Music

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MCM Rocks! BritPop

There was an air of anticipation around the College, on Saturday afternoon, as pupils began to warm-up the guitar amps, and put the microphones in the Theatre to the test, in preparation for this year’s MCM Rocks!  The sounds that continued to be heard through the afternoon attracted quite a crowd at times. Who could resist when such talented young people were on stage for their sound-checks? […]

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Prize Day 2017

The start of the annual Prize Day was delayed by a combination of a spectacular tropical storm and the necessity to find additional chairs to accommodate a much larger than expected audience. Around 850 people were present in the newly opened Wykeham Hall. The Master and College Council entered to ‘Fanfare in F’ which had […]

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Pre-Prep Prize Giving and Musical Showcase

It was wonderful to see so many parents at the Pre-Prep Prize Giving Musical Showcase on Friday morning. The children’s performances were fantastic and they thoroughly enjoyed taking part. Congratulations to the prize winners and to all the Pre-Prep children for being such enthusiastic and positive learners this year – we are extremely proud of […]

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Filipe Sousa Music Workshop

During the week of 22nd May, the Prep School played host to Filipe Sousa as he visited MCM again, for another week of inspiring and engaging creative workshops and masterclasses for our Year 5 and 7 pupils. In addition, Filipe gave our higher ability pianists from Year 5 to Year 8 a masterclass in keyboard improvisation, utilising the pentatonic and […]

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Prep School Music & Drama Recital

On the evening of Wednesday 24th May, Upper Prep pupils, beaks and parents gathered in the Betjeman pit for an intimate showcase of music and drama. It was a first on many fronts: a combined music and drama recital, an evening event for the Prep School, the reimagined use of the space that is the Betjeman pit, and the highlight of the Prep School Arts Festival. […]

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MCM Piano Soloist Competition 2017

On Friday 28th April, the fourth final of the MCM Piano Soloists Competition took place at the College. In the short history of the College, and in the even shorter history of the competition, the evening of the final has become one which is highly anticipated by the whole school, and the competitors never fail to impress.  This year there were four finalists, […]

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Creative Music Workshop with Sungai Melayu School

On Wednesday 8th March the Prep School welcomed twenty pupils from Sungai Melayu School for a two-hour creative music workshop with our Year 6 pupils. It was a lively morning of singing and music-making on the mini-marimbas and djembes, with our pupils joining the fray helping out with some impromptu instrumental coaching. The music we […]

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Prep School Music Recital March 2017

On Tuesday 7th March, over 80 Upper Prep pupils gathered in the LRC to perform at the biggest Prep School Music Recital to date. In addition to the soloist performers, we had various ensembles including our choirs and the Prep School Orchestra, who performed an elegant rendition of Joe Hisaishi’s One Summer’s Day, the main […]

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MCM Arts Week 2017

Last week saw the first Arts Week at MCM, a week dedicated to celebrating the Arts throughout the College, with involvement from Reception to Upper Sixth. We have had a series of events, ranging from musical concerts to portrait drawing and the week began with a lunchtime concert on Monday 13th February, which attracted a […]

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ABRSM High Scorers Concert 2017

We were delighted that Elena Tan, one of our Remove IGCSE musicians, was invited to perform at the ABRSM high scores’ event in the Black Box in the Mall of Medini onSaturday, 14th January. Elena was extremely well deserving of this opportunity. Having been awarded 142 out of 150 in her Grade 4 singing examination, […]

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