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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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Kranji Remembrance Service Singapore

Sunday 13th November saw the annual Kranji Remembrance Service held in Singapore, attended by boarders and beaks of MCM. Despite the need for a very early start, the Marlborough community arrived at the Kranji War Memorial to see the combined choirs of Dulwich, Tanglin and Marlborough College, accompanied by the Marlborough string quartet, sing at […]

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Prep School Music Recital Michaelmas Term

This term’s Music Recital took place under sunny skies as pupils, parents and beaks gathered at the Drama Hall Courtyard for an afternoon of choral music, violin duets, drum and bass rhythms and more. The Melbourne Tour Choir, back from the Music Tour over the half term holiday, opened the first half of the recital […]

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Prep School Music Tour to Melbourne

The Prep School embarked on its inaugural Music tour to Melbourne over the half term break last month. It was a 5-day itinerary of performing and sight-seeing, and the group was made up of 36 singers and instrumentalists ranging from Year 5 to Shell. Over the course of the tour, the Choir performed at St […]

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MCM Rocks! The Beatles

Saturday 1st October saw the second MCM Rocks! concert take to the stage. The Beatles themed concert was a great success, with over fifty pupils performing to a packed Drama Hall. The concert began with an arrangement of ‘Help!’ sung by the College Choir and accompanied by the College Orchestra, who then went on to […]

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Prep School Music Workshops

Over the final week of term, our Upper Prep pupils ended the academic year with an ambitious musical project with the aim of putting on a showcase for their end-of-year celebration assembly. This was done under the guidance of workshop leader Filipe Sousa, who visited from London and was previously at MCM in January carrying […]

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Pre-Prep Music Recital May 2016

The Prep School held their annual Pre-Prep Musical Showcase this week, involving every single pupil from Reception to Year 2, in the Green Hall. Audiences were taken on a half-hour journey of the different seasons through song, percussion and solo performances, highlighting the cycle of life and the significance of belonging. Particularly commendable were our […]

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Prep School Music Recital May 2016

The Prep School held their last music recital of the academic year with a slight variation in the venue – it took place in the amphitheatre outside the Senior School Drama Hall. What seemed like an overly-bold idea during its stages of conception proved to be a brilliant one, as parents, pupils and beaks moved […]

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Piano Competition Final 2016

The final of the Piano Soloists Competition took place on Friday 29th April. Six of the College’s pianists played pieces which even the judge, Dr Christine Tan – a lecturer at the Institute of Music at UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur – labelled as extremely challenging. The talent displayed was outstanding, and the competition extremely tight. […]

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Prep School Music Recital

On the evening of Thursday 3rd March the LRC was transformed into an intimate performance space where pupils from various ages across the Prep School were given the chance to share their musical progress on stage for their friends, family and beaks. This term’s Music Recital saw 26 soloists and two choirs perform a wide […]

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Carol Concert 2015

On Sunday 13th December, Common Room, parents, pupils and friends filled the Dining Hall for the College Carol Service. Before the celebration started we were treated to some beautiful music from the Wind Band, the String Quartet and the Choirs. The Master welcomed the congregation and explained the origin of the service of lessons and […]

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MCM Rocks 2015

The College held its very first rock show at the weekend called MCM Rocks 2015. The 12 different acts brought together a wealth of talent from across the Senior School. There were established groups that have been run as school activities; as well as pupils who have taken it upon themselves to put something together […]

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