Music News

Pelham Performs in the Great Hall of Durham Castle

Posted on: November, 30th Nov 2015

In Category: Music News, Senior School News, Uncategorized

Last Saturday, Pelham Etherington OW played Mozart’s piano concerto in D minor, K466, in the Great Hall of Durham Castle, with the Durham University Chamber Orchestra. His performance was “in fond memory of John Stafford”. He gave an exciting and accomplished performance; dramatic in all the right places, reflective in

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Strings Competition

Posted on: November, 27th Nov 2015

In Category: Music News, Senior School News

Jessica Hall, our adjudicator was very impressed with the standard of all the competitors and the standards they had reached. Over 60 pupils played a variety of stringed instruments from guitar to double bass during the day last Friday, which started at 9am and finished just before 6pm. The final session included non-competitive workshops with a variety of string ensembles from the year 7 string quartet through the cello octet to the senior’s performance of the First movement of Schubert’s Trout Quintet all benefiting from Miss Hall’s warm and supportive comments and

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Year 8 Lunchtime Recital

Posted on: November, 26th Nov 2015

In Category: Music News, Senior School News

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The Abbey Lunchtime Recital

The Abbey Lunchtime Recital

Posted on: November, 26th Nov 2015

In Category: Music News, Prep News, Woodbridge News

ON Tuesday 24 November, we had our second Lunchtime Recital of the term. A warm and appreciative audience were treated to twenty- three performances. Everyone performed well, and it was a lovely interlude in a busy day at the Abbey!

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The Abbey's Chapel Choir Gives the First Evensong of the Academic Year

Chapel Choir Gives the First Evensong of the Academic Year

Posted on: November, 23rd Nov 2015

In Category: Music News, Prep News, Woodbridge News

Congratulations to Chapel Choir who rehearsed so thoroughly to give the first Evensong of the academic year. They sang settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Geoffrey Burgon, and it was a lovely, reflective way to end a busy day.

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Young Viola Virtuoso from Woodbridge School Joins top orchestra

Young Viola Virtuoso Joins Top Orchestra

Posted on: November, 20th Nov 2015

In Category: In The Press, Music News, Senior School News, Woodbridge News

Woodbridge School pupil William Emery is celebrating a string of successes after achieving multiple awards for his young musical talent, including securing a place in the National Youth Orchestra.

William, who is currently in year 11 aged 15, plays the viola at Grade 8. After achieving a series of local

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Chamber concert

Posted on: November, 16th Nov 2015

In Category: Music News, Senior School News

It felt right to speak of Mr Stafford at the start of Friday’s concert, held in the beautiful setting of St Michael’s Church Framlingham.  His influence shone through every part of the evening’s programme, and in the heart of every performer.  And it would have been an evening I like to think he would very much have enjoyed: for the achievements of the

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Prom Concert

Posted on: November, 16th Nov 2015

In Category: Music News, Prep News, Woodbridge News

Congratulations to Henry Dinwiddy, Oliver Laxton and Isla Richardson who, along with Georgia Dawson from the Senior School performed magnificently in the St Mary’s Church Prom concert on Sunday afternoon. It was lovely to perform for such an appreciative audience and the performers all gave confident and convincing performances.

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