Spring Concert 2018: 'Best of British'

Spring Concert'Best of British’ was the theme of this year’s Spring Concert which took place in Chapel on the evening of 16th March. The venue was adorned with Union Flag bunting and each guest waved a flag.

Pianists in the spotlight

Piano RecitalOn Wednesday 28th February, 15 pianists stepped on to the concert platform in Chapel to give a recital of pieces that they had been working on during the course of the year so far.

Stunning performance by Junior Consort at St Martin's Church

Bremhill ConcertJunior Consort with Musical Director Bethan Dudley Fryar gave a stunning performance at St Martin’s Church, Bremhill on the evening of Friday 23rd February. 

Girls enjoy Gamelan and Singing Workshop at the Royal Festival Hall

Gamelan EnrichmentDuring Enrichment Week, all of MIV (Year 8) set out for London’s Royal Festival Hall to take part in a workshop on the beautiful Javanese percussion orchestra called gamelan.

Impressive Musical Talent on display at Fourth Form Music Festival

Fourth Form WinnersOver the past two weeks the annual Fourth Form Music Festival has been taking place. Over 70 preliminary performances have been heard on a huge range of different instruments from Marimba to French horn and everything else in between!

Chamber Choir sings at Eton Evensong

Eton Chamber ChoirThe Chamber Choir sang a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday 21st January, alongside the boys of Eton College’s Lower Chapel Choir.

Spectacular Fundraising Concert with Derek Paravicini

Derek ParavicinOn the evening of Friday 19th January, St Mary’s Calne hosted a spectacular concert with Derek Paravicini and his Quartet, along with members of the school’s Junior Consort, Opera Ensemble, Flute Group, Big Band and the finalists of the Sir Bryn Terfel Song Prize. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Lucia performs with visiting lutenist

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

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.

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.