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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 »

Review: Wind Department Concert

Category: Music, General, Events

The annual Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Department Christmas Concert was simply thrilling, propelled along by the passion of the pupils under the enthusiastic and expert direction of Alex Arkwright and supported notably by Hayley Lambert and Sacha Johnson.The Big Band swung into action with... More »

Review: Carol Services

Category: Music, General, Events

A time for celebration, a time for reflection, a time of anticipation. Just a few thoughts which perhaps cross our minds as we approach the end of a long term. There can surely be no better way to pause and consider these sensations than in attending one of the four Christmas carol services, held... More »

Review: Orchestral Concert

Category: Music, General, Events, Pupil Achievements

The promise for this concert was a glitzy occasion, littered with beautiful tunes and the Michaelmas Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic concert lived up to the expectation.  A capacity Ellis Theatre audience was treated to music by Sibelius, Percy Fletcher, the evergreen and familiar music to... More »

Review: An Evening for Advent

Category: Music, General, Pupil Achievements

Advent is arguably the most poignant and exciting time of year.  A time of anticipation, a time of hope and, of course, the prospect of Christmas, but above all (and something that sometimes becomes lost in the frenzy of commercial activity) it is the beginning of the Christian year.An Evening... More »

Review: Advent Carol Service

Category: Music, General, Community

Sunday 27 November 2016Happy New Liturgical year! On Sunday evening, the chapel was filled to bursting to celebrate the start of the Christmas period. Beautifully decorated with hundreds of candles, the space resounded over the course of a highly moving service. With the choir expertly conducted by... More »

Review: MCCS - Paul Turner

Category: Music

Paul Turner is a well-known presence in this locality and so it was no surprise to see the Memorial Hall full of subscribers as well as his local fan club! The concert opened with a rarely played gem – Mozart’s Suite in C K399, which is a work that bridges the gap between the Baroque and Classical... More »

Review: Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: Music

Evening recitals have a special charm.  They are traditionally more intimate occasions and offer an alternative mood from the larger scale orchestra and choral performances.  The November Evening Recital was a fine example of just that, with some truly engaging and persuasive... More »

Review: Band of the Grenadier Guards

Category: Music

Variety is the spice of life (or so they say) and one of the key objectives for the Marlborough College Concert Series is to provide just that, both within the series as a whole and within the individual concerts themselves. The concert given by The Band of the Grenadier Guards on Friday 4th... More »

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