Archive for the ‘The Arts’ Category

The redesigned King’s Music School website

Category: News, The Arts

The King’s School Music department website has been updated: click here. More »

Chamber Orchestra Concert

Category: Events, News, The Arts

The King’s School Chamber Orchestra’s November concert presented short pieces of baroque and early classical music in the Shirley Hall. The programme featured some fine solo performances in Haydn’s Concerto for Two Horns, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.4, Manfredini’s Concerto for Two Trumpets and movements from two Handel Concerti Grossi. There were also impressive contributions from More »

Athenian vase painting

Category: News, The Arts

The Fifth Form Classical Civilisation class had an enjoyable practical session in the King’s Pottery earlier this Autumn term as part of the preparation for controlled assessment on Athenian vase painting. The pupils designed their own scenes based on one of the ‘Labours of Hercules’ and influenced by ancient Greek vase painters. Students described the session as ‘magnificent‘ and as More »

‘Where words fail, music speaks’

Category: Events, News, The Arts

‘Where words fail, music speaks’ – Hans Christian Andersen Half term drew to a musical conclusion with the annual House Song Competition, judged by Paul Smith (Founder of VOCES8) and Spencer Payne (Director of Music at St. Edmund’s School), seeing boys’ boarding house Meister Omers crowned winners for the second, successive year. A wonderful display of More »

Jazz at the Movies

Category: Events, News, The Arts

Tuesday saw the long awaited return of the professional jazz outfit, Jazz at the Movies, featuring the amazing vocals of Joanna Eden ("The UK’s answer to Norah Jones and Diana Krall" TIME OUT and teacher of music artist Sam Smith) fronting a band filled with top jazz players, led by Chris Ingram (piano). The amazing hour More »

Fifth Form artists visit Tate Modern

Category: News, The Arts

Last week, Fifth Form artists and photographers visited the Tate Modern in London. The purpose of the trip was to give the pupils the opportunity to find interesting artists and artwork that could relate to their major project on identity. One of the most popular collections the students viewed was the new Switch House, which offers a collection of conceptual work.  More »

Sixth Form flautist achieves notable diploma

Category: News, The Arts

Current 6a (Year 13) pupil, Lottie Johnson (Walpole House), recently received her DipABRSM – a music performance diploma that is a recognised and respected qualification worldwide. A committed and talented flautist, Lottie has been playing flute for over ten years, obtaining her Grade 8 certificate in 2014. The DipABRSM is approximately equivalent to the first More »

‘All’s Well That Ends Well’

Category: Events, News, The Arts

The 2016 King’s Week will certainly be one to remember; packed to the brim with talent, excitement, energy and fun! We have seen incredible plays including Romeo & Juliet, Prince of Denmark and Oedipus Rex, enchanting concerts such as Jazz on a Summer Sunset, Virtuosi and The Serenade and an array of lectures, tours, challenges and feasts! I am More »

Persephone: A Fashion Show

Category: News, The Arts

Luca Pawson’s much anticipated ‘Persephone’ fashion show took place on a beautiful March evening in the atmospheric medieval setting of the Beerling Hall. After a welcoming drinks reception and art exhibition, guests made their way upstairs to find their seats, the lights were dimmed, and Marilyn Manson’s ‘Killing Strangers’ set the electrifying tone for what More »

ARTiculation 2016

Category: News, The Arts

Current pupil Ruby Bansal (6b, Luxmoore) was thanked by everyone at Rouche Court Educational Trust for her excellent presentation for the ARTiculation 2016 Heat at the Quarter House, Folkestone. She was commended for her engaging and assured public speaking with flawless delivery about The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Jerusalem. ‘She was an astonishing public More »