Calne Choral

About Us

Calne Choral Society has been entertaining the audiences of Calne for over 120 years.


Established in 1886 when, due to the work and enterprise of Mr W Pullein - organist of St Marys Church, the first choir was assembled.

Currently boasting over 80 members the choir has gone from strength to strength under the leadership of Philip Springate.


We are also on Facebook - so why not 'like ' our page to keep up to date with goings on in the Choir as well as here on our web site.

Join the Choir

Come and Sing!


A warm welcome awaits all singers at Calne Choral Society. We are a friendly bunch! We work towards three performances a year and meet every Monday in Marden House in Calne at 7.30 pm. Whatever your experience and skill level, we are always looking for new singers for all voice parts, soprano, alto, tenor and bass. There is no audition, unless you need help finding a voice part.


Each voice part has a rep who will welcome you, introduce you to the music director, Philip Springate, and can even pair you up with someone experienced who can offer assistance throughout rehearsals. Music will be provided and all we ask is that you hand it back at each rehearsal until you decide to join us as a member. You can stay for three rehearsals before you decide to join.

How to Become a Member

Membership costs £90 for a year. As a member you are provided with music by the librarian, rehearse weekly during school term time with Phil, Helen (our accompanist) and the choir at Marden House and perform at the concerts with orchestra and soloists. Additional singing opportunities arise at several other local events throughout the year. You will also be invited to group trips such as the Welsh National Opera at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff, and may wish to perform at our annual soiree held over the Summer. This is where we encourage members to show off their party pieces!

Download our membership subscription form below.

Want to Know More?

Contact our musical director Phil at or our Committee Chair, George at

Members Page

Download our membership subscription form here!
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REHEARSALS: Below at Marden House  - Banner above at St Andrew's Chippenham

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1st Published 02/04/2017- Updated: Thu 15th Mar 2018
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