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Category: Music

Concerto Concert

3rd May 2024

The Concerto Concert with Southern Pro Musica has become a standout event in the RGS musical year, and this year’s performance was no exception. In front of a sizable audience, four performers (and one composer) graced the stage, delivering an exceptional display of musicianship. The evening commenced with Thomas McLean’s rendition of Poulenc’s Concerto for…

Choral & Orchestral Concert

29th April 2024

This term’s Choral and Orchestral Concert took place in Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday 24 April. In front of a large crowd, the audience was treated to a programme of mostly English choral and instrumental music from the twentieth century. Under the baton of Mr Chambers, the RGS Symphony Orchestra took to the platform for…

Oliver! Review

14th March 2024

Jam packed with boisterous and poignant songs, mischievous urchins, loveable rogues and more than a touch of menace, the RGS production of Lionel Bart’s much-loved musical Oliver! transported audiences to the world of Oliver Twist, based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel.  The moody set vividly invoked the sense of Victorian London street life as well…

Musician of the Year 2024

12th February 2024

Established to highlight exceptional musicianship at RGS, Musician of the Year is now a key event in the school’s musical calendar. This year’s final, held in Big School on Wednesday 7 February, was particularly special as it marked the 25th anniversary of the prize’s endowment by former parents John and Hilary Steynor. To mark this…

Orchestral Concert

8th December 2023

The recent Orchestral Concert at Holy Trinity Church showcased a diverse range of music, featuring both classical staples and two world premieres. The evening commenced with Ruvin Meda’s Theme for Big Band, a debut performance by the talented composer and Lower Sixth student. The RGS Big Band, conducted by Miss Wild, delivered a confident and…

Advent Service

24th November 2023

In its second year, the Advent Service has become a standout event in the Michaelmas Term, taking place by candlelight in the atmospheric setting of Holy Trinity Church. Whilst it is the central Christian season of expectation and preparation as the Church prepares to celebrate the coming of Christ, its perennial message of hope and…

Chamber Choir’s Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral

10th November 2023

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, a place of worship for nearly 900 years, serves as both the diocesan cathedral and the college’s chapel. With a rich history since Cardinal Wolsey’s absorption in the 1520s, it is renowned for music quality and served as an excellent location for the first Joint Schools’ Chamber Choir outing of the…

Joint Music Tour to Lake Garda

15th September 2023

A group of 56 talented musicians spanning the Fourth Form up to the Upper Sixth embarked on a remarkable Tour to Lake Garda, Italy, under the joint banner of GHS and RGS Big Band and Swing Band, led by Lorraine Wild. This unforgettable Tour was a harmonious blend of musical excellence and the breathtaking beauty…

Concerto Concert

12th May 2023

The Concerto Concert with Southern Pro Musica has justifiably become one of the stellar events of the RGS musical year, and this year’s performance in Holy Trinity Church, was no exception. In front of a large audience, seven performers took to the stage in what was simply an outstanding display of musicianship, which held the…

GLive Concert

17th March 2023

Looking out over a packed auditorium at GLive it was astonishing to think that almost exactly three years ago to the day we had been forced to cancel the RGS/GHS joint choral concert because of Covid 19. So, the excitement was intense at the prospect of once again hearing the tremendous, massed forces of school…