Recent College News

Review: Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: Music, General, Events

Such was the interest and enthusiasm for participation in this concert that the Music Department was obliged to promote a further event in order for pupils wanting to perform not to be disappointed.  So then, for Part I of this recital extravaganza we were treated to a varied and exciting mix... More »

Vision of Peace

Category: Music, Community, General

It was wonderful to welcome back around 40 Old Marlburian singers yesterday evening for 'Vision of Peace', a service of music and readings for Remembrance Sunday. These singers joined our magnificent Chapel Choir to sing works by, amongst others, Byrd, Fauré, Dyson (CR, 1911-1914), Bairstow, and... More »

Marlborough College Concert Series: John Lill

Category: Music, General, Events

To conclude a memorable Remembrance Sunday the Marlborough College Concert Series presented the eminent pianist John Lill CBE in concert to a packed Memorial Hall.  Lill is widely recognised as one of the finest pianists alive today and in a significant birthday year which will see him give... More »

Recent Successes

Category: Pupil Achievements, General, Music

The second half of the Michaelmas Term is underway with a number of recent academic, co-curricular and sporting successes -  a selection of those pupil achievements will appear below.On Monday 4th November Elisabeth Daniels (IH L6) was crowned the winner of the Bath Young Musician of the... More »

Review: House Song Competition 2014

Category: General, Music, Events

After the success of the House Harmony Competition in the previous week there was much anticipation for the ‘Shout’ and the audience certainly wasn’t disappointed.  Cotton kicked the evening off with a classic from the Beach Boys, followed by another classic from Preshute by Abba.  After... More »

Review: House Harmony

Category: Music, General, Events

To a packed Memorial Hall the 2014 House Harmony Competition duly delivered a memorable evening of varied, enthusiastic and in most places top quality music making, embracing a sense of fun and adventure in the process.  The adjudicator was Mr Laurence Whitehead, himself a highly experienced... More »

Review: Wells Cathedral Choir

Category: Music, General, Events

Over 73 seasons Marlborough College Concert Series has hosted many an internationally acclaimed artist or ensemble – from Alfred Brendel, to the London Symphony Orchestra; from The Sixteen and the King’s Singers to Jonny Dankworth and Cleo Laine, but the concert given in Marlborough College Chapel... More »

Music Scholars’ Recital – Calne Festival

Category: Music

A regular external fixture in the music calendar is an annual appearance at the Calne Festival, this year given by Music Scholars who once again acquitted themselves admirably.  A healthy blend of age and stage was on display with an eclectic mix of repertoire and style.  A full house... More »

Music Scholars perform at Kensington Palace

Category: Music

This year’s Music Scholars' Gala Concert in London took place on 30th September in the splendid King’s Gallery of Kensington Palace.  An appropriately Hanoverian start was provided by Handel’s Where e’re you walk from Semele, with the usual tones of the soprano being replaced by Joe... More »

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