in that place ever... More »

Southbank Sinfonia Residency Review

Category: Music

This superb concert marked the end of a two-day residency of 18 members of the Southbank Sinfonia. From an educational point of view, a residency like this makes a lot of sense. Playing with professional musicians is a really rich learning experience and the youthful and charismatic Southbank... More »

Choral Workshop and Organ Recital

Category: Music

Eminent musicians visiting the College are now very much a regular occurrence and the latest such visitor was the distinguished Organist and Master of the Choristers at Wells Cathedral, Matthew Owens.  His first duty was to conduct a choral workshop with the 70 strong College Chapel Choir, and... More »

Review: Music Festival

Category: Music

The biennial Music Festival Competition duly took place on Sunday 19th January and once again proved a highly popular and worthwhile event with participation from pupils of all ages and stages.In total there were 26 classes ranging through junior, intermediate, senior and advanced levels spanning... More »

Review: Christmas Concert

Category: Music

A review of the Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Department Christmas Concert...At the end of a mammoth term, both in length and in musical content we were treated to one ‘last hurrah’ and true to form this event didn’t disappoint.  Under the eagle eye (and direction) of Departmental Head, Alex... More »

Review: Advent Carol Service

Category: Music

A spectacular venue; a sense of history and tradition; a dark, cold and damp evening; the written and spoken word; the candlelight; the time of year; and, for many, the worship of, and a sense of, something beyond. Separately these are important, but the glue that bound them together on Wednesday... More »

Review: Orchestral Concert

Category: Music

A packed Ellis Theatre greeted the String Chamber Orchestra, with obbligato soloists Savannah Brown, Eleanor Bonney and Ben Christopher for the eleventh concerto from Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico. The opening dialogue of arpeggios was in safe hands with Savannah and Eleanor, and this confident... More »

Review: Evening Recital

Category: Music

In a term which has already featured so many performances from leading Music Scholars, this was a marvellous opportunity to listen to other non-scholars, albeit including some Scholars playing second study instruments. This led to an intriguing mix of age, stage and repertoire, with some truly... More »

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