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Lunchtime Concerts
Thursdays 14th, 21st & 28th September
and 5th & 12th 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 – surely the perfect line-up.

Music Scholars’ Concert
Thursday 7th September, 7.45pm
Great Hall, Oundle
All welcome, no tickets required
The grand drape of our Term’s
stage is opened by a selection of our more
established Music Scholars. All Music Scholars
and Exhibitioners will be in attendance as we
seize this opportunity to reunite and welcome
our new award holders in our first week of the
School year.

String Quartet Composition
and Competition Launch
Friday 15th September, 7.45pm
Great Hall, Oundle
All welcome, no tickets required
Students from the Royal College of Music will be
confirming the string quartet as one of the most
beautiful mediums in the world of music. Our
pupils studying academic Music will be picking
up many a nugget of information and stealing
many a compositional idea ahead of a few
works of toil in the composition studio. We look
forward to their return in January to play through
works in progress, before the final competition
and recording of completed works in our annual
Composers’ Concert on Wednesday 14th March

The programme will include contrasting
movements from Shostakovich’s String Quartet
No.3, Schubert’s Quartettsatz in C minor, and
Mozart’s String Quartet No.21 D major KV575.

Concert at Yarwell Church
Saturday 23rd September, 7pm
Yarwell Church, PE8 6PR.
As part of the Field Weekend, some of our pupils
who have elected Music as their ‘Wednesday
Afternoon Activity’ will be performing this
concert in the attractive and intimate setting of
Yarwell Church. The talented group will offer a
mix of solos and ensembles. Tickets £10 to include
a glass of wine, available from 01780 789988 or
01780 782873. Concert in aid of church funds.

Come and Sing The Armed Man
A Mass for Peace
(Chorus & Orchestra)
Sunday 1st October, 7pm
Great Gransden Church, Sandy, SG19 3DU
Calling all singers! Parents, staff, community,
pupils, friends and Old Oundelians are all
welcome. We are gathering our chorus to unite
to perform Karl Jenkins’ much-loved A Mass for
Peace under the baton of Oundle School’s Director
of Music, Quentin Thomas. We are offering this
event as a ‘Come and Sing’ opportunity, open to
everyone to turn up on the day, and to enjoy a
performance three hours later. We will also be
performing Fauré’s Requiem and Parry’s Blest
Pair of Sirens on Sunday 10th June 2018 and then
Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem in November 2018.

£10 to sing or to attend the concert, proceeds go
to Help for Heroes. Rehearsal at 4pm. If you are
interested in joining us, please register your interest
with an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday 4th October,
Recital Room, Gascoigne
All welcome, no tickets
These concerts popping
up through the year cater
specifically for those who
are not so confident in the public arena, or for
pupils who would benefit from a run through
of repertoire before examinations. Private
atmosphere and supportive audiences needed…

Scholarship Training Day
Thursday 5th October, 11am to 6pm
Aimed at prospective scholars in Years 7 and 8,
we introduce pupils to Oundle School’s Music
team. We help prepare pupils for the scholarship
process, work with them on their repertoire,
aural tests, sight-reading and on what to expect
from Oundle. A lunchtime concert, Q&A session
for prospective parents and, best of all, a chance
to play along with our Chamber Orchestra or
Jazz Band – an experience that we hope will
inspire and enthuse. Please register your interest
by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rushden Town Band
Saturday 7th October, 7.30pm
St Peter’s Church, Oundle
Adult £7.50, conc. £5.50

Rushden Town Band recently qualified for this
year’s Brass Band Championships National
Finals, held in September. Directed by our Head
of Brass, Adele Hudson, the Band is offering a
glittering programme of music pulled from the
iconic film soundtrack of Brassed Off. We hope
players from our own Laxton Brass will feature
in this concert, along with Thomas Fountain who
is the invited soloist and one of the country’s
finest cornet/trumpet players. A concert not to
be missed! Tickets from Oundle in Stitches on
01832 274433.

Massed Young Musician’s Day
Friday 13th October, 1.30pm
Venues across the School
Having held individual days for Strings, Brass
and Woodwind, the resounding message from
schools was that attending multiple events was
difficult. Thus we held our first Massed Young
Musicians’ Day last year and are now building
upon this 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 venues around the
School, working towards a final presentation.
10am registration and rehearsals, 1pm lunch,
please bring your own picnic. Please register
interest by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Masterclass Series
Tuesday 31st October, 6pm
Oundle School Chapel
All welcome, no tickets required
An exciting new venture in the approach
towards Advent is this series of Masterclasses
with a focus on Bach, featuring a little open
teaching and performances from both pupils and
teachers. As the evening darkness draws in, we
hope to offer a moment of candlelight and pure,
beautiful music each Tuesday at 6pm for an hour.
We are grateful in advance to these Masters of
their Art who will be steering each session, this
one with Alec Hone, Head of Keyboard. 

Events at Oundle School

Events at Oundle School