Recent College News

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 »

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 »

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