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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 »

Music education is vital in today's pressured world

Category: Music, General, Community

Much has been written about the need for powerful musical programmes, not least by the supreme role model of Nicola Benedetti. Never has music's influence been more vital than in today's pressured world. The secret lies in its immediate and durable impact, as a tour of the Marlborough College Choir... More »

End of Year Showcase Concert

Category: Music, Pupil Achievements, General, Events

The final concert of the 2014/15 academic year given by the Shell year group with a sprinkling of Remove was a fitting conclusion to an outstanding year of music making at the College.  This annual concert focuses on emerging talent, both in a solo and ensemble capacity, and a fascinating... More »

Trinity College Diplomas

Category: Music

Alice Hook (MM U6), Sasha Wilcock (EL U6) and Rosie Richards (EL U6) were awarded ATCL diplomas earlier this term. The full title of an ATCL is ‘Associate of Trinity College London’ and it represents an award that is higher in status than Grade 8 and an Advanced Certificate. Alice and Sasha are... More »

Review: Music Technology Recital

Category: Music, Events, General

In a year which has seen dramatic development in the technical side of music making within the College (Illumination, Battle of the Bands, Music in Court on Prize Day), it was perhaps no surprise that there was significant interest and enthusiasm from the pupil perspective towards the Music... More »

Review: May Day Madrigals

Category: Music, General, Events, Community

A decent crowd of hardy souls braved a stiff North Easterly and were rewarded by a stirring performance of ‘Madrigals and Ditties’ to herald the month of May.  Despite the chill in the air, there was a warmth of tone and character in the Chamber Choir’s delivery, and although in such a big... More »

Review: Chapel Choir at St. Paul’s

Category: Music, General, Events

Sitting on top of Ludgate Hill, St. Paul’s Cathedral was built on the highest point in London.  Its dome is one of the highest of its type in the world, and the internal architecture has seen such occasions as the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Baroness Thatcher and Sir... More »

Battle of the Bands

Category: Events, General, Music

In its inaugural year, Battle of the Bands did not disappoint.  Blessed with some glorious spring weather this outdoor bonanza, which included fundraising for The John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital and The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Bobby Cox, cake stalls, burger bar, bouncy castle, tug... More »

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