Music News

Intermediate Solo Instrumental Competition

Friday 15 March 2019
Our fourth annual Intermediate Solo Competition showcased the talents of ten of the School’s intermediate musical talents, the criteria for entry being grades 6 to 8, but excluding those who had actually taken their grade 8 examination. More...

Clarinet Ensemble perform Bohemian Rhapsody

Thursday 14 March 2019
It was a pleasure to hear the clarinet ensemble perform for us in assembly this morning and it was great to have been able to make a first class recording for two of our GCSE musicians.  More...

Solo Concert Platform No 4

Wednesday 13 March 2019
This year’s fourth Scholars’ Concert featured a varied and exciting programme. More...

Lower School Lunchtime Concert

Friday 8 March 2019
Lower School musicians had the chance to play in front of their peers today in this term's Lower School lunchtime concert. More...

Annual Singers’ Platform

Friday 8 March 2019
This year’s Singers’ Platform focused on the work of a group of eight of Abingdon’s most able and committed singers aged between 13 to 18. More...

Annual Chamber Music Evening

Wednesday 27 February 2019
The annual Chamber Music Concert took place on an unexpectedly balmy February evening this year. More...

Gloucester Cathedral Evensong

Thursday 14 February 2019
St Valentine’s Day was the perfect occasion for the School’s Chapel Choir to be singing music about love, in a most beautiful setting. More...

Menine Brass Quartet Masterclass and Concert

Wednesday 13 February 2019
Today we welcomed a young professional brass quartet to the school to work with a good number of our brass players in the afternoon and to give a recital in the evening. More...

Solo Concert Platform

Wednesday 30 January 2019
Our concert tonight gave us the opportunity to hear some excellent performances from our senior musicians across a range of solo instruments. More...

Chamber Music Workshop

Wednesday 30 January 2019
This year’s Chamber Music Workshop gave a tantalising taste of the very exciting work that is going on behind the scenes in the music department at the moment. More...

Japan/Hong Kong Tour Benefit Concert

Monday 28 January 2019
The Japan/Hong Kong Tour Benefit Concert replaced the usual annual New Year Concert and was devised to give us a platform for raising both awareness and funds for our exciting summer tour with First Orchestra and Big Band. More...

Piano Masterclass with Yekaterina Lebedeva

Wednesday 16 January 2019
Tonight it was a pleasure to welcome to the school the prominent Russian pianist and teacher, Katya Lebedeva. More...

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...

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