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Review: Advent Carol Service

Category: Music

An exquisite Service heralded the advent of two important things: firstly the conventional message, in which begins one of the most beautiful seasons in the Christian year (which was perfectly captured in this annual Advent Carol Service in Chapel), and the second which was the dawn of a new era... More »

Review – Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

Category: Music, General, Pupil Achievements

Music Scholar concerts and recitals are always special events. They are an opportunity to showcase some considerable talent from the very youngest to the more experienced and they seldom disappoint.  This year's annual Music Scholars' gala recital in The Princess Alexandra Hall, at London's... More »

Review: An Evening for Advent

Category: Music, Academic, General

An expectant audience gathered in the Adderley on Wednesday 29th November for the annual cross-departmental collaboration between Modern Languages and Music. Celebrating the season of Advent and the expectation of Christmas through readings in eight languages, interspersed with musical interludes,... More »

24 hour Music Marathon starts Saturday

Category: Music

MARLBOROUGH College is hosting a 24 hour Music Marathon this weekend to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity and the John Radcliffe Hospital. What is it and where? The event is a 24-hour music marathon in memory of Bobby Cox who, just over two years ago, tragically died of a brain tumour. He... More »

Review: House Shout/Harmony

Category: Music, General, Events

In the final week before half-term, the annual House Song and Harmony competition descended upon the College. With two new venues in place to substitute for the Memorial Hall, the format of the competition had to change, but the Houses produced some music that was no less impressive than in... More »

Review: MCCS Southbank Sinfonia

Category: Music, General

Sunday night saw the Marlborough College Concert Series welcome to the chapel our professional orchestra in partnership, the Southbank Sinfonia, to perform a stunning selection of repertoire which sought to redefine the way one thinks about chamber music.The first half, Grieg’s String Quartet was a... More »

Review: Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: Music, General, Pupil Achievements

Thursday 28 September 2017The first formal evening recital of the new school year was a much-anticipated occasion and perhaps slightly unusually, featured not only more seasoned Music Scholars, but additionally several very impressive new Shell musicians.  The programme could hardly have been... More »

Review: Stephen Hough (MCCS)

Category: Music

Marlborough College Concert Series promises to promote 'world-class musicians at affordable prices'. The opening recital of the 2017/18 series provided just that: for just £20 (which included a complimentary glass of Mionetto Prosecco and a free programme) the sell-out capacity audience was treated... More »

Review: End of Year Showcase Concert

Category: Music, General, Events

At the end of a marathon year of concerts, masterclasses, collaborations, outreach projects - in fact, all manner of events, this was most definitely the final event of the year!  Not that it lacked any of the usual intrigue, variety or passion.  Indeed, this concert, perhaps, included... More »

Review: Chamber Choir Concert – Ramsbury

Category: Music, General, Events

Taking Marlborough College music out into our local community is important for so many reasons, not least because the public can witness for themselves the array of talent that exists within the Music Department.  The Chamber Choir’s concert at Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury was a perfect... More »

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