Music

Review: Lesley Garrett & Anna Tilbrook

Marlborough College Concert Series – Sunday 15 September 2019 Lesley Garrett & Anna Tilbrook The 78th season of world-class musicians in Marlborough opened with a performance from the renowned soprano, Lesley Garrett, accompanied by the excellent Anna Tilbrook on piano. The concert was more “An Evening with … “ rather than a conventional song recital, but […]

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End of Year Showcase Concert

At the end of an enthralling year of music making, we were treated to one last hurrah in the form of the popular End of Year Showcase Concert. Performed to a large and enthusiastic Memorial Hall audience, a truly inclusive event featured both music scholars and non-music scholars alike in a high-class gig, allowing all […]

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Review: Beginners and Intermediate Concert

During the Lent term we decided to pilot a new initiative entitled ‘Beginners and Intermediate Concert’. We had no idea what the response or uptake might be, but suffice to say that such was the interest, we had to spread the concert over two evening performances! No surprise, then, that this will now become a […]

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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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