A large audience had gathered in the Mem Hall on Friday evening for the final major concert of the school year. With the theme as "Music from the films", there was much to entertain and stir the souls of the audience, and a memorable anniversary to mark.
Brasser, conducted by Alex... More »
After the atrocious weather conditions of 1st May 2012 when all and sundry retreated to the Chapel for the annual madrigals, the contrast this year could not have been greater. A glorious sunny day was already in full swing as the Chamber Choir took to the Bradleian Arches to deliver a varied... More »
The final musical event of the Lent Term was the annual Choral Society concert held as usual in Chapel, featuring two exquisite works, one by Dvorak and one by Brahms. The first work was the lesser known of the two, namely Dvorak's Te Deum, and this provided the perfect curtain raiser to Brahms'... More »
In the plethora of musical events packed into the 2013 Lent term, five leading College Music Scholars gave a recital at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, as part of their lunchtime recital series. The theatre is large and the acoustic is dry, but the Scholars acquitted themselves very well in... More »
The Lent Term organ recitals began at the end of January with a recital by the College Organist, Ian Crabbe. I doubt that there is a better organist in any other school in the country. The highlight for me was his opening piece - the great Fantasia and Fugue in G minor by JS Bach. The second... More »
A packed Goodison Hall (supplemented by visiting pupils from Marlborough College Malaysia) witnessed another mesmerising display from leading College musicians, many of whom were top Music Scholars, producing true and impressive performances throughout. The repertoire was beautifully eclectic, not... More »
The Chapel Choir visited Winchester Cathedral this term to perform choral evensong. Winchester Cathedral. On approach, Winchester Cathedral is a rather curious, almost bland building, with the squat central tower, but once inside, one is treated to an Aladdin's cave of architectural interest... More »
Congratulations to Lower Sixth Music Scholar Savannah Brown (MO) in achieving a Diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in both saxophone and violin. To achieve such an award in one discipline whilst still at school is considered remarkable, but on two is truly exceptional.... More »
Now in its fifth season, the two day residency at Marlborough College of members of the College’s professional orchestra in partnership, London’s Southbank Sinfonia, has acquired an excellent reputation amongst members of the College community and local members of the public. Consequently... More »
A highlight of the Southbank Sinfonia residency is the chamber music recital given by a variety of Southbank Sinfonia ensembles, always to a packed Goodison Hall.
That concert this year opened with Five Dances by Mozart, which was the perfect curtain raiser and performed with polish and... More »