A Tradition of Fine Music
There has always been a rich musical seam running through Lancing College: from orchestral and choral works to, more latterly, contemporary, jazz and rock music. The school’s musical heritage includes the composition of Britten’s cantata St Nicolas for its centenary and Pärt’s Triodion for its 150th anniversary. Many distinguished musicians have passed through Lancing’s doors.
The thriving Music School upholds the College’s long-established tradition of choral and orchestral music and provides an environment in which the most talented pupils aim for the highest standards.The opportunities for Lancing musicians to develop and flourish are second to none, and are as many and varied as one would find at any of the best non-specialist music schools. The 250-300 instrumental, singing, composition and theory lessons that take place each week, with visiting and resident tutors provide the bed-rock of our work with many of the talented young musicians – that, and the ever-so-slightly eccentric and relaxed environment that is Lancing College Music School.
Some pupils only start to play an instrument after their arrival at the school and go on to achieve great success. Everyone is encouraged to make music, regardless of ability, and the College provides all pupils with opportunities to perform - in the highly regarded lunchtime concert series, the many and varied evening concerts and recitals, the House Music Competition, the summer rock concert in the open-air theatre and at prestigious venues outside the College. For the really keen to the casual musician there is a constant variety of workshops and masterclasses, lessons and rehearsals. From contemporary music composition to the remarkable Choral Evensong excursions by the Choir to many of Britain’s finest cathedrals, there is something for everyone – and many try everything!
Our current Music Calendar can be viewed/downloaded here:
Lancing College Music Calendar (PDF)