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Lunchtime Concerts
Thursdays 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th September –
6th & 13th October, 1.15pm
St Peter’s Church, Oundle – Free

Join us on Market Days in this beautiful
church setting in Oundle for neatly presented
and diverse concerts. Lunch is offered in the
form of homemade soup and bread rolls from
1pm for £3.50, provided by Rachael Kelley
of The Little Soup Kitchen. Good company,
wholesome food, delightful music - the perfect

Music Scholars’ Concert
Friday 9th September, 7.45pm
Great Hall, New Street, Oundle
All welcome. No tickets required

Following the popular introduction of this
concert last year, we unite to kick-start the
term with a mix of music drawn from the
established Music Scholars in our Upper Sixth
and Fifth Forms. All one hundred of our
Music Scholars and exhibitioners should be

OO Chamber Concert
Saturday 10th September, 7.30pm
Great Hall, New Street, Oundle
All welcome. No tickets required

The keen leavers of 2014 and 2015 are gathering
again for this the second concert from Old
Oundelian (OO) musicians in recent times.
We are eager to develop the OO network and
meet for ‘Come and Sing’ style events in the
near future. If you are an OO, please find the
OO Musicians Network Facebook group and
have a browse to see what’s happening. This
concert will feature intimate, chamber works
and all are welcome to attend.

Musicians Entertain at
Fotheringhay Church
Sunday 25th September, 3pm
Fotheringhay Church
All welcome. Retiring Collection.

We return to Fotheringhay for there can be few
places more beautiful than this most intimate
of churches. We are raising money to help
the church’s continued restoration work and
will present a concert from our musicians who
have opted for Music and Ensemble Practice
on Wednesday afternoons in the Fifth, Lower
Sixth and Upper Sixth forms. Expect solos and
ensembles of a superb standard.

Choral Evensong
Sunday 2nd October, 5.45pm
Oundle School Chapel,
Milton Road, Oundle
All welcome. No tickets required

In many ways, a choral evensong offers
any choir the most diverse workout
possible, encompassing the traditions
of chants and psalm singing, through to
Responses, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
settings, hymns and anthems. Our
Chapel Choir will lead this service and
you are warmly invited to attend.

Musical Opportunity
Wednesday 5th October, 6.15pm
Recital Room, Gascoigne Building
All welcome. No ticket required

These concerts popping up through the
year cater specifically for those who
are not so confident in getting onto
the public arena, or for pupils who
would benefit from a run-through of
repertoire before examinations. Private
atmosphere; supportive audiences

Promenade Concert
Sunday 9th October, 7.30pm
Oundle School Grounds
Tickets required – free of charge.

Please register your interest
by contacting
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This promises to be one of the most
exciting and unusual concerts of the
year, with the audience being split
into groups to tour the School and
enjoy simultaneous performances from
musicians taking place across many
venues. Expect to visit some of the
less familiar corners of our beautiful
grounds and to hear some paradoxical
pieces pitted against unusual venues.
Jazz Bands, Orchestras, Choirs and
Soloists feature.

Massed Young Musicians
Friday 14th October, 1.30pm - Oundle School
Tickets required – free of charge. Please register
interest by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Following our popular Strings, Brass and Woodwind
days, and hearing the message from schools that
getting permission to attend many events was
difficult, we are placing all the Schools’ events
into one day whilst maintaining the specialism
of the instrumental families. Oundle’s Heads of
Instruments, alongside many experienced tutors,
will lead workshops and performances for all
grades, ages and abilities in a plethora of venues
around our beautiful School, working towards a final
presentation. Please bring picnic lunches for 1pm.

Oundle Strings with Royal College
of Music String Band
Monday 31st October, 7.45pm
Great Hall, New Street, Oundle
All welcome. No tickets required

Our partnership with the RCM continues to flourish,
and it is a project such as this one that enables us
to tackle trickier repertoire with tremendously
fulfilling results. Elgar’s multi-layered symphonic
poem for strings, written in 1905, is now recognised
as a masterful work offering chances for virtuosic
playing to reign supreme. Vaughan Williams’ Dives
and Lazarus was written just before the outbreak of
WWII, whilst the oboe concerto was a commission
for the 1944 Proms (curtailed due to V1 rocket raids
on London). We could offer no greater encapsulation
of the English string orchestral sound, complete
with the stellar crew of the RCM String Band (and
legendary players of our own).

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