Recent College News

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 »

Review: Orchestral and Ensembles Gala Concert

Category: Music, General, Events

The final large-ensembles concert of the academic year inevitably evokes a combination of joy and sadness. Friday evening’s concert showed exactly that; it was a celebration of the incredible standard of music-making that goes on week in week out at the College, as well as a chance to thank and bid... More »

Review: Music Technology Recital

Category: Music, General

The Music Tech ‘concert’ was, once again, an effective and persuasive presentation of various tasks associated with AS and A2 Music Technology.  It’s a nice vibe as pupils sit around the Goodison Hall and appreciate each other’s talents both in a technical and practical capacity.  The... More »

Video: Ralph Salmins

Category: Music, General, Speakers

The College was very pleased to receive world-renowned percussionist and kit player, Ralph Salmins for a day of workshops, classes and one-to-one teaching.  Ralph is recognised as being one of the leading exponents in his field and his clear enthusiasm and love for his music was very evident... More »

Prep School Directors of Music Day

Category: Music, General, Events

On Tuesday 2nd May, Marlborough welcomed the directors of music from 23 prep schools alongside 51 Year Six pupils for a full and varied day of musical outreach and networking.Following a registration and greeting from PTD in the Memorial Hall, the delegates were treated to a trip to Norwood ahead... More »

Review: Battle of the Bands

Category: Music, General, Community

The Battle of the Bands is now an established fixture, which heralds the beginning of the Summer Term to good effect.  There is a respectful and convivial atmosphere within the marquee in Court as pupils, staff, friends and family mingle to witness an eclectic mixture of songs all of which are... More »

Chamber Music Concert: St George’s Church

Category: Music, General, Community

The musical life at Marlborough was further enriched last Friday by an exciting new venture masterminded by our new Head of Strings, Mr Hector Scott. Twelve pupil musicians showcased their talents in a chamber music concert at St George’s Church, Preshute, a visually and acoustically appropriate... More »

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