Concerto Concert – March 28th

The penultimate day of term, the premier performance space and the most sublime music together provided the perfect evening that was the Concerto Concert. Students from Year 9 through to Upper Sixth, on instruments ranging from flute to violin & double bass to trumpet, performing music from the Baroque to the Contemporary, showcased a roller-coaster … Continue reading Concerto Concert – March 28th

GCSE & AS-level Composition and A-level Recital Concerts – March 25th

The magnificent Johnson Hall was, on Monday March 25th, full of offerings of musical excellence composed and presented by our own IGCSE & A-level Music students. During the lunch break, all IGCSE Music students enjoyed an informal performance of one of their two compositions written for the composing segment of their course. Music written in … Continue reading GCSE & AS-level Composition and A-level Recital Concerts – March 25th

Gounod Messe Solonelle de Sainte Cécile at Well’s Cathedral – March 19th

  The evening of March 19thsaw the culmination of many months of hard work by the singers of the Millfield Festival chorus: staff, students and members of the wider community had the opportunity to sing the sublimely written Messe Solonelle de Sainte Cécile with professional chamber orchestra and fabulous trio of professional solo singers. Our concert in … Continue reading Gounod Messe Solonelle de Sainte Cécile at Well’s Cathedral – March 19th

International Women’s Day – March 8th

    Friday March 8th saw Millfield School’s Music Department recognise the compositional achievements of women in music, with a richly varied concert full of solo and ensemble items. This included recorded music as well as live performances, and an interview with Cecilia McDowell – one of the country’s most notable composers. The first half … Continue reading International Women’s Day – March 8th

An Evening of Chamber Music – March 4th

    On the evening of Monday March 4th, The Johnson Hall played host to a wonderful array of chamber ensembles in ‘An Evening of Chamber Music’. It was truly inspiring to see so many of our pupils collaborating in this annual event through such a diverse musical programme, delivered to such an extremely high standard. Kicking things off … Continue reading An Evening of Chamber Music – March 4th

ICS: Wiggin-Wass Duo & Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Saturday 12thJanuary was indeed a night to remember in the concert diary of Millfield School’s Music Department, with not just one, but two world-class ensembles performing in one concert! The beautiful Johnson Hall hosted the Wiggin-Wass Saxophone & Harp duetand the Ferio Saxophone Quartet, both of which have recently enjoyed being reviewed to incredibly high acclaim. The … Continue reading ICS: Wiggin-Wass Duo & Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Music at Millfield – December 3rd

  As this term of wonderfully varied music-making has begun to draw to a close, the Johnson Hall provided the backdrop to one final musical extravaganza of 2018. On Monday 3rdDecember, to send us off into the festive season, Music at Millfield, a celebration of our brilliant ensembles, showcased the immense talent and dedication of our musicians; testament to our department’s drive … Continue reading Music at Millfield – December 3rd

Third Millfield pupil joins National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

Jo, Izzy and Greg pictured together in the Johnson Hall, Millfield’s concert hall Year 10 pupil Jo Maddock from Baltonsborough has joined Sixth Form pupils Izzy Barber (Somerton) and Greg Wills (Glastonbury) in the prestigious National Youth Training Choir of Great Britain. Members participate in up to two residential courses a year full of choral … Continue reading Third Millfield pupil joins National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

Evening Recital – November 26th

  After a wonderfully well-received Johnson Sessions on Saturday 24th, it was the turn of our premier classical musicians to perform in the first Evening Recital of the academic year. A beautifully intimate concert of violin, voice and piano works provided the audience with musical tension and release across hundreds of years’ worth of repertoire. An angelic … Continue reading Evening Recital – November 26th