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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

BTEC Event, ‘One Night Wonders’ – May 11th

On the evening of 11thMay, we were invited to a very special event, envisioned and brought to life by the Upper Sixth BTEC Music class. Throughout the build-up for this event, we were graced with gloriously bright and sunny weather, which was imperative as ‘One Night Wonder’s’ was held in Millfield School’s The Quad – … Continue reading BTEC Event, ‘One Night Wonders’ – May 11th

Evening Recital – May 13th

For our final Evening Recital of the year, the Johnson Hall hosted eleven exceptional musicians from many disciplines. From vocalists to woodwinds and strings to piano, we were lucky enough to hear music from across the musical ages. Starting off our concert with style was Lower Sixth saxophonist Hannah Parry, performing an infectiously groovy rendition … Continue reading Evening Recital – May 13th

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