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Music News

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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MICHAELMAS SHOWCASE CONCERT

Posted on: December, 11th Dec 2018

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

Good heavens above.  What a stunning concert at St Mary’s – and how nice to see it so full – barely a seat to be had.  Hundreds of happy Woodbridge friends and family were given an Advent treat to savour.

Seckford Sinfonia set the bar high from the

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CROTCHETS AND CAKE

Posted on: November, 19th Nov 2018

In Category: Music News, Senior School News

On Tuesday the last of this terms Crotchet and Cake recitals was held in School Hall. Thank you to all those who have performed in the four recitals and shared their music making with the other students, staff, parents and visitors who have attended. These small recitals are important ways in which students can play and sing in an informal setting and gain valuable performance experience (as well as eat some delicious

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PIANO COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL

Posted on: March, 27th Mar 2018

In Category: Music News, Senior School News

Thirty five eager pianists participated in this year’s piano festival held on Thursday 8 March.

We were fortunate to welcome Richard Stafford as our adjudicator. Richard is Director of Music at Ardingly College and an accomplished musician and educator.

His comments on the performances were insightful and astute and all the performers benefited from his

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Lent Showcase Concert

Posted on: March, 19th Mar 2018

In Category: Music News, Senior School News

The snow might have thwarted the music department a couple of weeks ago, forcing cancelled concerts, but, quick as a flash Mr Milton spotted an opportunity to provide a wonderful evening of ‘samples’ last Friday.

The Showcase Concert brought together a glorious range of ensembles, choirs, orchestras and

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