Prep School Evensong collaboration

Thursday 16th June 2022

On Sunday 12 June, the College welcomed 31 members of the Chapel Choir from The Blue Coat School in Birmingham to engage in a collaborative choral evensong with our own Chapel Choir. The initiative was set up by our Artistic Director, Philip Dukes, who has enjoyed a long association with The Blue Coat School since he was a pupil there between 1976 and 1978.

The joint choirs were conducted by Marlborough’s Director of Chapel Music, Adam Meehan-Staines, and the Director of Music from The Blue Coat School, Jeremy Nicklin.

It was a welcome return for Jeremy after his splendid adjudication of both House Harmony and House Shout last October. It was also very pleasing to welcome such a large cohort of parents from Blue Coat School.

The plan is to make this an annual occurrence with a visit by our choir to Blue Coat School in 2023 to sing in their soon to be beautifully refurbished Chapel.

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