The Music department is housed in a stunning £3 million Music School, designed by Eric Parry, R.A. and completed in November 2005. This state-of-the-art building, including a fine Recital Hall, was officially opened by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, CBE, Master of the Queen’s Music, in March 2006.
The Recital Hall is a 100-seater auditorium with sweeping views across the School playing fields to the Sports Pavilion. There are three dedicated academic teaching rooms, one of which houses a suite of Apple iMacs with Logic Pro 9 and Sibelius 7. There is a 16-track recording studio running Logic Pro 9 on an Apple Mac Pro computer with the options of recording both from a live room and the Recital Hall.
Instrumental teaching takes place in a suite of 15 specialist teaching rooms, including two dedicated percussion rooms. There are 6 additional practice rooms which are available for boys to use throughout the week.
The Great Hall, beautifully restored after the dramatic fire of 1979, is used as a venue for the larger concerts. It houses a four manual Copeman Hart organ. The Chapel itself is an iconic building, the last building of the great late Victorian architect, George Frederick Bodley, and it is within this beautiful decorated space, with its fine acoustic, that the Choir performs on a regular basis. The organ in the chapel is a two manual Hill, Norman and Beard.
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