The department provides unparalleled opportunities for performance, ranging from informal lunchtime recitals to large-scale concerts. All are encouraged to perform, whatever standard they

A typical year’s calendar comprises the following musical events:

  • Lunchtime concerts (approximately 12 per year)
  • Evening recitals:
    Music Scholar Recitals (Junior and Senior)
    New Scholars’ Recital
    Fridays at 6 recital series (approximately 10 per year)
    Music Across Dean Close (includes highest level musicians from the Preparatory and Senior Schools)
    Valedictory Concert
  • Half Term Concerts (2 per year)
  • Concerts given at local churches (approximately 2 per year)
  • Choral Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey and an
    Oxbridge College
  • Service of Nine Lessons & Carols and School Carol Service
  • Competitions:
    House Singing Competition (compulsory for the entire school)
    House Music Competition (solo instrumental and vocal)
    Sherratt Prize (post-Grade 8)
    Song Recital Trophy (post – Grade 8)
    Composition Prize
  • Masterclasses (approximately 2 per year)
  • RocSoc Concert
  • Jazz Band evening
  • Choral Society Concert (either in the Pittville Pump Room, Tewkesbury Abbey or Cheltenham Town Hall)
  • Spring Concert in the Pittville Pump Room
  • Advent Concert alternating with the School Musical
  • Commemoration Concert

In addition to the above, other musical events are included each year, both in and out of school.