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Review: Chamber Orchestra Concert

Category: Music

Chamber Orchestra Concert – St Mary’s Church, Friday 27 April A 5pm (free) concert on a Friday at the end of a busy week featuring Brandenburg 3, a world première and a guitar concerto by Vivaldi in a beautiful church with a lush acoustic – sounds perfect doesn’t it?  Well, to put it simply,... More »

Review: Vocal Masterclass

Category: Music

The annual Vocal Masterclass is always a special occasion.  It’s special for lots of reasons: we welcome a distinguished vocalist, in this case Theresa Goble – Professor of Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (and by the way, she was terrific from both a technical and an... More »

Review: Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral

Category: Music, General, Events

I’ve been to St Paul’s Cathedral a few times, in fact I’ve performed there too which gives me an advantage in writing a meaningful review.  I vowed I would never mention myself in a review but in this context it helps to emphasise the enormity of what Choirmaster Adam Staines and his team... More »

Review: Battle of the Bands

Category: Music, General, Community

Now in its fourth year, the ‘Battle of the Bands’ is firmly established as a co-curricular event of note. The standard is high and whilst there is a good atmosphere of healthy competitiveness, there isn’t quite the heady intensity of the House Shout, which is a good thing. By kind permission of... More »

Review: Jazz Evening

Category: Music, General, Events

One of the more informal occasions of the musical year is the highly popular Jazz Evening.After a whirlwind (quite literally with our friend 'the beast from the east') Lent Term of musical events, this is a chance for parents, staff and pupils to enjoy a convivial evening and relax, to the tune of... More »

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 »

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