King Edward's Music

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham

John Rutter on Christopher Churcher (Sixths)

Lunchtime Recital Thursday 2 December 2021

King Edward VI High School and King Edward's School Lunchtime Recital
King Edward VI High School and King Edward's School Lunchtime Recital
King Edward VI High School and King Edward's School Lunchtime Recital
King Edward VI High School and King Edward's School Lunchtime Recital
King Edward VI High School and King Edward's School Lunchtime Recital
King Edward VI High School and King Edward's School Lunchtime Recital

The Barber Recital at the Elgar Concert Hall

On Friday 19th November, students from King Edward VI High School for Girls and King Edward’s School performed at the Elgar Concert Hall in the Bramall Music Building at the University of Birmingham. The programme featured pieces by Brahms, Delibes, and a new opera commissioned from Christopher Churcher in Sixths.

Thank you to David Ash for the photographs below:

The Barber Recital. King Edward VI High School for Girls and King Edward's School
The Barber Recital. King Edward VI High School for Girls and King Edward's School
The Barber Recital. King Edward VI High School for Girls and King Edward's School

The Barber Recital at the Elgar Concert Hall

Monday’s Musical Assembly with jazz piano teacher Mr Joe Thompson

On Monday 8th November, our visiting jazz piano teacher and ex-KES pupil, Mr Joe Thompson, gave an assembly to all boys in Shells, Removes and Upper Middles.

Along with Fifths pupils Daniel Gooding and James Gooding on drums and bass respectively, Mr Thompson played some examples of well-known tunes in different styles. He also explained what the concept of harmony was, by transitioning between songs with different genres seamlessly due to their similar harmonic structures.

The overarching message of the assembly addressed the importance of exploring new avenues and to have the courage to try new things; not just in music, but in life in general.

Mr Thompson comes into school to teach jazz piano every Monday. Please do get in touch with the Music Department if your son would like to have lessons.

Strings’ Instrumental Evening

On Monday 8th November, pupils from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School took part in the Strings’ Instrumental Evening. This concert featured a variety of instruments, played by both soloists and ensembles. Below, you can see our newly-formed Removes’ Chamber Orchestra in action!

Pupil takes part in production with English Touring Opera

Upper Middles student Adi Ray was recently selected to perform in English Touring Opera’s performance of Amadigi during half term. In the opera, described as “small-scale Handel with yoga and walls of fire”, Adi sang treble in the role of Orgando, the god of love. Well done Adi!

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham -- English Touring Opera

Lunchtime Recital Thursday 4 November 2021

King Edward's School Birmingham and King Edward VI High School Birmingham Lunchtime Recital

Woodwind and Brass Instrumental Evening

On Monday 1st November, pupils from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School took part in the Woodwind and Brass Instrumental Evening. This concert featured a variety of instruments, played by both soloists and ensembles.

Music Calendar 2021/22

We have a variety of musical events happening this year! Please click here to view this year’s music calendar:

Music Calendar 2021 - 2022 King Edward's School and King Edward VI High School

Performers’ Platform

Performance Platform King Edward's School Birmingham (KES) and King Edward's VI School for Girls (KEHS)

Senior Swing Band 2021-22

We are delighted that rehearsals are back in person this year! Here is our Senior Swing Band in action:

KES / KEHS Birmingham Senior Swing Band

Lunchtime Recital Thursday 7 October 2021

Lunchtime recital programme Thursday 7 October King Edward's School and King Edward VI High School for Girls
Lunchtime recital programme Thursday 7 October King Edward's School and King Edward VI High School for Girls
Lunchtime recital programme Thursday 7 October King Edward's School and King Edward VI High School for Girls
Lunchtime recital programme Thursday 7 October King Edward's School and King Edward VI High School for Girls

The Miss Margaret Davis Memorial Recital 23 September 2021

The Miss Margaret Davis Memorial Recital programme 23 September
The Miss Margaret Davis Memorial Recital programme 23 September
The Miss Margaret Davis Memorial Recital programme 23 September
The Miss Margaret Davis Memorial Recital programme 23 September
The Miss Margaret Davis Memorial Recital programme 23 September

The Miss Margaret Davies Memorial Recital 23 September 2021

On Thursday 23 September, the annual Miss Margaret Davis Memorial Recital took place in the Ruddock Hall. This recital featured some of the most advanced musicians from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

Thank you to David Ash for the photographs. You can view the full gallery here.

King Edward's School, Birmingham. The annual Margaret Davies Recital on Thursday 23 September 2021 in the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre.
King Edward's School, Birmingham. The annual Margaret Davies Recital on Thursday 23 September 2021 in the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre.
King Edward's School, Birmingham. The annual Margaret Davies Recital on Thursday 23 September 2021 in the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre.

Shells’ Recital 2021

Shells’ Recital, September 2019

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

18:00 in the Ruddock Hall

Tonight is the opening of our concert season; the Shells’ first ever concert at King Edward’s School.

19 performances will be given by this most remarkable year of Shells. Admission is free and you do not have to book in advance.