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The Dream Of Gerontius

THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS, EDWARD ELGAR ROYAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL SATURDAY 17TH JUNE 2017 I like to listen to music in the bath.  Really listen to it.  That’s the one place where I don’t have a phone, laptop, TV or any other distracting device (including husband’s minute-by-minute commentary of his every …

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Elgar’s Masterpiece at RHS

On Saturday 17th June 2017, the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital School, National Youth Choir of Great Britain Fellowship, Phoenix Singers and Holbrook Choral Society will join forces with the acclaimed Reade Orchestra for a performance of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in the stunning RHS Chapel. This work is …

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The Band of RHS

On Saturday 6th May 2017, the concert band, brass ensemble and big band of the Royal Hospital School took to the stage for an evening of music and pageantry. The programme of music spanned a period of over 500 years, demonstrating the band’s versatility and ensuring that every taste was …

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RHS Musical Extravaganza

On Saturday 4th March 2017, over 150 pupils from the Royal Hospital School will be taking to the stage for the annual Gala Concert in aid of the Suffolk Community Foundation, Bikeactive, Mencap, The Woolverstone Project and Riding for the Disabled Association. The evening is one of the school’s musical highlights …

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The BBC Big Band

The BBC Big Band, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading and most versatile orchestras, will once again be appearing in concert at the Royal Hospital School this Saturday. The band is hailed as one of the leading performers of the music of the great swing bands, and on …

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Annual Scholars’ Concert

On Friday 3rd February 2017 the Royal Hospital School will once again be celebrating its young musical talent in the popular annual Scholars’ Concert. The group of twenty-five Music Scholars at RHS includes a wide range of talent and ability, from Year 7 violinists to Year 13 brass players, and …

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RHS Joint Concert

On Saturday 28th January 2017, the world famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will be joining forces with the Band of the Royal Hospital School for their third annual joint concert. Starting at 7pm in the school’s grand Assembly Hall, the concert will feature a wide range of music …

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RHS Organ Opening

The Royal Hospital School in Holbrook is famous for its majestic Hill, Norman & Beard chapel organ, built in 1933 and currently listed as an instrument of national importance by the British Institute of Organ Studies.  Hailed as a monument to the 1930’s English grand organ style, the instrument is …

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Simon Tripp at RHS

On Thursday 12th January 2017, Warrant Officer First Class Simon Tripp, the Corps Bandmaster of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, will be returning to the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook to give a lecture on life as a military musician. Brought up in a Naval family, Simon attended the Royal Hospital …

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Derek Nash

Derek Nash and the Chris Ingham Trio with the Royal Hospital School Big Band at Holbrook, Ipswich on Friday 30 Sep 2016. Young musicians, parents and audiences enjoyed a masterclass in jazz from the acclaimed multi-reedsman Derek Nash. With saxophones from the giant baritone down to a cute soprano in his collection …

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Organ Recital at RHS

The organ of the Royal Hospital School was built in 1933 by the East Anglian firm of Hill, Norman & Beard, and is a unique example of the company’s skill and artistry. It sits within a chapel of cathedral proportions, with a sumptuous seven second acoustic. Unsurprisingly, the organ is …

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An Evening Of Masterpieces

On Saturday 18th June 2016, the combined choirs of the Royal Hospital School and Holbrook Choral Society will join forces with the acclaimed Reade Orchestra for a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in the stunning RHS Chapel. Mozart’s Requiem is one of the pillars of the classical choral repertoire, and the …

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Rock Legend to Play RHS

On Friday 26 February Suffolk’s favourite guitar rebel, Robbie Gladwell, will be heading up a concert at The Royal Hospital School featuring his own band, Blind Panic, as well as home grown talent in the form of a number of RHS pupil-led rock bands. Founded in 2011, Robbie Gladwell’s Blind …

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BBC Big Band at RHS

The BBC Big Band, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading and most versatile orchestras, performed to a full house at the Royal Hospital School last Saturday evening. Following a morning workshop with the RHS pupils, during which the conductor, Barry Forgie, and members of the band worked on …

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Local School Hitting the Right Notes

Six pupils from The Royal Hospital School have gained prestigious membership of the acclaimed National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Consisting of 750 of the country’s best young singers, the choir rehearses twice a year during the summer holidays, giving the members an excellent opportunity to develop their vocal techniques …

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