The Memorial Hall, Marlborough College
The first concert of the season, given by the Tallis Scholars, will be held in the beautiful Marlborough College Chapel. Designed by Bodley and Garner in 1886 in the late decorated Gothic style, the Chapel of St Michael and All Angels is one of the finest school chapels in the country. The set of 12 pre-Raphaelite paintings by Spencer Stanhope provide a feast for the eyes whilst the generous acoustic is particularly suited to choral music.
Apart from the first concert, all concerts for the 2021/22 season will be held in the College’s spectacularly refurbished Memorial Hall.
The £6.5m project retains the original charm of W G Newton’s 1925 design whilst embracing contemporary sophistication with state of the art facilities. A special feature of the new hall is its enhanced acoustics, including a versatile acoustic ‘platform’, alongside a widening of the proscenium for an improved visual experience.
Regular concert goers will be delighted to know that improvements have also been made to front of house facilities, with comfortable seating and air conditioning, ensuring a splendid time is guaranteed for all!
How To Find The Memorial Hall
We are on the A4 on the west side of the town. If approaching Marlborough from the east or south, follow signs for Bath and you will see the Memorial Hall shortly after going under a small bridge. If approaching from the west, you will find the Memorial Hall on your right. Turn into the College just to the right of the Memorial Hall and the car park is about 100 yards further on.