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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Watch Dewi Rees (OKS) give incredible organ recital in St Albans Cathedral

Category: Music, News

Former King’s music scholar Dewi Rees (OKS, Grange 2011-16) recently gave a 30-minute online recital from St Albans Cathedral, where he is now an Organ Scholar. Dewi played Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in G major followed by one of the most revered and difficult pieces written for the organ, Durufle’s Suite, op. 5. Upon leaving More »

Watch our St Cecilia Concert in Shirley Hall

Category: Music, News

Although we were not able to welcome an audience to the Shirley Hall for our annual St Cecilia Concert, the event went ahead behind closed doors and was broadcast on YouTube. A number of our ensembles took part, including the Crypt Choir, a Shell String Group and The 6a Ancient Music Project. Read more about More »

Talented King’s pupils to perform at Canterbury Festival

Category: Music, News, The Arts

Joe Netley (Mitchinson’s, Shell), Isabella Cable (Carlyon, 5th) and Tommy David (Meister Omers, 5th) have all been chosen to perform in Canterbury Festival’s Young Musicians’ Bursary Competition. Supported by the Canterbury Festival Foundation, the competition is an opportunity for talented young musicians and vocalists to develop their practice, perform as part of the Festival programme More »

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 »

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