Recent College News

Review: Calne Music Festival Recital

Category: Music, General, Events

After a whirlwind start to the term which saw four public concert performances from Music Scholars in one week alone, the run of outings was completed with the annual pilgrimage for a recital at the Calne Festival on a beautiful, crisp autumn day.  There was nothing autumnal about the... More »

Review: House Singing Competition

Category: Music, General, Events

The annual House Singing competition is traditionally a high-energy, high-stakes, and high-standard event, and this year’s offering was no exception.We were treated to some fantastically energetic renditions of a number of classic tunes, as well as, notably, some unique conducting. It was a real... More »

Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

Category: Music, General, Pupil Achievements

A little earlier in the calendar than in previous years, the annual London Music Scholars’ Gala Concert took place at its established venue, namely the beautiful Princess Alexandra Hall at the Royal Over-Seas League.  The concert was a celebration not only of established talent from our Upper... More »

Review: House Harmony

Category: Music

House Harmony has come to be a real highlight of the Michaelmas Term, and the evening of Thursday 6th October was no exception. Entirely student-led, teams of no more than ten singers take to the high-wire to perform original arrangements. Performances ranged from the sublime to the hilarious and... More »

Compline for the Eve of St. Michael and All Angels

Category: Music, General, Community

Last Wednesday the recently formed Compline Choir, made up of the six most accomplished choral singers in College, sang Compline for the Eve of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (to whom Chapel is dedicated). Alongside the traditional plainsong, the candlelit congregation enjoyed Palestrina’s... More »

Oxford Choral Scholarships

Category: Music

The College community was delighted to receive news that Sarah Mattinson (U6 MM) and Jonathan Venn (U6 C3) have been awarded choral scholarships at the University of Oxford. Sarah and Jonathan, both of whom are members of the Chapel Choir, Chamber Choir, and Compline Choir in addition to their... More »

Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: General, Music, Events

The first major recital of the term was an Evening Pupils’ Recital, which ostensibly served as a ‘dry run’ for forthcoming major public performances for Music Scholars.  A concert of predominantly ambitious chamber music so early in the school year (just three weeks in) is a potentially... More »

Review: Wolf Hall Live!

Category: Music, General, Community

This year’s concert series got off to a flying start on Sunday evening as Marlborough was treated to a visit by one of the UK’s finest and most renowned composers. Classic FM Composer in Residence Debbie Wiseman MBE boasts over 200 film and television soundtracks to her name including Stephen Fry’s... More »

Michaelmas Term Music

Category: Music

The Michaelmas term is a particularly rich and exciting time of musical opportunity and offers pupils and audiences an enticing and intoxicating blend of style, covering all ages and stages within the Music Department.  The Chapel Choir is a regular weekly performer and highlights are... More »

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 »

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