Complete immersion in music! All boys sing in the Junior House Choir, and many are members of the Schola Cantorum. All pupils learn the piano and an orchestral instrument, and play in an orchestra. There are plenty of opportunities for solo performance, within school and in public. Every year there are two major concerts, two chamber concerts, and the Junior House puts on an annual musical.
SENIOR SCHOOL – SINGING
All pupils are welcome to sing in one of our choirs. In addition to the internationally renowned Schola Cantorum, there is the Chamber Choir which has a busy timetable, the School Choir which performs large scale works with a professional orchestra, and a sixth form Girls’ Choir.
SENIOR SCHOOL – INSTRUMENTAL
Pupils can play in the Senior Orchestra (a full size symphonic orchestra), or join the Junior String Orchestra or Wind Orchestra. There are a number of smaller groups including Big Band, Saxophone Ensemble, Jazz Band. Pop and Rock groups are set up according to demand.
SENIOR SCHOOL – MUSICAL APPRECIATION AND UNDERSTANDING, AND FURTHER OPPORTNUITIES
Pupils are welcome to study music theory, whether or not they take music as an exam subject. There is a Jazz Appreciation Society. All are welcome to attend composition club (including the use of GarageBand, Sibelius and Logic) – five sessions are run weekly. There is a weekly lunchtime recital, and all pupils are welcome to perform and/or attend. There is an annual school musical.