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 Lunchtime Concerts Thursdays 1st, 8th & 15th March and  19th & 26th April, 1.15pm St Peter’s Church, Oundle 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 Smiths Café.  Good company, wholesome food, delightful music – surely the perfect line-up…

A2 Recitals Friday 2nd March, 7.45pm Cecil Lewis Rooms, Great Hall All welcome, no tickets required Three A level candidates this year present a shorter recital of song.  Alanna Gilmartin (L), James Low (L) and Jack Wallace-Woodroffe (G) come together for this lovely, if slightly nerve-wracking occasion, with beautiful programmes lovingly crafted on to the page and with Sarah Ratchford presenting and hosting.

Hepburn Music Competition Sunday 4th March, 11.30am to 9.30pm Great Hall, Cecil Lewis Rooms, Arthur Marshall Room, Laxton Long Room, Chapel, Stahl Theatre, Old Dryden All welcome, no tickets required The Hepburn Competition is of a magnificent standard and scale and of profound importance to Oundle musicians and teachers.  All classes and the final concert are open to members of the public.  We are fortunate to have a typically brilliant line-up of external adjudicators from revered institutions such as the Royal College of Music, London.

Take Two Concert Sunday 11th March, 5pm - Great Hall All welcome, no tickets required We ask for a convergence in the Great Hall in appreciation of all the work our younger players have been doing.  This concert will feature performances from our numerous junior ensembles including Junior Strings, Concert Band, OSJO2, Choir and an assortment of our younger chamber ensembles.

Composers’ Concert Wednesday 14th March, 7.45pm - Great Hall All welcome, no tickets required This year, all of our musicians from First formers through to Upper Sixth formers, have had the chance to write a string quartet and it is a joy to bring the dots on the page to the ears in the room.  We are fortunate to have The Salome String Quartet from the Royal College of Music return for their final visit, working with composers and pupils in string quartets alike.

Friday Night with the Jazz Band and Schola Cantorum Friday 16th March, 7.30pm All Saints & Saint James Church,  King’s Cliffe Tickets £10, conc. £5 to include a glass of wine (or soft drink) and nibbles Oundle School Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Adele Hudson, visit the beautiful Kings Cliffe Church for the evening.  We are delighted to have the Schola Cantorum in tow, directed by Quentin Thomas, in one of their first concerts offering close harmony and some lighter numbers, interspersed by some vocal solos.  Early booking is recommended from  Oundle Box Office on 01832 274734, King’s Cliffe local shop and Woodings.

Hepburn Final Concert and Competition Sunday 18th March, 7.30pm - Great Hall All welcome, no tickets required One can often be blown away by the standard and approach of our pupils to this competition.  The entire process is a celebration of around 300 pupils on their respective journeys as they each do their best in their performance on the concert platform. Behind the scenes, focused and increased practice is palpable and it is often the case that we find our finalists huddled together offering purposeful critique in the final days of preparation. We look to the experience of Mr John Bowley to adjudicate - Director of Music at Greshams, highly experienced in the school environment and wholly familiar with the diversity of highclass playing across the instruments.

Music Scholars’ Concert Friday 20th April, 6pm - Great Hall All welcome, no tickets required Whilst it can be a daunting task for an individual to open a term with a solo, it makes for a superb gathering moment and appropriate point of focus.  This is the turn of the younger and very able Oundle musicians, first second and fourth formers.

Organ Recital by Steven Grahl Sunday 29th April, 5.45pm - Chapel All welcome, no tickets required We are delighted that Steven Grahl, the Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral, Conductor of Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Principal Conductor of the Guildford Chamber Choir and a Junior Fellow in Choral Direction at Birmingham Conservatoire, will be opening our season of organ recitals.  Steven is known for the delivery of musicianship and faultless playing and was a prize-winning graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford and the Royal Academy of Music.  Steven gained the top prizes in the FRCO examination and is also a holder of the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medallion.  He was an interpretation finalist in the International Organ Competitions at St Albans in 2011, in Dudelange (Luxembourg) in 2013, and has been President of the Incorporated Association of Organists since July.  He is an increasingly familiar face on the Oundle Organ courses.


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 Events  at  Oundle School Mar/Apr 2018

 Events  at  Oundle School Mar/Apr 2018