Recent College News

The Chapel Webcasts

Category: Music

Over the course of this academic year, several recordings have been made of our Sunday Chapel services. We are proud to present some of the choir’s contributions, as part of the College’s ongoing mission and outreach, for the benefit and enjoyment of parents, OMs, friends of the College, and any... More »

Review: Jazz Evening

Category: Music, General, Pupil Achievements

Candlelit tables, low lighting and the welcoming smile of Dennis at the bar set the scene for the last hurrah of the musical term.  With strains of The Messiah still ringing in the ears of many Marlborough musicians (who, barely 48 hours previously, had taken part in a magnificent rendition of... More »

Choral Society Concert: Handel’s Messiah

Category: Music, General, Community

The Choral Society concert remains a glorious annual tradition: a celebration, a collaboration, participation from all corners (quite literally in this production which saw an interesting use of the Chapel in an ‘in the round performance’) and the result is something really marvellous.  This... More »

Video: Ensembles & Orchestral Concert

Category: Music, General, Pupil Achievements

As a member of the audience, it is always a wonderful treat to attend our annual side-by-side concert with the Southbank Sinfonia. As a Marlburian instrumentalist, it is a real privilege to play alongside some of the finest young professional musicians in the country. This wonderful opportunity... More »

Review: Bach Cantata BWV 150

Category: Music

Evening Prayer on Sunday 5th March took a slightly different format, with members of the Chapel Choir singing one of Bach’s earliest cantatas, accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich (For you, Lord, I long) is an extended work in seven movements for soloists and... More »

Compline for Ash Wednesday

Category: Music

On Wednesday 1st March at 9.10pm, the Chamber Choir and Compline Choir joined forces to sing a beautifully reflective, candlelit service of Compline for Ash Wednesday. The two groups are made up of the most senior and experienced members of the Chapel Choir, many of them former Cathedral... More »

Review: Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: Music, General, Pupil Achievements

In a truly remarkable evening which embraced chamber music, solo performers, inter-departmental cross-collaboration, concertos (trumpets and strings), scholars, non-scholars, Shell pupils, future Marlburians and culminating in a vibrant performance of Vivaldi’s glorious A minor Double Cello... More »

Review: Liederabend

Category: Music, General, Community

“Music and poetry have a common domain, from which they draw inspiration and in which they operate: the landscape of the soul.  Together, they have the power to lend intellectual form to what is sensed and felt, to transmute both into a language that no other art can express.  The magic... More »

Review: Marlborough College Concert Series

Category: Music, General, Community

On a freezing Sunday afternoon, the attentive and responsive audience who filled the Memorial Hall as part of Marlborough College’s continuing Concert Series, were thrilled by the wonderful Academy of St Martin in the Fields Sextet.It is a rare treat to hear six musicians of such calibre and their... More »

Video: Chapel Choir in Kraków

Category: Music, General, Trips

Members of the College Chapel Choir have just returned from an enjoyable and successful five-day tour to Kraków and the surrounding areas.The choir gave five performances, singing at Masses and concerts at some remarkable and contrasting churches, including Arka Pana, and St Katherine’s in... More »

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