Music at Babington House thrives as an academic subject, as an extra-curricular activity and an integral part of the school's assemblies and church services. The new music room offers the most up-to-date music technology, enabling pupils to develop their writing skills in composition.
Pupils are offered the opportunity to take part in ensemble performance as well as solo performance, including frequent informal and formal concerts throughout the school year. Our senior choirs are much celebrated and superbly coached by our Head of Music, a professional opera singer in her own right. A large number of pupils learn a musical instrument, take vocal training and have elocution lessons. A team of professional musicians (peripatetic staff) offer pupils opportunities in vocal and instrumental training, where success in graded examinations is encouraged. Regular visits are taken to see performances and participate in workshops at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Glyndebourne.
The beautiful new drama facilities and theatre are always buzzing with lessons, workshops, rehearsals and performances. Whether behind the scenes, manipulating the state of the art lighting and sound facilities, in the chorus or centre stage in a leading role, everyone at Babington House has the opportunity to get involved with drama. We have a major theatrical production every year, alternating between a musical and a play, as well as many other performances throughout the school year.