Recent College News

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 »

Choral Scholarships

Category: Music, Pupil Achievements, General

The College is delighted to announce that two members of the Upper Sixth have been awarded Choral Scholarships to the University of Oxford. Rosie Richards (El) and Dan Springate (Su), both Head Choristers of the Chapel Choir, have been offered awards at St. Peter's and The Queen's Colleges... More »

Review: Nash Ensemble

Category: Music

The 2014-2015 Marlborough College Concert Series opened with a magnificent performance by the Nash Ensemble celebrating its 50th year and, to judge only by the captivated attention of the audience including 35 music students from the College, the original members of the Ensemble should have been... More »

Percussion Recital

Category: Music

Last night music scholars and percussionists were treated to a hugely entertaining and informative lecture recital by Colin McCann. Colin is a member of our visiting music teacher team but is also a busy and sought-after percussionist in the West End. Interspersed amongst witty anecdotes, he... More »

National Schools Symphony Orchestra

Category: Music, Community

Eight members of the College performed on Sunday 20th July as part of the National Schools Symphony Orchestra.The performance came at the end of a residential week of intensive music tuition and ensemble training, held this year at Malvern College.The eight are:O Mattinson (C2 L6)S Mattinson (MM... More »

Review: End of Year Showcase Concert

Category: Music, Events

With anticipated charisma and zest, the final musical hurrah of the year took place to a sell-out Ellis Theatre – a fitting conclusion to a memorable year of music making at the College and indeed further afield (New York and London to name but a few).  Instead of a showcase concert that... More »

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