Calne Choral

Welcome to Calne Choral's Website

Founded in 1886, you are visiting one of the oldest Choral Societies in England

Thanks for stopping by. Have a look around and get to know us. We welcome your thoughts, comments, tips or personal contact requests. Please report errors, omissions and broken links to the Please use the contact form to get in touch or email us.

From Philip Springate

our Director of Music

Being a member of Calne Choral

As a rural choral society Calne Choral punches above it’s weight mounting large-scale performances, usually with an orchestra, of works from the choral repertoire.


We are a community choir with no audition process. Being a music reader speeds up learning but is not essential. Some of our finest performers would not consider themselves music readers. With a bit of spadework there are ways in which lines can be learnt. Links to useful online resources are regularly given on this site.


Commitment and enthusiasm are the key words for Calne Choral to thrive and make music that we can all enjoy and be proud to be part of.  We are a friendly choir and rehearsals are not only fun but a social occasion too.


Read Philip's biography here.


Data Protection (GDPR)

Find out how Calne Choral Society protects personal data in compliance with the EU General Date Protection Regulations.



Our thanks to Highway Hill for their financial contribution to Calne Choral.

On-Line Ticketing

Tickets for The Summer Concert will be available here online

from Monday 17th June 2019

Choir saddened by loss

Calne Choral is saddened to hear of the death of David White, who was central to the choir's resurgence. He came to Calne in 1970 and built on the work begin by David Cook and David Price. David was the choir's conductor from 1970 to 1988 and was instrumental in widening the range of works performed. Our thoughts go to his family.



Summer Concert

Saturday 6th July 2019 7.30pm

St Mary's Church, Calne



Latest Members News


The rehearsal schedule for the period May to July can be found here:

Rehearsal Dates and link to rehearsals slideshow.


Latest 100 Club News - HERE

Updated Wednesday 1st May 2019

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1st Published 02/04/2017- Updated: Thu 2nd May 2019
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