Recent College News

Review: End of Year Showcase Concert

Category: Music, General, Events

The annual End of Year Showcase Concert in the Ellis Theatre is an invaluable opportunity to witness music making in both the Shell and Remove year groups, and this year we were treated to a remarkable display of variety, and at times, virtuosity from both scholars and non-scholars alike. ... More »

Review: Fauré Requiem

Category: Music, General, Events

To commemorate the 20 OMs who tragically lost their lives alongside thousands of others on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme one hundred years ago, the College honoured them in two performances of Fauré’s stunning Requiem in Chapel. The first took the form of the annual Everest Lecture... More »

Remove Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Category: Academic, Music, General

On Tuesday evening the Remove gathered with excitement in the Ellis Theatre for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, organised by the Modern Languages Department. Each of the 14 Remove language sets prepares a song in the language they are studying and performs it to pupils and beaks. As practice... More »

Chamber Choir at Highclere

Category: Music

The Chamber Choir were delighted to perform at a reception at Highclere Castle yesterday evening. This was the first performance given by this Lower Sixth group, newly-formed for the forthcoming academic year. Singing light-hearted works, including old close-harmony favourites 'Blue Moon' and... More »

Review: Orchestral & Ensembles Concert

Category: Music, General, Events

This is always the most moving concert of the year as we say goodbye to the leavers who have put in years of hard work and dedication. Sporting their traditional red rose and standing for their individual ovation, they sum up what it is to be a Marlburian! The evening began with the Master cutting... More »

1843 Society Luncheon

Category: Events, General, Music

The 1843 Society Luncheon was held in The Adderley on Sunday 22nd May with 50 guests in attendance.Those present enjoyed an excellent lunch before hearing from the Master, Jonathan Leigh, and the President of the 1843 Society, Martin Evans. Music scholars Finn Kverndal (C1 Re) and Darcey Goble (MM... More »

Review: Jazz Evening

Category: Music

What a very delightful Jazz Evening we were all treated to - the smoky black that the ensembles were all dressed in oozed jazzy finesse and cool and what we saw was as brilliant as what we went on to hear.  The students' enjoyment of playing and participating radiated out of them and was just... More »

Review: Choral Evensong

Category: Music, General, Community

Sunday 8th May 2016This was an ambitious and original undertaking, in which the ranks of the Chapel Choir were swelled by Old Marlburians and visiting singers from Lambrook School and the Children’s Choir of St. John the Divine, Kennington. Conducting duties were shared between Alex Hodgkinson,... More »

Lizzie wins ABRSM Gold Award

Category: Pupil Achievements, Music

Congratulations to Lizzie Daniels (U6 IH) who was awarded a Gold Award by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) for gaining an exceptional result in her Grade 8 singing exam.  Gold Awards recognise the few entrants each year who attain the highest marks in the country... More »

Review: May Day Madrigals

Category: Music, General, Community

It doesn't come much better than this: a glorious Spring morning (at last), a fine selection of May ditties from the excellent Chamber Choir and an appreciative and large crowd, all gathered in Court to celebrate May Day weekend.I've been fortunate enough to witness nine occasions such as this over... More »

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