Music News

2019 Music Competition Finals

Posted on: March, 29th Mar 2019

In Category: Music News, Senior School News, Sixth Form News, Woodbridge News, Woodbridgian Weekly

This was a truly
marvellous culmination of an astonishing fortnight of music making.

The individual
competition, in its new guise, was a fantastic success: musicians excelling;
extraordinary variety; and the full panoply of instruments on display, from drum
kit to voice via woodwind, brass, keyboard, percussion and

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Lent Showcase Concert

Posted on: March, 27th Mar 2019

In Category: Music News, Senior School News, Woodbridge News, Woodbridgian Weekly

I
arrived at 7:29pm… too late, it transpired, for the welcoming jazz quartet!!
But they sounded great from the path outside…

And
just as they had played with charm, pace, zest and variety, so did all their
peers throughout an enthralling and richly entertaining two hours thereafter.

A
showcase is many things: a chance to demonstrate

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Mozart’s Requiem – The St Edmundsbury Concert

Posted on: March, 25th Mar 2019

In Category: Music News, Senior School News, Sixth Form News, Woodbridge News, Woodbridgian Weekly

It was marvellous!  

Friday’s concert in St Edmundsbury Cathedral was as magnificent as
the setting.

Beethoven – the first symphony – composed by a young man…
conducted by a younger one!  Lewis – here he stood as a Year 13, yet
he had the poise of a past

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Music Competition

Posted on: March, 25th Mar 2019

In Category: Music News, Senior School News, Woodbridge News, Woodbridgian Weekly

This
was semi-finals week… my goodness Mr Ben Parry, our adjudicator for the
forthcoming final, has a tough job!

Many,
many congratulations to all those who have competed in this term’s
competition.  Our juniors have set the standard with exuberant and
talented performances which hint of things to

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Spring Concert at St Michael’s Church Framlingham

Posted on: March, 8th Mar 2019

In Category: Music News

Photo: Stephen McKay / Framlingham Church

Where to begin?  At the beginning – and our thanks to St Michael’s Church for its splendid hospitality.  Ms Weston welcomed all, and the Chamber Choir raised the roof with O, Radiant Dawn to set the tone for what lay

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Concert Tour to Germany

Posted on: February, 28th Feb 2019

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

What a time we had!

Thursday at the turning circle: five in the morning doesn’t feel so early when the weather is good and the Coach drivers Chris and Martin are so cheery and welcoming.  Many roads, one ferry and thirteen hours later we arrived in Cologne to a friendly welcome and fine dinner at our splendid

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First Percussion Concert a Brilliant Success

Posted on: February, 8th Feb 2019

In Category: Music News, Senior School News

Such glorious originality, variety, and coiled enthusiasm – I say ‘coiled’ because for me there is at once something constrained and something utterly liberated about percussion.  The act of striking; the delicacy of caress.  It makes for a fascinating repertoire full of surprise, humour, shade and colour. Yet above all it takes immense skill and no little courage

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Sixth Form Students Perform Valentine’s Concert at Woodbridge Library

Posted on: February, 8th Feb 2019

In Category: Music News, Senior School News

Our Sixth Form students, under the expert leadership of their A level music peers and friends, offered the most wonderful evening’s entertainment last Friday to a full and appreciative audience at Woodbridge Library.

Mr Milton mirrored his delight in his introductory explanation (that for once he was only there as an occasional piano monkey) with his heartfelt comments at the end about how this fine cohort of pupils had created something so tremendous

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Music Examination Results Reflect Pupils’ Talent

Posted on: January, 11th Jan 2019

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

Congratulations to all those who took either Trinity or Associated Board Music Exams at the end of last term. We had a wonderful set of results that reflects the huge levels and breadth of talent within the school. Particular congratulations to the following who achieved with a merit or distinction in their exam:

Khushi (Y9)  – grade 2 piano with merit
Sophie (Y8)  – grade 3 piano with distinction
Ianthe (Y11) – grade 7 violin with distinction
Ianthe (Y11)

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MESSIAH

Posted on: December, 17th Dec 2018

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

   

Triumphant!  Majestic!! Glorious!!!
Readers of my reviews will know I am not prone to hyperbole…
But I have to say…
In twenty-one years at Woodbridge School…

Few moments match Friday night.

You had to be there

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