Our pianists gathered in the Conference Centre to celebrate the arrival of a new grand piano, a 1903 Blüthner. It has been completely restored in Germany in 2010, including new strings, hammers and felts, as well as the case. We are grateful to David Golding for generously donating this piano, and for Jenny Golding’s help in acquiring the instrument in memory of her cousin who was a chorister, John Clarke.

Special thanks are also due to former chorister Tom Gurney OR who supported the move and instigation of this beautiful instrument. Mr Gurney fondly recalls singing at the memorial service for John Clarke back in 1944, a testament to the enduring bond within our musical community.

Related Posts

  • Senior School News

    For 'Field Day' all our Removes and Lower Sixth enjoyed of variety of activities. The CCF visited the Historic Dockyard to conduct an Army Syllabus Assessment and pupils also took part in Rocket Building, Drone Flying and Command Tasks. Other pupils used their time to volunteer at the Royal British Legion or helped around the [...]

  • Nursery & Pre-Preparatory School News

    On Tuesday Year 3 had a day full of excitement with their second instalment of PickleBall, which they thoroughly enjoyed and then a Geography walk in the afternoon to explore the wonderful tourist attractions and local history we have on our doorstep! We will be using our photos in this term's project about our [...]

  • Old Roffensian, Senior School News

    On a glorious Rochester summer evening, the First XI played an Old Roffensians XI on the Paddock in a T20 game. The ORs batted first (they didn’t have eleven men to start with) and following an aggressive opening stand by Alaistair Saunders and Joe Middleton, which resulted in a couple of broken roof tiles on [...]