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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Classics and Music students enjoy '42nd Street' in Drury Lane

42nd StreetOn Thursday 15th June, seven LVI and four LV girls excitedly travelled to the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane to see the musical 42nd Street.

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MINIS Concert, 2017

Minority instrument concertOn the evening of Tuesday 6th June, the lower school girls were treated to an hour of entertainment and demonstrations of the Minority Instruments (MINIS) offered for tuition at St Mary’s Calne.

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Girls crowned Wiltshire Choir of the Year

Wiltshire Choir of the Year FinalThe Junior Choir, which comprises girls from LIV (Year 7), have been crowned winners of this year’s Wiltshire Choir of the Year competition.

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Girls sing their way to the Wiltshire Choir of the Year Final

LIV won their Wiltshire Choir of the Year, DevizesWe are delighted that the LIV (Year 7) girls won their Wiltshire Choir of the Year heat in Devizes earlier this week and have qualified for the final on Saturday evening (20th May).

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Enjoyable Evening at the Music Scholars' Recital

Music Scholars' Recital, 2017

On Friday 5th May, our Music Scholars presented their annual recital to a supportive audience of family and friends in Chapel.

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Girls take part in Memorial Concert CD Recording

Sir David Wilcocks Memorial CD Recording Following the success of the Sir David Willcocks Memorial Concert in Salisbury Cathedral last November, girls from all year groups recorded repertoire from that concert onto CD in the chapel of Marlborough College on Sunday 7th May. 

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Magical Dance-themed Spring Concert

Spring Concert 2017Spring Concert 2017 was a showcase of music relating to dance, from the folk-based tradition of Eastern Europe to chart-topping numbers from the US.

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'Wicked' Musical impresses girls

GCSE Music Trip to see Wicked, LondonOn 4th March, the GCSE musicians from the UV and LV years left Wiltshire for the heady heights of the West End in London to watch the musical Wicked, which is now featured on the new GCSE Music Syllabus.

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Girls perform at the Pangbourne Piano Festival

Pangbourne Piano FestivalOver the weekend of 4th and 5th March, selected girls represented St Mary’s at the Centenary Piano Festival at Pangbourne College. Around 20 schools in the South and South West took part, providing the participants with an opportunity to play a solo piece on a magnificent Steinway Model D Grand Piano.

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The Condition of Music - A Celebration of 19th century Musical and Artistic Inspiration

Music and Art History Collaboration EveningWhat began as an excuse to indulge in some interior styling with the intention of turning the utilitarian, Post-modern space of Nesbitt (one of our Music rooms) into a 19th century Parisian salon metamorphosed in to an evening of musical and visual pleasure that exceeded the expectations of both Dr Wickson and Mrs Fryar.

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A Musical Miscellany in Pewsey

St Johns Pewsham ConcertLast Friday, 24th February, two coach loads of girls from the school’s major musical ensembles travelled to St John’s Church in Pewsey to give a concert for the local community. Our junior Wind Band set the ball rolling with two favourites, Skyfall and Tequila, before the school’s chamber orchestra, the String Sinfonia, entertained the audience with Grieg’s Holberg Suite Prelude and Dvořák’s Humoresque.

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Girls enjoy musical workshops in the Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival HallOn 8th February, as part of Enrichment Week, MIV visited the Royal Festival Hall in London's South Bank Centre with the Music Department.  A real highlight of the day for each group was learning to play the gamelan with Dr Sophie Ransby on the beautiful set of Javanese teak and bronze instruments which are housed on the 'Spirit Level' of the Royal Festival Hall.

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