Recent College News

Percussion Recital

Category: Music

Last night music scholars and percussionists were treated to a hugely entertaining and informative lecture recital by Colin Mcann. 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 »

Review: Summer Scholars' Recital

Category: Music, Events

The penultimate concert of the year was delivered to a packed Goodison Hall and further endorsed the notion that music at Marlborough is in fine fettle.  Given that this was a concert that predominantly featured just two year groups (Remove and L6) this was a remarkable, varied, exciting and... More »

Chamber Choir at Ramsbury

Category: Music, Events, Community

The Chamber Choir was delighted to receive such a warm reception at their concert in Ramsbury Parish Church on the evening of Thursday 19th June.These seventeen talented singers, who have only been singing as a group for just over a month, sang repertoire spanning six centuries, from plainsong,... More »

Music Technology Presentation

Category: Music, Events

Amongst the many qualities enjoyed through music at Marlborough we pride ourselves on diversity and opportunity.  The Music Technology department, led by the excellent Marius Baldrey embraces those qualities to perfection and the results are very good indeed.  Though there are fewer... More »

Prep School String Orchestras in Partnership

Category: Music, Events

Last term, Marlborough’s orchestra in partnership, Southbank Sinfonia visited the College to give two days of inspiring side-by-side workshops which culminated in a fine concert.   For the Prep Schools Orchestra in Partnership afternoon it was the turn of Marlborough’s string players to... More »

Review: May Day Madrigals

Category: Music, Events, Community

A grim, grey, damp, drizzly May Day this year then, which sadly, in the end, put paid to the preferred choice of the top of the Bradleian Arches as the venue for the madrigals.  It takes more than a bit of inclement British weather, however, to throw Mr Hodgkinson and his merry bunch of... More »

Review: Jazz Evening

Category: Music, Events

There’s something rather special about the last night of any school term, so what better way to relax and celebrate than settling down to a convivial evening of jazz in the Marlburian.  The evening, humorously presented by the ubiquitous AJA, was an informal event with audience and guests... More »

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