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Evening Recital I

On the evening of the 18thNovember, Millfield Music held its first Evening Recital of the term. Usually only one event – the number of students aiming to perform at grade 7+ within the first term alone exceeded the capacity of just one recital! Annabella Dawkins (Lower Sixth) opened the recital on the violin, playing the … Continue reading Evening Recital I

Evening Recital II

On the 25thNovember, students and guests gathered for the second evening recital in a week. The evening highlighted the most advanced musicians at Millfield – allowing them to perform to a welcoming and appreciative audience. The evening started with Frederic Chopin’s Nocturne in Ab Major, Op.32, No.2 played by Lower Sixth Yuhka Machino. Yuhka displayed … Continue reading Evening Recital II

Open Musicians’ Platform – 7/10/19

The evening of 7thOctober witnessed the first Open Musicians’ Platform of the academic year. Tailored to our intermediate students, performing between grades four to seven, the saw a plethora of Millfield’s musicians take to the stage of the Johnson Hall; and for many, this was their first public performance at Millfield School. Cecilia Barry opened … Continue reading Open Musicians’ Platform – 7/10/19

Johnson Sessions – 19/10/19

  On Saturday evening, students and guests gathered for the first Johnson Sessions of the year. Following an afternoon of sound checks, over twenty acts gathered eager to perform. The opening act, a band formed through Millfield’s ‘Contemporary Music Appreciation Society’ is a band consisting of Darcey Harrison, Eloise Whitehouse, and Sabrina Jones on vocals, … Continue reading Johnson Sessions – 19/10/19

Millfield Camerata goes to Cambridge – 11th-13th October 2019

  Between 11th-13thOctober, all thirty-two members of Millfield’s Camerata, along with eight staff, set off for a weekend of singing around the college chapels of Cambridge University. As we departed our over-night stay in Winchester on Saturday morning, the students were eager to arrive in Cambridge. For many, this was their first time in the … Continue reading Millfield Camerata goes to Cambridge – 11th-13th October 2019

Millfield Camerata tour Vienna, Prague and Bratislava

  For the students in Camerata, the beginning of the summer holidays was spent touring around Prague, Bratislava and Vienna. The choir performed six times in eight days, including two Masses, three hour-long concerts and a performance in the highly prestigious St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna; where composers such as Haydn and Mozart worked and … Continue reading Millfield Camerata tour Vienna, Prague and Bratislava

Open Musicians’ Platform – June 10th

Our exceptionally accomplished pupils once again took to the Johnson Hall stage for the final Open Musicians’ Platform concert of the year, and what an exciting concert it turned out to be. Opening our concert was soulful vocalist Paige Millard, who sang for us, in sublime fashion, the classic ‘God Bless the Child’, made famous … Continue reading Open Musicians’ Platform – June 10th

Leavers’ Recital -20th May

The evening of Monday 20thMay 2019 was full of celebration but ultimately tinged with sadness, as our wonderful Upper Sixth leavers performed for the final time as soloists in the Johnson Hall. The culmination of several years of dedicated work, this concert showcased a varied spectrum of music from musicals and popular song to world … Continue reading Leavers’ Recital -20th May

ICS: The King’s Singers – May 7th

On May 7th 2019, to round off the phenomenally successful and life-affirming International Concert Series,Millfield School welcomed the fabulous King’s Singers to the Johnson Hall– a venue that would not normally host such a pre-eminent ensemble. Indeed, a comment was made that our Johnson Hallis amongst the finest acoustics in which they have had the pleasure … Continue reading ICS: The King’s Singers – May 7th

Music at Millfield -May 2nd

On the evening of May 2nd2019, the Johnson Hall opened its’ doors for the first concert of the Summer term, the large scale ensemble extravaganza Music at Millfield. With so many ensembles taking part, it surely was a musical treat for all who were in attendance. Starting off the evening’s proceedings was the energetic Junior … Continue reading Music at Millfield -May 2nd