Moreton Hall has a lively Music Department, housed in its own building, offering children the opportunity to learn instruments, sing in one of the choirs, play in the orchestra or one of the string and wind ensembles.
At Moreton Hall we aim to enthuse as many pupils as possible with a love of music. As well as being taught as a curriculum subject, we offer a wide variety of ensembles, clubs and activities with regular performances every term of various types, including formal and informal concerts. We also have an annual House Music Festival which every child can enter. The Choir sings regularly along with frequent performances from our ‘Music Maestros’ in Friday assemblies. The orchestra, string group and flute choir, also perform regularly and frequently take part in workshops, most recently attending a Strings Day at Ipswich School.
There are theory and oral lessons for those keen on becoming well-rounded musicians and we have an expert team of professional visiting music teachers who offer lessons on piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, recorder, flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, French horn and drums. Moreton Hall pupils have won a number of Music Scholarships and Exhibitions to senior schools in recent years.
We have strong links with St Edmundsbury Cathedral and many of our pupils are selected as choristers, fully encouraged by the school. The choir also performs away from school, recent visits have included a trip to a Choral Day at King’s Ely with Dominic Peckham conducting, a performance at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds in aid of Barnardos and they were delighted to sing at a former Moreton Hall pupils wedding in the summer.