Recent College News

Postponed: Choral Society Concert

Category: Music

It is with regret that the Choral Society Concert, due to take place this evening in the Chapel (Sunday 18 March), has been postponed due to the weather conditions.  More »

Review: 175th/50th Anniversary Gala Concert

Category: Music

Holst’s Planets Suite is not an easy piece to play. Extracts from it feature as audition material for professional orchestral positions for almost every instrument. It is all the more spectacular, then, that such an impressive performance was achieved on Sunday afternoon.  The occasion was... More »

Review: MCCS - Ksenija Sidorova

Category: Music, General, Events

It’s not every day one has the opportunity to hear the classical accordion in concert – even less frequent is the opportunity to listen to a virtuoso solo exponent of the same instrument.  In Ksenija Sidorova we have just that and it’s a refreshing, fascinating and, at times, breath-taking... More »

Southbank Sinfonia Concert

Category: Music

The Music Department will be hosting a side-by-side concert with Southbank Sinfonia as part of the College’s 175th Anniversary celebrations and 50th year of girls at Marlborough. The concert will take place on Sunday 4th March at 3pm in Chapel, which will be the culmination of their residency here... More »

Review: Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: General, Music, Pupil Achievements

When originally planning this concert there could have been a concern that a concert of this nature so early in the term might have fewer participants.  Not a bit of it – in fact, it was fairly bursting at the seams with offers, and what a treat it was.  So much to admire in age, stage... More »

Review: Liederabend

Category: Music

Perhaps one of the most anticipated and most enjoyable recitals of the year is that of the Liederabend which promotes a wonderful line up of French, German and Italian songs in a collaboration between the Music and Modern Languages departments.  A team of talented linguists translate the text... More »

Marlborough College Concert Series: Craig Ogden

Category: Music

The fourth concert in the 2017/18 series was given by virtuoso guitarist, Craig Ogden.  ‘Virtuoso’ is a big word, and often overused but in this case, entirely justified.  The precision with which Ogden plays is electrifying – in fact if you factor into that the balance, voicing,... More »

Review: Wind Department Concert

Category: Music

At the end of a mammoth term of music making (even by Marlborough College Music Department standards) we were treated to a final hurrah in the form of the annual woodwind, brass and percussion departmental Christmas concert.  Once again, we found ourselves in the Ellis Theatre and once... More »

Review: Bobby’s 24 hour Music Marathon

Category: Music

In spectacular style and with an extraordinary team effort the College presented a 24-hour music marathon in memory of Bobby Cox and in support of Bobby's Fund, which in turn supports The Brain Tumour Charity and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.  Some 300 performers took part, presenting... More »

Review: Advent Carol Services

Category: Music

As the end of the long Michaelmas term rolls into view, the Marlborough College community has been treated to four packed Christmas Carol Services under the expert direction of new Choirmaster, Mr Adam Staines.  The service followed the format of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols as... More »

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