Recent College News

Review: MCCS Concert

Category: Music

Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva are two pianists who over their careers have become critically acclaimed, as both soloists and ensemble players. With a plethora of international experience as pianists, their virtuosic skill and dexterity was apparent in their choice of repertoire.Opening the... More »

Review: House Song Competition

Category: Music

The annual House Song Competition has a reputation for passion, participation, energy, enthusiasm and, on occasion, a whisker of controversy.  Mercifully this year, the latter was anonymous and each House offered worthy contributions sprinkled with some real highlights along the way.  The... More »

Memorial Hall Performance

Category: Music

Violinist Lizzie Daniels (IH U6) has enjoyed considerable success in recent years, most notably winning Bath Young Musician of the Year competition in 2014, being appointed as a member of the National Youth Orchestra, and achieving an extraordinary 148 out of 150 in a recent Grade 8 singing exam.... More »

Marlborough College Concert Series

Category: Music, General, Events

'Emma Johnson – Clarinet Goes to Town' Emma Johnson was crowned BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1984, in itself a magnificent achievement but in a way, that was the easy bit.  What comes after is so much more challenging and that is to sustain a meaningful career decade after decade with... More »

Review: Recital at Calne Festival

Category: Music, General, Events

The annual visit to the Calne Music Festival lunchtime series is always a wonderful opportunity for our most talented musicians to perform. Surrounded by local artwork, this unique and very intimate concert hall can be an intimidating venue for even our most experienced musicians, especially when... More »

Review: House Harmony

Category: Music

The much-anticipated House Harmony once again took place to a packed and enthusiastic Memorial Hall and, as usual, was an absorbing and entertaining spectacle.  Harmony is tough – groups consist of a maximum of ten singers singing unaccompanied and often intricate songs which tests both... More »

Review: Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: Music

Thursday 1 October 2015A little earlier in the Michaelmas Term than was either expected or usual due to the later date of the annual London Gala Concert (November), the Evening Pupils’ Recital began the feast of musical performances scheduled for the year ahead.Always up for a challenge to make... More »

Oxford Choral Scholarship

Category: Music

The College was delighted to receive news that our two applicants for choral scholarships at the University of Oxford were both successful. Bel Guillaume (CO L6), who won a scholarship at St. Peter’s College, and Thor Kverndal (C1 L6), at Oriel, follow a long tradition of Marlburians who have... More »

Review: Marlborough College Concert Series

Category: Music

Marlborough College Concert Series – 20 September 2015Dame Felicity Lott (soprano) with Graham Johnson (piano)There can be few more revered or accomplished musicians alive today than the magnificent soprano Dame Felicity Lott:  a world class singer indeed.  A perfect way, then, to kick... More »

Tour Diary: Chapel Choir Trip

Category: Music

Tour Diary: Chapel Choir Trip, Bayeux & Paris Thirty-one members of the Chapel Choir have just returned from a fantastic five-day tour of France. After a ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Caen (a heady combination of card games and sea sickness) we drove onto Bayeux to rehearse for the... More »

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