Music News

Orchestral and Big Band tour to Japan and Hong Kong

Monday 7 January 2019
Preparation is well underway for the music tour to the Far East this summer. More...

End of Term Carol Service

Friday 14 December 2018
The end of term Carol service took place this morning at St Helen's Church. More...

Music in the Community Group Brings Festive Cheer

Wednesday 12 December 2018
The third year Music in the Community group (part of the Service and Citizenship scheme) visited Bridge House care home and St Swithun's Primary School this week with a programme of festive music.  More...

Christmas Concerts

Monday 10 December 2018
This year’s Christmas concerts took place over two evenings in the School’s Amey Theatre, and were devised to give nine of the School’s choirs, bands and orchestras a platform to share and celebrate their work this term. More...

Chapel Choir sing at the Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday 5 December 2018
The arrival of Advent Sunday saw the much-anticipated visit of the Chapel Choir to the Royal Albert Hall to sing in Handel’s great oratorio, Messiah, the first such time that the School has taken part in this annual event. More...

The Music Society Chilingirian Violin Masterclass

Wednesday 21 November 2018
Tonight’s violin masterclass given by Levon Chilingirian gave six of our senior violinists the chance to have a public lesson in front of an audience with a world-class violinist. More...

Lower School Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday 14 November 2018
The first Lower School Lunchtime Concert of the year gave several boys the chance to play in front of their peers. More...

Joint Choral Society at the St Helen and St Katharine School’s Festival of Remembrance

Tuesday 13 November 2018
This year it fell to the St Helen’s School music department to convene and direct the large forces for the JCS performance. More...

Solo Concert Platform No 2

Thursday 8 November 2018
The second Thursday evening after half term provided us with an opportunity to hear some 15 excellent solo performances from a range of talented senior musicians representing three areas of instrumental teaching in the school – woodwind, strings and piano. More...

Harry the Piano Masterclass and Evening Concert

Thursday 8 November 2018
It was a hugely anticipated pleasure to welcome the famous virtuoso pianist and improviser, Harry the Piano, to Abingdon School. More...

Student’s music broadcasted on BBC Radio 3

Friday 2 November 2018
Oliver Hobbs, in the Third Year, has had his music broadcast on BBC Radio 3 yesterday afternoon, from a pod on the London Eye. More...

Senior Solo Instrumental Competition

Thursday 1 November 2018
This year’s Senior Solo Competition was characterised by some stunning performances from eight of Abingdon’s most accomplished musicians. More...

The Annual House Singing Competition

Wednesday 10 October 2018
This year’s House Singing Competition was adjudicated by Dr Tom Edwards, who has, since January 2016, been serving as Director of Music at Rendcomb College. More...

Steinway Piano Inauguration Concert

Wednesday 26 September 2018
Tonight, we were privileged to unveil our new Steinway piano in a special concert with an array of fine pianists from across the Abingdon Foundation. More...

Harry the Piano comes to Abingdon

Wednesday 19 September 2018
Wednesday 7 November 2018 - The enormously talented improvisor and virtuoso pianist Harry the Piano comes to Abingdon. More...

Summer Concert

Monday 2 July 2018
Our Summer Concert presented us with this academic year’s final coming together of Abingdon’s musicians, and an opportunity to celebrate and thank many of our musical leavers. More...

Lower School Gala Concert

Thursday 28 June 2018
Our Lower School Gala Concert presented an array of talent from the lower years of the school and gave parents, teachers and boys a chance to hear some of the wonderfully promising musicians that we are so lucky to have at our school. More...

Music Society Thames River Cruise

Friday 22 June 2018
Tonight some 60 parents joined 20 musicians and music staff on a glorious sunny summer's evening, for a three hour cruise aboard a Salter's steamer leaving from the marina at Abingdon Bridge and heading through the lovely Oxfordshire countryside. More...

Junior Solo Competition

Wednesday 13 June 2018
Tonight we heard the third and final phase of this year’s solo competition, the junior category, which presented seven performances in front of our visiting adjudicator, Tim Bennett OA, the Director of Music at Cheam Preparatory School near Newbury. More...

Ashwin Tennant performs with Oxford Studio Orchestra

Tuesday 12 June 2018
Year 10 pupil, Ashwin Tennant, gave a stunning performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor with the Oxford Studio Orchestra. More...

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