The College boasts a varying number of orchestras and ensembles to which many of our musical pupils and students can belong:
Chamber Orchestra is one of the College’s flagship instrumental ensembles. It is almost entirely made up of pupils in the Upper School and generally plays repertoire for smaller scale orchestral ensembles. The Orchestra performs at a number of concerts throughout the year.
The College Wind Quintet is a new instrumental group which gives the most able instrumental players the opportunity to perform in this popular instrumental ensemble. Members benefit from weekly coaching and perform regularly.
Flute Choir is a new instrumental group for flautists in the Lower School. It is designed to accommodate the College’s many flute players and to give them the opportunity to develop skills in chamber performance.
Guitar Club meets on a Monday after school. It welcomes both electric and acoustic guitar players. The repertoire is mainly modern and includes popular classics by artists like The Beatles, Oasis, Journey and Green Day. Players of all standards are welcome to join.
Junior Orchestra is a popular instrumental group for pupils in Lower School and performs at a number of concerts throughout the year. They rehearse once a week and have played repertoire which includes Soul Bossa Nova and I Dreamed a Dream.
The group is made up of brass players of Grade 5 and above and a kit drummer. They play music from the Baroque era right up to the present day. They have performed at venues including the Metropolitan Cathedral, St George’s Hall and the Town Hall.
Senior Orchestra is a very popular instrumental group which includes a large number of pupils and students. It is for musicians who play any orchestral instrument, with wind players of at least a Grade 6 standard and strings players of a Grade 5 standard and above. The Orchestra plays at many concerts throughout the year including at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Founder’s Day and went on highly successful tours of the Rhineland in 2012 and Paris in 2014