Recent College News

Review: Pupils’ Recital

Category: Music

There is seldom an occasion where a Marlburian fails to rise to a task and Thursday Evening's Pupils’ Recital proved to be no exception. After a busy start to the Lent term, and with half-term rapidly approaching, there was still a sense of energy and spirit in the performers.A plethora of... More »

Review: Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral

Category: Music

Gloucester Cathedral is roughly half as old as Christianity itself. The building started life as the Abbey Church of a Benedictine monastery with construction work beginning in 1089, but even before that there was a place of worship on the site dating back to around 700 AD.  By comparison to... More »

MCCS: Southbank Sinfonia

Category: Music, General, Events

It was a great pleasure to welcome back to Marlborough the Southbank Sinfonia, under the baton of Simon Over. This band, formed of young professionals at the beginning of their careers, reinvents itself every year with a new group of exciting talent and, in fact, they had only been together for one... More »

Review: Liederabend

Category: Music

Now enjoying its eighth year, Liederabend is a magnificent collaboration between the Modern Languages and Music Departments.  In the past linguists came purely to enjoy great continental poetry, brought to life in song but this year was the first year that linguists had also translated the... More »

Review: Vocal Masterclass

Category: Music, General, Events

Vocal Masterclass with Michael HarperSunday 18th January, Goodison Hall Eleven pupils drawn from the Hundred, Lower and Upper Sixth participated in an inspirational Vocal Masterclass this afternoon with international singer, teacher and workshop facilitator - Michael Harper.  He coaxed,... More »

MCCS: Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Category: Music

A fine Concert Series, such as the College one, is packed with the stars of the classical music scene; performers such as Peter Donohoe,  Emma Johnson,  Evelyn Glennie, the Choir of Wells Cathedral, The Nash Ensemble, The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, to name but a very few, have... More »

Review: Christmas Carol Services

Category: Music, Community, Events, General

It takes some strength to sing a carol service or two, but four in three days is just about the limit, so congratulations then to the Choir, PAJH and IGC et al for triumphing in this marathon performance weekend.The Choir have come a long way under Mr Hodgkinson: the stalls are full, there’s a feel... More »

Wind Department Concert

Category: Music, Events, General

A final hurrah to an action packed term saw the Wind Department produce an excellent, varied and superbly prepared performance in the Memorial Hall on Monday 8th December.  The date had to be changed due to an unusual number of leading Music Scholars away on Oxbridge interviews, but in no way... More »

Pupil Achievements

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. November On Monday 4th November Elisabeth Daniels (IH L6) was crowned the winner of the Bath Young... More »

Modern Languages Advent Event

Category: Events, General, Music

There was standing-room only in the Adderley for this evening's Modern Languages Advent Event - a collaborative annual fixture organised by the Modern Languages and Music Departments.Idiomatic readings by groups and individuals in Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Mandarin and Arabic were... More »

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