King Edward's Music

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham

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Lunchtime Recital

Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 13.10
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Bronagh Lee, violin
Nikita Jain, bassoon

Piano Sextet:
Naomi Bazlov, piano; Ivy Lau, violin; Samantha Burley, violin; Junias Wong, viola; Mark Li, ‘cello; George Roberts, double bass

works by Kreisler, Fauré, Bozza and Mozart.  

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Performers’ Platform



Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at 1830
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Piano and Winds Quintet:
Christopher Churcher, piano; Yash Suribhatla, oboe; Lucy Smith, clarinet; Roshan Bahia, horn; Shivanii Arun, bassoon;

Lucy Arnold, recorder
Andrew Tang, clarinet
Nikita Saini, guitar
David Zhao, piano
Rick Zheng, ‘cello
Cathy Ge, piano
Alisha Narendran, violin

Concert includes works by Lutosławski and Handel, as well as Mozart’s sublime Quintet for Piano and Winds.

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This concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

Instrumental Evening – piano and voice

Monday 14 October 2019 at 18.00
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by pianists and singers from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Jazz Evening

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Jazz Evening

Sunday 23rd June 2019
 Ruddock Hall, 16.30

Featuring guest professional musicians:

Joe Thompson, piano (Ivy Club London, ITV’s Daily Show, Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday party, Prince Charles’ 70th (pretty much the Royal Birthday Pianist!), and his long suffering colleague:
Robert Rickenberg, bass

Plus Senior Swing Band with student vocalists:

Nandini Bulchandani
Charlotte Chapman
Elysia Cheung

and many more:

Vocal Duos

Tara Desai & Sanjana Sudeshkumar
Priyanka Chaudhuri & Emil Ali
Joe Ward & Shivanii Arun

and even more!

Arun Ramanathan, voice
Nathan Cornish, trombone
Naomi Bazlov, piano & George Roberts, bass

Lunchtime Recital

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Thursday, 2 May 2019 at 13.10
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Daniel Li – viola
Ivy Lau – violin
Mark Li – ‘cello
Michael Heneghan trumpet

works by Gershwin, Brahms, Beethoven, Kreisler, Stevens. 

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Instrumental Evening – strings

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Monday, 1 April at 1800

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by string players from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Lunchtime Recital

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 at 13.10
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Samuel Howorth – piano
Rhea Takhar – oboe
Bronagh Lee violin
Beatrice Beardmore ‘cello

works by  Bach, Prokofiev, Korngold, Monn, Poulenc and the astonishing Funérailles by Franz Liszt. 

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Instrumental Evening – guitar

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Wednesday, 27 March at 1800

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by guitar players of King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Instrumental Evening – drums

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Monday, 25 March at 1800

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by drummers of King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Instrumental Evening – woodwind and brass

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Monday, 25 February 2019 at 1800

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by woodwind and brass players from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Lunchtime Recital

Thursday, 7 February 2019 at 13.10
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Samantha Burley violin
Junias Wong violin
Saffron Pougher flute
Enoch Cheung violin

works by Bloch, Elgar, Kreisler, Harty, Sibelius, and two Bachs 

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Instrumental Evening – piano and voice

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Monday 14 January 2019 at 18.00

Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

An informal concert given by pianists and singers from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls.

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham

This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Lunchtime Recital

Thursday, 10 January 2019 at 13.10
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Ella Mason, trumpet
Renee Chang, violin

works by Bozza, Büsser and Saint-Saëns 

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This recital is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Players from the CBSO record the Fifths’ string quartets.

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham -- CBSO recordings of boys' string quartets

Knowing the score

So………..serialism. That great musical genre, of harmony, tunefulness and beautifulness. Unfortunately, it wasn’t anything like that. Our compositions were full of increasingly obscure intervals and notes which clash and produce a dissonance that would usually mean your music is awful. But no, not serialism. It can sound as unusual and un-’musical’ as you want. I think that’s the really interesting aspect of our compositions is that we can break the majority of the rules we thought existed. Thus, the creations had rhythms that were harder to notate than play, titles which seemed like the composer was going mad while writing them and notes which had no musical bearing to their surroundings, save the matrix which we so faithfully trusted.

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham -- CBSO recordings of boys' string quartets (4)

Trust the Matrix

We embarked on our ‘creations’ towards the end of our fourth year and finally at the end of the autumn term in fifths our pieces got recorded by a remarkable set of players: Kate Suthers, CBSO principal second violin; Kate Oswin, CBSO first violin; Adam Römer, CBSO principal viola; Richard Jenkinson, ex-CBSO ‘cello, Mark Walkem, double bass extraordinaire and Sara Wilander, pianist of note. On that Friday, these players all came together to give life to our pieces and a recording of our pieces that even the titan of Sibelius (the musical composition software not the man himself…) could reproduce.

Arush’s piece Twisted Flamingoes, untwisted into particularly difficult slow triplet minims. We then had a sad moment when Rohan’s Orangutans died, so we had to play them a funeral piece, which was handily composed by Rohan. Then as time flew along we had Louis’ Tempus, and no sooner had we started the baroque-styled piece we moved on. We then had Heftigkeit (violence) by Gokul, which was lost over the summer and then refound (i.e. Gokul re-wrote it). We then tamed Jacob’s Wild Beasts, which turned out to be the middle strings.

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham -- CBSO recordings of boys' string quartets (2)

Written the night before?

Then, we had the piano pieces. These came about due to our rebellious nature: Dr Leigh said do a string quartet, so I did a piano sextet, Shirom a piano trio and Jiaqi a piano quartet. I got the prize for the longest title being: A three legged waltz, a bridge, hell and back again. Then Shirom had his Notes- The exploration of serialism through the transcendence of life and love, which had some interesting rhythms and some challenging double stopping that even the CBSO found tricky. Finally Jiaqi, the most rebellious one. He had a ‘normal’ piece after giving up on his serialist one. It had a piano part that wouldn’t be amiss in a Rachmaninov prelude and had some recognisable motifs, at least to the CBSO.

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham -- CBSO recordings of boys' string quartets (3)

Hell and back?

So, all I need do now is say thank you to the players and to Dr. Leigh for making this happen.

 

George Roberts, Fifths

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Christmas Concert

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Monday,  10 December 2018 at 1930
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

The programme includes performances given by:

Choral Society
Concert Band
Concert Orchestra
Senior Swing Band
KEHS Lower School Choir
KES/KEHS Symphony Orchestra

 

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The concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls

 

Christmas Concert


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Sunday,  9 December 2018 at 1930
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

The programme includes performances given by:

KES Choir
Junior Swing Band
Concert Band
KEHS Chamber Choir
KES/KEHS Symphony Orchestra

 

Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham

The concert is presented jointly with King Edward VI High School for Girls