Recent College News

Review: Evensong at Keble College

Category: Music

There is much lively debate concerning the architectural design of Keble College, Oxford.  To some, it is a red brick monstrosity, to others hallowed turf full of precious memories.  What is beyond conjecture, however, is the chapel: Butterfield’s 1876 splendid design provides an opulent... More »

Review: Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: Music

A shorter (but not short on quality) recital rounded off the first quarter of this even shorter term to excellent effect.  Virtually all performers on display were Music Scholars (and the few who weren’t might as well be) and as a consequence, this was a classy display of music making both in... More »

Review: Liederabend

Category: Academic, General, Music

The Liederabend on Tuesday evening was once again a magnificent evening of European song and, now in its ninth year, another very successful collaboration between the Modern Languages and Music Departments.Twenty of some of the finest continental songs were performed by singers from the Shell to... More »

Review: Tasmin Little & Martin Roscoe

Category: Music

Some years ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Tasmin Little in a performance at the BBC Proms.  What I heard was compelling in every sense:  musically, emotionally and technically an artist of huge personality and stature, an artist with a gift to communicate and engage at the very... More »

OMs take the stage

Category: Music, Events, General

A number of OMs on the Yucatan records label performed in the Mem Hall on Saturday evening.Josh Edwards (BH 2004-09), Josh Jordan (LI 2004-09), Will Stokes (B1 2003-08) and Seb Fagg (C1 2004-09) all performed alongside Blanco White on stage.To find out more about Yucatan Records and George Cosby... More »

Charity Concert

Category: Music

A charity concert organised by Alice Studdert-Kennedy (NC U6) is taking place on Saturday evening at St Mary’s Church in Marlborough.The evening is to raise funds for the SPRINT fund, a charity set up to help children who have had acquired brain injury recuperate and get them living a normal and... More »

Review: Wind Department Concert

Category: Music, General, Events

An enthusiastic Memorial Hall audience was entertained by an energetic and eclectic mix of material, the common theme being the evident enjoyment of both players and conductors.Big Band set the tone with three high quality pieces, including a rendition of ‘That’s Life’ as a suitable tribute to... More »

Review: Carol Services

Category: Music, General, Community

The order of service for the recent festival of lessons and carols announced ‘a traditional service’.  Traditional it was, but in no way predictable or routine.  Point of fact, it was a superb blend of the established with music by the late Sir David Willcocks, the evergreen John Rutter... More »

Music Events Round-Up

Category: Music, General, Events

In this busy time of year music is bursting out everywhere as it should. The Goodison Hall, the Ellis Theatre and the Chapel have all hosted events recently, with the Mem Hall still to come.On lunchtime on Friday 4th December, a student-led concert entertained us with a sequence of good variety: an... More »

Review: Advent Carol Service

Category: Music

There can be no doubt that this year’s Advent Carol Service was perhaps one of the most special in living memory.  A packed and beautifully decorated Chapel is unquestionably the perfect setting to celebrate the new Christian year and the Choir’s contribution to this exquisite occasion was... More »

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