The Royal Hospital School released its 2017/18 programme of concerts, which boasts more than 50 exciting events over the coming year. From the toe-tapping hits of Ella Fitzgerald, to rock and pop workshops, organ recitals and a joint concert with Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, there promises to be something for everyone. If you would like a copy of the new brochure, please contact the RHS Music Department by email at Read More
After announcing the inaugural Music Production Music Gateway Scholarship earlier this summer, the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) awarded the prestigious scholarship to its first ever recipient, former pupil Madison Claridge. Chosen for his talent, dedication and passion for the music industry, Madison will have his Music Production Degree fully funded and will graduate from ACM's Guildford campus free from tuition fee debt. Madison was ecstatic to have received 2017’s Music Production Scholarship saying “I applied for the Music Gateway Musi... Read More
Well done to Ben on his outstanding results of an A* grade in music and As in economics, maths and RS. With such excellent A Level results and his piano diploma, which is a professional qualification recognised by musicians and other music professionals around the world, Ben is well on the way to achieving his dream of being an organ scholar at Oxford University. The talented musician is spending a gap year as an organ scholar at Portsmouth Cathedral. Read More
On Saturday 13 May 2017, the Royal Hospital School will be hosting the 3rd East of England Organ Day, which will feature an Americana theme. The king of instruments has a long a varied history - from Roman hydraulics to progressive rock. The East of England Organ Day 2017 will explore the organ’s many musical guises. At the heart of the day will be the school’s monumental and well-loved 1933 Hill, Norman and Beard organ. Grammy award winner, Nathan Laube, is one of t... Read More
The RHS Band on parade On Saturday 6 May, the concert band of the Royal Hospital School will be taking to the stage for an evening of what promises to be unforgettable music and pageantry. The band is one of the flagship musical ensembles at RHS, and enjoys a wonderful reputation both at home and abroad. The fifty-piece band will be performing a wide selection of music, ranging from the raucous overture from the opera, Orpheus in the Underworld, to music... Read More
"This is the best of me...this, if anything of mine, is worth your memory." Elgar This classical masterpiece will combine hundreds of musicians in what is widely regarded as Elgar's finest choral work. Featuring:Holbrook Choral Society | Phoenix Singers, Framlingham | Royal Hospital School Chamber Choir | Reade Orchestra | National Youth Choir of Great Britain Fellows | Richard Edgar-Wilson, Tenor | William Saunders, Conductor Saturday 17 June 19:00Pre-concert drinks from 18:30Chapel, Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, IP9 2RX Tickets: £10 | Concessions: £7 | U18: FREE Tickets are av... Read More
On Saturday 4 March 2017, over 150 pupils took to the stage for the annual Gala Concert in aid of the Suffolk Community Foundation, Bikeactive, Mencap, The Woolverstone Project and the Riding for the Disabled Association. As the buzz of the packed chapel audience gradually died down, the evening’s entertainment got under way with Andrew Cantrill-Fenwick’s beautiful new arrangement of Thomas Tallis’ sixteenth century Canon. The cavernous acoustic and ethereal atmosphere was enhanced by the use of hand bells as the school... Read More

Brass for Africa

Former pupil Dom Torrington spent three months in Kampala last year working with Brass for Africa, a charity that works with disadvantaged children in Uganda and Liberia through the form of music. They provide weekly brass lessons to hundreds of children across 17 different outreach sites including orphanages, slum areas and juvenile homes. Dom was directly involved in teaching music and organising a concert, “I met many amazing and inspirational people whose lives have been transformed by Brass for Africa through gi... Read More
On Saturday 4 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 Wolverstone Project the Riding for the Disabled Association. The evening is one of the school’s musical highlights of the year and showcases the wealth of talent, musical diversity and incredibly high standards that are synonymous with RHS. From the serenity of sacred choral music to the shimmering strings of... Read More