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.





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

On-Line Ticketing


Tickets for Calne Choral Concerts can now be purchased online. Tickets will usually be on sale one month before the Event.

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and buy your tickets.


Focus on the Choir

Fairtrade Fortnight @ Calne Town Hall

Calne Choral will be supporting the Fairtrade Fortnight event being held on Saturday 3rd March in Calne Town Hall. A small section of our choir will be singing suitable melodies so why not go along and enjoy both the products and the music.

More info at


The Choir relaxing...



The Choir at work...


Next Concert

Saturday 28th April 2018 7.30pm @ St Andrew's Church Chippenham


Future Concerts


Saturday 6th October 2018 7.30pm @ St Mary's Church Calne - This concert is Part of the Calne Music & Arts Festival.

Saturday 8th December 2018

7.30pm @ St Mary's Church Calne


Latest Members News


Find REVISED Rehearsal Dates here.


Latest 100 Club news Newsletter here.


Important NEWS to MEMBERS:

Haydn's "The Seasons".

Are you wondering which parts of the Seasons we are singing? Click here for details.


If you are looking to get you own copy make sure it has "the New Novello Choral Edition" across the top. It is in red, and is a new translation attributed to Michael Pilkington and we shall be singing it in English. The ISBN is 9780-7119-8464-6.


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1st Published 02/04/2017- Updated: Fri 23rd Feb 2018
Calne Choral Society-Registered Charity: 801131