Calne Choral

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

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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


Did you know - Tickets for Calne Choral Concerts can be purchased online.

Tickets for the October Concert will be on sale here from

Monday 17th September


Focus on the Choir

The Annual General Meeting of Calne Choral Society will be held in Marden House, Calne on Monday 15 October 2018 at 1930 hours.



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

Spanning the centuries Calne Chorals special Music & Arts Festival concert will start with a concert performance of Purcells Dido and Aeneas. As a stunning contrast, the choir is delighted to announce that local composer, James Harpham, has composed a special Jazz Mass for them. This will be the  first performance of this work especially for this years Festival.

Saturday 8th December 2018

7.30pm @ St Mary's Church Calne presenting seasonal favourites, some with a twist!


Saturday 6th April 2019

7.30pm St Andrew's Church, Chippenham for a performance of Mozart''s Requiem. 

Latest Members News

Please see amended rehearsal schedule here Sep-Dec Rehearsal Dates



Latest 100 Club news Newsletter here.

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1st Published 02/04/2017- Updated: Wed 15th August 2018
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