Marlborough Community Pops Orchestra and Chorus

Dear Parents,

 

Marlborough College Malaysia is looking to set up a Community Pops Orchestra and Chorus in the New Year.

 

Pops Orchestra:

It is envisaged that the Pops Orchestra will be made up of parents, MCM staff, professionals and some of our more advanced musicians at Marlborough College Malaysia.

This Pops orchestra will play ‘popular’ music, including show-tunes, music from the movies, and ‘light’ classical music, very much in the style of the famous ‘Boston Pops Orchestra’.

 

Explorative rehearsals will take place as follows:

Sunday 28 January, 2pm – 5pm (followed by refreshments at the Master’s Lodge)

Sunday 25 February, 2pm – 6pm, followed, potentially, by a short performance for friends and family at 7:00pm TBC

 

It is hoped, if these initial rehearsals show ‘promise’, that this orchestra will work towards a more ‘public’ performance on Saturday 15 June, in the evening, as part of MCM’s ‘Summer Festival’.

If you, as a parent, or your son/daughter, would like to participate in this project, please complete the following GoogleForm by Tues 16 January 2024:

POPS ORCHESTRA

 

We are looking for all orchestral and popular orchestral instrumentalists (including Drum Kit, Bass Guitar, Electric/Semi-Acoustic Guitar, Piano/Kbd players) to be part of this orchestra.

All musicians are expected to be at least equivalent to ABRSM/Trinity Grade 7 +.

The ‘pops’ orchestra will be directed/conducted by the Master, Mr Simon Burbury.

 

We look forward to seeing if we have an orchestra that can be pulled together from within our community. If anyone has any questions at all regarding this project, or feel that they might be able to help in any way at all to make this project happen, please write to master@marlboroughcollege.my .

 

Pops Chorus:

Our Pops Chorus will rehearse more regularly than the orchestra, come together every Tuesday evening during MCM term time, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, starting on Tuesday 23 January 2024.

 

Again, this Pops Chorus will perform ‘popular’ music, show-tunes, and ‘light’ classical music.

All parents and MCM staff are welcome to join the Marlborough Community Pops Chorus. No experience of singing or singing as part of a choir is necessary. Everyone is welcome.

If you would like to participate in this Pops Chorus please complete the following GoogleForm by Tues 16 January 2024:

POPS CHORUS

 

The Pops Chorus will be directed/conducted by MCM’s Director of Music, Mr Geraint Watkins.

The MCM Community Pops Orchestra and Chorus will be working towards a performance (and may perform together) as part of the ‘Summer Festival’ planned for Saturday 15 June.

As a result, if you are interested in being part of this chorus, please keep that date free.

 

We very much look forward to bringing our Marlborough community together to enjoy making music. Please do spread the word, and help us to make this project a success.

 

If anyone has any questions at all regarding this Chorus, or feel that they might be able to help in any way at all, please write to: musiclessons@marlboroughcollege.my .

 

With very best wishes,

Simon Burbury
Master

Geraint Watkins
Director of Music

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