Calne Music & Arts Festival 


3rd - 12th October 2008








Event 12 - Marden House -12.15pm
Lunchtime recital: Students of Marlborough College 
Renewing our contact with Marlborough College, we asked Claire Toomer again to invite some of her talented students, now in their final year at the College, to perform a programme of chamber music ranging from the Baroque to the 20th Century.
Admission £3 (patrons £1)

Lunch will be available in  Marden House following the lunchtime recital

Event 13 - St Mary’s Parish Church - 6.30pm
Bell-ringing demonstration    
The band of ringers for the Church of St Mary the Virgin will give a practical demonstration of ringing the church bells, which will include a video link to the belfry. Access to the bell-ringing chamber is via a
steep and narrow internal staircase and, because only about 15 people can be accommodated, tickets must be obtained from the ticket office. 

There is no charge for this event, but there will be the
opportunity to give a donation for the maintenance of the bells. For further information, contact the Tower Captain, Hugh Pilcher-Clayton, on 812749.

English Perspectives 2008   

Event 14 -  Marden House - 7.30pm 
An evening of English music with Colin Howard
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams and very much in tune with this year’s Festival theme of English Perspectives, Colin Howard (tenor), accompanied by Evelyn Howard (oboe) and Anna Roberts (piano) will present a programme to include music by Ireland, Britten, Le Fleming, Roger Lloyd and Vaughan Williams. Interestingly, both Christopher Le Fleming and Roger Lloyd had links with Calne.
Admission  £7 (patrons £5)

Event 15 - Marden House - 9.30pm       

Coda : Calne Baroque Players
Calne Baroque Players are a group of friends who regularly meet to play Baroque chamber music. The players, led by Jon Forsyth (viola and keyboard) are David Bishop (cello), Sarah Hobbs (recorder and violin), Hugh Pilcher-Clayton (oboe and keyboard), and Mary Pilcher-Clayton (recorder and keyboard).

Admission free

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Friday 3rd October

Festival Opening, Folk Session

Saturday 4th October

Street Entertainment, Calne Choral, Celebration Jazz

Sunday 5th October

Lindsay Howard Academy of Dance, Piano Quartet, Gaulois Brothers

Monday 6th October

Piano Recital, New Scorpion

Tuesday 7th October

Marlborough College, Colin Howard, Belly Dancing, Calne Baroque

Wednesday 8th October

Organ & Poetry, Helicon Ensemble, Calne Silver Band, 
Chippenham Male Voice Choir, Barbershop

Thursday 9th October

St Mary's Staff, Sambuca, World Music Choir

Friday 10th October

JBS Performing Arts, Opera Sulis, Against the Grain

Saturday 11th October

Vaughan Williams Concert, Découpage, Apollo Wind Ensemble

Sunday 12th October

JohnPilikington Talk, Quarter Peal, Thanksgiving, Finale Cocktail Piano

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English Perspectives 2008 indicates events which feature this year’s Festival theme