Malvern College aims to provide musical opportunities for all its pupils, from high-level performers preparing for a career in music to enthusiasts who want to enjoy some regular music-making. In the Foundation Year (Year 9), all pupils follow a short course in music. Pupils in the Remove and Hundred (Years 10 and 11) can opt to follow the GCSE course in Music, and the subject is offered in the Sixth Form at A level and within the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The Music School is housed in a large Victorian building and includes three large rehearsal/class rooms, music technology room, percussion room, recording studio, library and numerous large practice/teaching rooms. Attached to the Music School is St Edmund's Hall, a 150-seat recital hall with a fine Steinway piano. Regular Informal and Community Concerts take place in St Edmund's Hall, giving pupils many opportunities for solo and ensemble performance. In addition, College musicians perform at various venues in Worcestershire and Herefordshire, whilst the Chamber Choir has undertaken recent tours to France and Holland.

Major concerts take place in Big School in the main school building when the School Orchestra, Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Jazz Band perform. The College Choral Society also gives its annual concert in Big School, with recent works including Karl Jenkins' 'The Armed Man', Orff's 'Carmina Burana' and Verdi's 'Requiem'.

There is a fine three-manual Willis organ in the College Chapel. The Chapel Choir is for pupils of all ages and sings at the Sunday services each week, as well as leading worship at other special services on Remembrance Sunday and at various Carol services. Advent Carols are sung in Malvern Priory where the annual Service of Commemoration is also held.

The Director of Music is supported by four academic musicians including Head of Strings, Head of Woodwind, Brass & Percussion and the College Organist. There are also 22 visiting teachers who, along with the full-time staff, offer specialist teaching in all traditional orchestral instruments as well as voice, organ, drum kit, bagpipes, recorder and classical, bass and electric guitar.

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Music Diary

Lent Term 2019

Plugged and Unplugged Concert

Thursday 24th January 


Rogers Theatre


Music Scholarships 



Monday - Wednesday




28th - 30th January

Music School

Lunchbox Recital 

Tuesday 31st January 



















Malvern Priory 

Jazz Band Concert


Friday 1st February











Beaudesert School

Trumpet Day

Sunday 10th February









Solihull School




Informal Concert

Friday 1st March










St Edmund's Hall

Heats of House Music Competition

Sunday - Thursday


3rd - 7th March

Music School


Community Concert

Thursday 5th March

1.00pm Refreshments 

3.00pm Concert



St Edmund's Hall


Grade V Theory

Wednesday 6th March






Music School

Jazz Band Concert

Friday 8th March





The Elms School 

ABRSM/Trinity Practical Exams 

Week commencing Monday 11th March



Finals of House Music Competition

Monday 25th March

4.30 pm - Category C (up to Grade 4)

5.15 pm - Category B (Grades 5 & 6)

7.30 pm - Category A (Grades 7 & above)

St Edmund's Hall

Sixth Form Musicians’ Dinner

Thursday 14th March

7.00 pm Reception

7.30 pm Dinner

Gryphon Room


Further information concerning all College Concerts can be obtained from:

Jonathan Brown
Director of Music
Tel: 01684 581530