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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Maya appears on Britain’s Got Talent

Category: Music, News

Music scholar Maya Moh (Mitchinson’s, Vth) appeared on Britain’s Got Talent with the Chineke! Junior Orchestra last Saturday, receiving four yesses to make it through to the next round. Maya, who is also part of the King’s Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, described it as a really exciting but also nerve-wracking experience. “We were quite scared More »

Music at King’s: Inspiring facilities & unrivalled opportunities

Category: Music, News

Creative expression is central to the King’s education and music is a key part of that. Every pupil engages in some form of music, while over 250 students get involved with regular ensembles and 650 music lessons take place every week. Variety is key to the programme and the diversity of opportunities available has grown More »

George wins first ever King’s Open Soloist Competition

Category: Music, News

George Titterton (Marlowe, 6a) won the first ever King’s Open Soloist Competition on Saturday evening. Playing the horn, his performance of the challenging final movement from Larrson’s Concertino No.5 took the top prize, while Oscar Colliar (Galpin’s, 6b) on the piano and Hiu Yu Wong (Bailey, 6b) on the marimba were highly commended, and Emily Siu More »

Little Shop of Horrors: Musical theatre returns to King’s

Category: Music, News, The Arts

Packed audiences filled The Malthouse for four straight nights last week as musical theatre returned to King’s for the first time in seven years. The curtain finally rose on Little Shop of Horrors following hundreds of hours of rehearsals and production work across the Autumn Term. A step into science fiction, Little Shop centres around a flower More »

Henry performs at the Royal Festival Hall

Category: Music, News

Music Scholar Henry Bersey (Mitchinson’s, 6b) performed at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday with the Royal Academy of Music Junior Jazz department, as part of the London Jazz Festival. The tenor saxophonist, who takes centre stage with jazz at King’s, goes to London every week to train with the band as part the Royal More »

Crypt Choir and Chamber Orchestra star at the Old Royal Naval College

Category: Music, News

The Crypt Choir and Chamber Orchestra had the pleasure of performing in the stunning Old Royal Naval College Chapel in Greenwich. Our musicians were accompanied by soloists from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in a performance of Handel Dixit Dominus, written when the composer was just 22 and living in Rome. The programme More »

Luxmoore crowned House Song champions

Category: Music, News

Luxmoore won our annual House Song competition, which an external adjudicator described as the best he’s seen in any school. Mark Shepherd, director of music at Charterhouse, has judged house singing competitions across the country, but said none could match the quality that was on show on Thursday evening.  The winners’ rendition of ‘Shine’ by Take More »

Music scholars star in Britain’s top children’s orchestra

Category: Music, News, The Arts

Two of The King’s School’s talented young music scholars performed for the National Children’s Orchestra (NCO) in Manchester’s 2,300-capacity Bridgewater Hall last month.  Following a residential course in Lancashire, Tommy David (Re, Meister Omers) featured on Trombone while double bassist Theo Outram (Re, Marlowe) was chosen to accompany acclaimed young saxophonist Jess Gillam. Ms Gillam More »