Music

Malvern College aims to provide musical opportunities for all its pupils, from high-level performers preparing for a career in music to enthusiasts who want to enjoy some regular music-making. In the Foundation Year (Year 9), all pupils follow a short course in music. Pupils in the Remove and Hundred (Years 10 and 11) can opt to follow the GCSE course in Music, and the subject is offered in the Sixth Form at A level and within the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The Music School is housed in a large Victorian building and includes three large rehearsal/class rooms, music technology room, percussion room, recording studio, library and numerous large practice/teaching rooms. Attached to the Music School is St Edmund's Hall, a 150-seat recital hall with a fine Steinway piano. Regular Informal and Community Concerts take place in St Edmund's Hall, giving pupils many opportunities for solo and ensemble performance. In addition, College musicians perform at various venues in Worcestershire and Herefordshire, whilst the Chamber Choir has undertaken recent tours to France and Holland.

Major concerts take place in Big School in the main school building when the School Orchestra, Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Jazz Band perform. The College Choral Society also gives its annual concert in Big School, with recent works including Karl Jenkins' 'The Armed Man', Orff's 'Carmina Burana' and Verdi's 'Requiem'.

There is a fine three-manual Willis organ in the College Chapel. The Chapel Choir is for pupils of all ages and sings at the Sunday services each week, as well as leading worship at other special services on Remembrance Sunday and at various Carol services. Advent Carols are sung in Malvern Priory where the annual Service of Commemoration is also held.

The Director of Music is supported by four academic musicians including Head of Strings, Head of Woodwind, Brass & Percussion and the College Organist. There are also 22 visiting teachers who, along with the full-time staff, offer specialist teaching in all traditional orchestral instruments as well as voice, organ, drum kit, bagpipes, recorder and classical, bass and electric guitar.

Music Diary

Autumn Term 2018

Informal Concert

Friday 21st September

7.30pm

St Edmund's Hall

 

House Singing Competition

 

 

Sunday 14th October

 

 

 

7.00pm

 
Malvern Theatres

Grade V Theory

Tuesday 6th November

 

 

 

5.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music School

Malvern Festival of Remembrance

 

Saturday 10th November

3.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Malvern Priory

Informal Concert

Friday 16th November

 

 

3.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

St Edmund's Hall

 

 

 

Community Concert

Tuesday 20th November

1.00pm Refreshments

1.30pm Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Edmund's Hall

Academic Performance Platform

Tuesday 22nd November

 

7.00pm

St Edmund's Hall

 

Advent Carols

Sunday 2nd December

1.15pm rehearsals

3.00pm Concert

 

 

Great Malvern Priory

 

Trinity College Music Exams

Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th December

 

 

 

Music School

ABRSM Music Exams

Thursday 6th & Friday 7th December

 

 

 

Music School 

Christmas Concert

Sunday 9th December

2.00pm Rehearsals

7.00pm Concert

Big School 

Town Carol Service

Wednesday 12th December

 

 

7.30pm

College Chapel

Christmas Unplugged

Wednesday 12th December

 

 

7.30pm

Rogers Theatre 

College Carol Service

Thursday 13th December

 

 

4.45pm

College Chapel


Further information concerning all College Concerts can be obtained from:

Jonathan Brown
Director of Music
Tel: 01684 581531