Music

Pupils’ Evening Recital

At the end of a very busy Summer term, it was such a treat to hear some of the College’s pupils give a recital of the highest standard. In the newly refurbished Memorial Hall with a beautifully intimate feel to the evening, Jason Kellinger (C3 L6) opened the concert with an arresting and bold rendition […]

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Music Diploma Qualifications

The Music Department is delighted to report the following pupils having achieved diploma qualifications during this academic year. The Dip ABRSM and ATCL awards are the highest practical examination award available beyond Grade 8 and represent a significant achievement following a lengthy recital programme. The achievement brings letters after the individual’s name and are as […]

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Orchestral and Ensembles Concert

The concert opened with Brasser’s masterful performance of Just a Closer Walk with Thee demonstrating total dynamic control and bringing to life the varied genres of this eclectic piece. The bar was therein set and the tone of the evening firmly established. Sleep allowed the ensemble to exhibit their full tonal colour; Whitacre’s music is […]

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Music Technology Recital

Marius Baldrey has led the Music Technology department at the College with distinction for over a decade, and it’s with huge sadness that we say goodbye to him at the end of this term. Many a pupil will have benefited from his expertise but moreover his sensitivity and compassion, which is prevalent in all he […]

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Chapel Choir at Windsor

The Chapel Choir travelled to Windsor on Wednesday 8th May to sing a service of Choral Evensong in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. In such a stunning setting, full of history and elegance and adorned with beautifully woven standards, the Choir truly rose to the occasion. As the choir processed in there was a palpable […]

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Review: Chamber Music Concert

Between the First and Second World Wars my mother helped a former actress run a boarding house in St John’s Wood, London. This particularly attracted students of the Royal Academy of Music. There would be some 20 to 25 students at a time. They would stay (in term times) for upwards of three years. The […]

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Review: May Day Madrigals

Now is the month of Maying! If ever there was a day to wake up early and hear a choir sing to celebrate the coming of spring, it is on the first of May for the annual May Day Madrigals. The calm and bright morning was duly complemented by the rich and sonorous sounds of […]

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Review: Battle of the Bands

Now in its fifth year, Battle of the Bands is an established fixture. Whilst it is something of a ‘light touch’ event and conducted in tremendous spirit, it is keenly contested and produces some fine individual and collective performances. This year was no exception, with competitors clearly relishing the opportunity to demonstrate their considerable talents […]

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Philip Dukes appointed Savannah Music Festival Artistic Advisor

Philip Dukes, Artistic Director at Marlborough College, has been announced as the new Savannah Music Festival USA, Artistic Advisor (Chamber Music). He will take over from violinist Daniel Hope, who this year will see out his 16th and final season as Associate Artistic Director. For the 2020 season, he will be succeeded by the violist/conductor […]

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Review: Rock and Pop Concert

After the success of the musical, Cabaret, and the uplifting performance in Chapel of Elijah there was still one more musical treat in store for the Lent term, and what a fabulous evening it was. The inaugural Rock and Pop Concert was held on the last night of term – a more informal and relaxed […]

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