Wellington School Music

Wellington School Music

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Lovely Autumn concert this evening! Thank you so much :-)
'tain't like the old days :(
20 schoools, 450 young voices, it's a big, big concert http://bit.ly/2q4Xc8O
Wellington School Music
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Musical director required for proficient and committed chamber choir, Somerset
COLLEGIUM SINGERS is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic professional musician to work with our auditioned chamber choir of 24-28 able amateur singers based in the Taunton area. The right candidate will preferably be a singer themselves, with experience of working with choral groups and repertoire and the ability to share expertise, to demonstrate technique and maintain good ensemble together with sufficient keyboard skills to assist in rehearsals as required.
The group performs repertoire from a wide range of genres, from mediaeval to the present day, with particular experience in Renaissance and Baroque. It employs professional instrumentalists when appropriate for performances. Eight weekly rehearsals (currently Monday evenings) are usually held prior to each of three or four annual concerts, which are held in a variety of venues in the area.
Remuneration for these services will be in the order of £4-5000 pa for the successful candidate (negotiable dependent on the number of events and associated rehearsal requirement). We would hope to form a long term working relationship.
The closing date for applications is 15th February 2017, interviews on 2nd March and auditions March 20th and 27th
The post is available from April 2017, although a start date in September 2017 will be acceptable.
A full job description and further information about Collegium Singers are available from the Chair, John Edwards: [email protected].
For more information on the choir see: www.collegiumsingers.org.uk
The US acoustic bluesman, Guy Davis, will be playing at Caryford Hall, Castle Cary on Monday 15 August 2016. Guy is an exceptional blues guitarist and banjo player who has released a number of acclaimed albums as well as acting in films and on Broadway. Doors open 18.45. Performance starts 19.30. Tickets £12.50 or £10.00 concessions, available in person from the Market House, Castle Cary or from www.wegottickets.com Plenty of free off road parking and licensed bar.
OW Kitty Macfarlane
The acclaimed a ca****la group, Apollo5, will be joining us on Friday 2 October for a day of workshops and master classes with our singers, then performing a concert of vocal jazz, pop and classical at 7pm in Chapel.

Get your tickets here: [email protected] and tell all your friends! Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children (free for WS pupils) and include a programme and refreshments. It's going to be an unmissable evening.
CALLING ALL BANDS! Entries are still OPEN!

This years Battle of the Bands runs for six weeks every Friday, starting at 8pm, from 3 July through to the Final on 6 August.

Winners receive: $1200 prize money, $500 bartercard credit, tattoo vouchers from Pieces of Eight Tattoo Studio, Petone, and much more ..... and your bands name immortalised on the Burning Embers Inc Battle of the Bands Trophy alongside last years winner Venus in Transit.

The Parrot and Jigger in Petone, Lower Hutt will be our host. Let the BATTLES commence ....
Love live music? Come down to The Parrot and Jigger every Friday night this month to celebrate NZ Music Month. Kick back and let our delectable and talented local artists entertain you ....

Jump on a train at the Wellington Railway Station and get off at the Western Hutt Station - and you're there!

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Free entry
Any talented students interested in coming to our Brass Workshop? - it's going to be a great day of playing! http://www.johnpacker.co.uk/Catalogue/Tickets/2015-Advanced-Brass-Band-Day-with-Glyn-Williams-Sat-28-Mar-308843
Wellington Music Lovers may be interested to listen to BBC Radio Three's "in Tune" programme at 5 pm on 29 July, when Roger Woodward (who is playing a recital of Chopin, Bach and Beethoven in the Great Hall on 1st August) will be talking to the presenter about his career, life and the recital in aid of Animals Asia.
The programme will also be available on the BBC I-player for 7 days following the programme.
There will also be more about this on AppleFM on 28th July at 3pm

Wellington School Music ... where music really matters

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 26/08/2021

Timeline photos

Students at Wellington School are currently enjoying getting to know their new instruments on this lovely sunny day in Somerset.

We love delivering to to inspire and invigorate young pianists in their .

Photos from Wellington School Music's post 18/10/2019

Wellington School launched its 3-18 Music Department on Wednesday, performing two works by well-known French composers Paul Dukas and Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns.

27/09/2019

Please also look at our Instagram page for our latest news.

16/09/2019

Studying music helps children get better grades in English, science and maths

09/09/2019

Wellington School Chapel Choir premiered "Unless the Lord Builds Up The House" by John Young on Sunday. We were very pleased to have the composer in the congregation.

Photos from Wellington School's post 09/09/2019

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22/06/2019

WELLINGTON!
It's about time we came back and did a hometown show, don't you think? Well we're doing it!

This Friday at 7PM, join us, Tristan Mackay and Kitty Macfarlane at the Wellington School Great Hall for the biggest music event in Wellington this summer!

Tickets available on the door:
£8 - Adults
£5 - Students
£3 - School Age Students

Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1297005950452401/

04/06/2019

A date not to be missed...! Always a fantastic and popular evening, featuring two pianos, singers, percussion, surprises and lots of fun. Free entry too!

Timeline photos 13/05/2019

Timeline photos

13/05/2019

Now the Summer term is well under way, please have a look at our busy Music Diary and feel free to come along to some of our musical events.

10/05/2019

20-minute tasters are free, if you want to try out an instrument. We’re particularly keen to hear from any budding saxophonists and string players. (PS: Current pupils only....)

09/03/2019

Wellington School Orchestra Bohemian Rhapsody

04/03/2019
01/03/2019

SPRING CONCERT - Monday 4 March @ 7pm

We have a fantastic and varied programme lined up for our Spring Concert & Choral Collective this Monday 4 March at 7pm in Great Hall. Featuring some great orchestral and ensemble numbers by Mozart, Queen, Handel and Ellington and an eclectic mix of pop by several of our talented singing groups, most of whom have created their own arrangements. There will be music for everyone to enjoy and you are all very welcome. No charge for entry.

Mighty Orchestra - 8 February 2019 12/02/2019

Outreach event with Prep Schools

22/01/2019

We have another busy musical term ahead of us and hope to welcome you to some of our varied events; from Teatime and Faculty Concerts in Small Hall to our Spring Concert on Monday 4 March with a sprinkling of wonderful Choral music inbetween by our glorious Chapel Choir. Please take a look at the attached diary, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

04/12/2018

Up your AURAL game now!

12/11/2018

Our Autumn Concert, planned for this Wednesday 14th, has been postponed to Wednesday 12th December.

However, if you were looking forward to an autumnal winter interlude, all is not lost. You are all warmly invited to Open Rehearsals this Wednesday instead, in Great Hall between 4-6pm involving Concert Band, String Orchestra and Senior Orchestra:

4.00-4.45: Senior Concert Band
4.50-5.10: String Orchestra
5.15-6.00: Symphony Orchestra, also featuring Harmonix

This opportunity affords an exciting insight into the rehearsal process, demonstrating how a performance is pieced. The music being rehearsed will range from the powerful 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, through an exuberant suite of Danny Elfman's film music, via Walton's stirring Coronation March Crown Imperial and Lana Del Rey's Young and Beautiful, sung by Harmonix and accompanied by full orchestra!

Everyone is very welcome to drop in whenever suits, it will be an informal, come-and-go-as-you-please occasion.

08/11/2018

This evening.....Everyone very welcome.

25/09/2018

We have hit the ground running this term, straight into our production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'School of Rock', which is sounding fantastic. The show runs Wednesday,Thursday and Friday nights (27th - 29th Sep) but if you haven't already got a ticket you're probably out of luck as we believe they're all sold out.

However, we have several other musical interludes and events we hope you will come and enjoy this term; have a look at our Diary here.

Not to be missed will be our Autumn concert on Wed 14th November at 7pm and around that several more intimate events like Teatime concerts (refreshments served!), Music-4-Lunch in Chapel at lunchtime, which is always a welcome treat during the busy day, and our Brass and Woodwind Faculty concerts in November.

18/09/2018

Recruitment of Head

This is an exceptional opportunity (following the appointment of Henry Price as Head of Oakham School in September 2019) to join a happy and vibrant day and boarding school in a beautiful part of the country.

Wellington School seeks to provide a rounded and grounded independent education, combining tradition and innovation in its philosophy of Learning for Life.

The School is seeking an inspiring individual who can quickly win the confidence and trust of all members of the school community. Already in a senior leadership position, you will be a proven educationalist committed to academic excellence and passionate about providing pupils with a well-rounded education and exceptional pastoral care. You will be engaging and be keen to embrace Wellington’s position in the local community. A confident networker, you will be able to market the School effectively at home and overseas. Your strong commercial instincts and acumen will further develop the ‘business’ side of the School and your ability as an instinctive strategic thinker will provide an innovative and realistic vision for the future development of Wellington School.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to arrange a confidential discussion with one of the consultants handling this appointment:

Helen Flower – [email protected] or +44 7921 587752

Peter Bodkin – [email protected] or +44 7821 737092

Claire Oulton – [email protected] or +44 7738 737482

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Tuesday 9th October 2018

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically and email it and a covering letter, as PDF files please, to Jonathan Barnes at: [email protected].

Wellington School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check.

Why classical musicians are bracing for the worst after Brexit — The Independent 10/08/2018

Why classical musicians are bracing for the worst after Brexit — The Independent

Why classical musicians are bracing for the worst after Brexit — The Independent The composer Howard Goodall was passing through a London airport in March en route to a conducting gig in Houston. Idling at the currency exchange desk, he got into conversation with an employee about whether Brexit would be good for his industry. When Goodall said no, and suggested the consequences...

05/06/2018

CALLING ALL SINGERS...Tuesday 27 June

COME & SING MUSIC FOR STAGE AND SCREEN FROM SCRATCH with the Chapel Choir, under the direction of Andrew Trewhella.

Come along and learn to sing two choral masterpieces in just an hour! The gorgeous Polovtsian Dances from Alexander Borodin’s opera Prince Igor are at once sumptuously exotic, splendidly earthy and passionately fiery. Equally elemental is John Williams’ thrilling Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – like all the Star Wars prequels it’s a disappointing film, but the music, as always with John Williams, is sensational!

Working with the school's acclaimed chapel choir, this specially assembled scratch chorus will then perform the two pieces in our 'Two Piano Malarkey' concert later the same day, accompanied by two fabulous Steinway grand pianos and a battery of dramatic and colourful percussion! All pupils, staff, parents and friends are encouraged to come and join the fun.

Music is provided on arrival and there is just one rehearsal, from 4.00-5.00 on the day of the concert in Great Hall - Tuesday 26 June. The concert then follows at 7pm in Great Hall. It would be an advantage to do a little homework in advance, to save time in rehearsal, so please Youtube the pieces and have a good listen before the day. There is no charge for this experience - just come along and enjoy it - the more singers, the more thrilling the sound!

We look forward to welcoming as many as possible of you on Tuesday 26 June.

Photos from Wellington School's post 06/05/2018

Photos from Wellington School's post

19/04/2018

NEW FOR THIS TERM - 'Bitesize' Music-4-Lunch, starting tomorrow - 20 April - at 1.15pm in Chapel. A brief, but wonderful interlude in the busy school day and an opportunity to catch 15 minutes of music by our talented musicians. All welcome.

Tomorrow features Anson Tang and Marco Leong, our Upper 6th piano students, who are taking part in Sunday's prestigious final of the Two Moors Young Musicans Competition near Cullompton.

16/04/2018

Take a look at this term's Summer Diary; there is plenty to come along to and enjoy (except All the King's Men, which is sold out...).

Our Summer Concert is a little earlier in the term than usual - on Tuesday 8 May at 7pm. Free entry.

We look forward to seeing you. Keep an eye on this page for more details of our music events as they approach.

22/03/2018

Tonight at 7pm in Chapel. Please come along and bring friends and family for a glorious hour of choral music at its best. Free entry!

20/03/2018
07/03/2018

Yuja Wang revisite la Marche Turque de Moozart

Wow....!

05/03/2018

ALL THE KING'S MEN

We were so disappointed this concert & associated workshops had to be cancelled on Sunday.

The good news is that we have a new date - SUNDAY 13 MAY - all arrangements and timings staying the same.

If you already have tickets, these will still be valid. If the date is no longer convenient and you would like to apply for a refund, you will be be given the opportunity to do so via an email from the Box Office.

We will let you know if any returns become available.

26/02/2018

Tickets for All the King’s Men on 4 March have now all sold out! Please do not show up on the night without a ticket, numbers are strictly limited and we would hate to have to turn you away....

13/02/2018

We are so excited to welcome this award-winning a ca****la group, featuring our very own Will Hester (2015). After countless sensational international tours, sell-out appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and several albums under their belts, All the King's Men will also be remembered for reaching the final of the BBC's 'Pitch Battle' last year.

This multi-award winning group have quickly conquered the UK a ca****la scene with their tight vocal harmonies and original arrangements. A diverse selection of music and entertaining choreography, seasoned with humour and mischief, creates a regal performance fit for a king!

Tickets are on sale now here:

https://www.trybooking.co.uk/DVD

and are £12 for adults, £5 for school-aged children and free to Wellington pupils (pupil tickets will need to be collected from the Box Office).

11/01/2018

Take a look at this term's busy music diary and do feel free to come along to any of our concerts, most of which are free of charge.

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