A Concert with Derek Paravicini

derek paraviciniWe are holding a very special 'Concert with Derek Paravicini, and the finalists of the Sir Bryn Terfel Prize' on 19th January, 7.30pm, in the Chapel at St Mary's Calne.

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Christmas Carols in Calne

carol concertOn Sunday 10th December, the school gathered in St Mary’s Church for the annual Carol Service. Despite the snow affecting many areas of the South West, the church was full, and there was a notable air of anticipation as the lights dimmed at 5pm, leaving just the glow of candles, making way for the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City to be sung by a solo voice from the West end of the building.

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Girls provide Christmas cheer for Penn Court residents

Penn CourtLast Friday, 8th December, all the LIV girls made the short walk along the Oxford Road to entertain the residents of Penn Court with some festive cheer.

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Junior Consort sing seasonal songs at local residential home

Fairways Junior ConsortOn 12th December, Junior Consort visited the Fairways Residential home in Chippenham and delighted the capacity audience with their festive dress and seasonal songs and carols.

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Girls perform in a wonderful Autumn Concert

Autumn Concert Wiltshire Live Music CentreOn Thursday 30th November, over 100 girls performed in the Autumn Concert at the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon.

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Memorable 2017Jazz Café

Jazz CafeOn 24th November, Top Hall was once again transformed into an atmospheric venue for this year’s Jazz Café.  The performers created an array of bespoke medleys ranging from Amy Winehouse to Rodgers and Hammerstein, and the twin stages brimmed with vocal and instrumental talent.

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Chamber Choir sing Carols at Bowood

Bowood Christmas CarolsOn 23rd November, the Chamber Choir performed Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols to a full chapel at Bowood House as part of their annual Christmas Extravaganza.

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Christmas CD is released!

David Willcocks CDThe Music Department has teamed up with the Chamber Choir of St Margaret’s to record a CD  - A Celebration of the Life & Music of Sir David Willcocks CBE, MC - which has just been released. It features many of our ensembles, including the community choir, and is the perfect Christmas present.

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The Wondrous Worlds of Musicals

The Wondrous World of MusicalsIt was a marvellous day of exploring the ‘Wondrous Worlds of Musicals’ when the school hosted a special one-day Musical Theatre Workshop on Thursday, 16th November.

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Winning streak for Izzy at the Devizes Eisteddfod

Izzy Devizes Eisteddfod Congratulations to Izzy (LIV Form) on her amazing achievements at the Devizes Eisteddfod. She entered four classes and won three of them!

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Lucia performs with visiting lutenist

luciaOn 13th November, Lucia (UVI) gave a recital for her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in the Chapel.

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Chamber Choir sings live BBC radio broadcast

BBC Radio 4, Chamber ChoirOn Sunday 5th November, 21 girls departed not for a fireworks display, but all the way to MediaCity, Salford, in order to be up and ready early the following morning for a live radio broadcast of BBC Radio 4 Long Wave’s Daily Service.

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Junior Musicians and Staff perform in Festival Concert at Marden House

Calne Music and Arts FestivalEleven of our junior musicians produced excellent performances in the marvellous setting of Marden House last Thursday, 12th October, in a concert given by our school pupils and staff as part of the Calne Music and Arts Festival.

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Pupil stars in Calne Choral Performance of Fauré’s 'Requiem'

elan singingCongratulations to Elan (UIV Form) who recently performed a stunning solo with the Calne Choral Society as part of the town’s Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, 7th October.

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St Mary's Calne presents an Autumn Concert

Autumn Concert at Wiltshire Music CentreSt Mary's Calne is delighted to announce their Autumn Concert, which will take place on Thursday 30th November, 7.15pm, at Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon.

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Chamber Choir to sing live on BBC Radio 4

Chamber Choir To Sing Live on BBC Radio 4 On Monday 6th November, St Mary’s Calne Chamber Choir will be singing in a live broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s programme, Daily Service.

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Girls raise the roof in Cecilia James Company Music Festival and Shout

Company ShoutThis year’s Cecilia James Music Festival kicked off with the Instrumental Ensembles, all of which displayed a high standard of musical arrangement, preparation and playing. 

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Mr Totney to give Organ Recital in Westminster Cathedral

Westminster CathedralOur Head of Keyboard Studies, Mr Chris Totney, has been invited to give an Organ Recital in Westminster Roman Catholic Cathedral on Sunday 22nd October. 

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Three Calne Girls scoop prestigious Silver Level Diocesan Choral Awards

choral awardsCongratulations to Belinda and Lauren (both LV), and also to Tessa (MIV), all of whom have been presented with their Silver Level Choral Awards from the Diocese of Salisbury.

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Music Scholars perform at a local Residential Home

Fairways Retirement Community Music ConcertOn Friday 23rd June, Mrs Dudley Fryar and Mr Totney accompanied a talented group of Music Scholars to a lunchtime concert held at the Fairways Residential Home in Chippenham. 

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