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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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Choir To Perform Free Concert

The acclaimed Choir of St Michaels’s Church, Hamburg, will round off a UK tour with a free lunchtime concert in the chapel of the Royal Hospital School on 21st May 2016. After performing to sold-out venues across Coventry, Norwich and Ipswich, the 50 piece ensemble will be giving a free …

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The 2nd East of England Organ Day

On Saturday 7th May 2016, the Royal Hospital School will be hosting the 2nd East of England Organ day. The King of Instruments has a long a varied history – from Roman hydraulics to progressive rock. The East of England Organ Day 2016 will explore the organ’s many musical guises, …

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