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Marlborough College Concert Series: Craig Ogden

Category: Music, General, Events

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 »

Review: Advent Carol Service

Category: Music

An exquisite Service heralded the advent of two important things: firstly the conventional message, in which begins one of the most beautiful seasons in the Christian year (which was perfectly captured in this annual Advent Carol Service in Chapel), and the second which was the dawn of a new era... More »

Review – Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

Category: Music, General, Pupil Achievements

Music Scholar concerts and recitals are always special events. They are an opportunity to showcase some considerable talent from the very youngest to the more experienced and they seldom disappoint.  This year's annual Music Scholars' gala recital in The Princess Alexandra Hall, at London's... More »

Review: An Evening for Advent

Category: Music, Academic, General

An expectant audience gathered in the Adderley on Wednesday 29th November for the annual cross-departmental collaboration between Modern Languages and Music. Celebrating the season of Advent and the expectation of Christmas through readings in eight languages, interspersed with musical interludes,... More »

24 hour Music Marathon starts Saturday

Category: Music

MARLBOROUGH College is hosting a 24 hour Music Marathon this weekend to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity and the John Radcliffe Hospital. What is it and where? The event is a 24-hour music marathon in memory of Bobby Cox who, just over two years ago, tragically died of a brain tumour. He... More »

Review: House Shout/Harmony

Category: Music, General, Events

In the final week before half-term, the annual House Song and Harmony competition descended upon the College. With two new venues in place to substitute for the Memorial Hall, the format of the competition had to change, but the Houses produced some music that was no less impressive than in... More »

Review: MCCS Southbank Sinfonia

Category: Music, General

Sunday night saw the Marlborough College Concert Series welcome to the chapel our professional orchestra in partnership, the Southbank Sinfonia, to perform a stunning selection of repertoire which sought to redefine the way one thinks about chamber music.The first half, Grieg’s String Quartet was a... More »

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