Calne Music & Arts Festival 


3rd - 12th October 2008








Event 16 - St Maryís Church - 11.45am
Organ Recital and Poetry Reading
The organ at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, built by Peter Conacher in 1908, was donated by Henry George Harris. The church organist, David Bevan, will give a recital of popular works, intended to demonstrate the capabilities of this magnificent organ. At interludes in the recital selected entries from the Festival Poetry Competition will be read by their writers.

The earlier start time is to allow for the reading of the poems. Please feel free to arrive and take a seat after the start if necessary.
Admission free (retiring collection)

Lunch will be available in  Marden House following the lunchtime recital

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Event 17 - Marden House - 7.30pm 
The Helicon Ensemble
After a Ďrestí last year we welcome back the Helicon Ensemble with Calne clarinettist and Festival Music Adviser, Simon Parker, Simon Trentham (cello) and Gilmour Macleod (piano). Their exciting programme will include John Irelandís Trio in D Minor - a newly published work which was only heard twice in the composerís life time. A rare opportunity indeed to hear this piece of music full of English charm! 

They will also perform the Brahms Clarinet Sonata in Eb, Schumannís Five Folk Pieces, and music by Bruch and Beethoven.
Admission £7(patrons £5)

Event 18 - Calne Library - 7.30pm 

Belly Dance Workshop with Carmen Jones
Join Carmen for this interactive workshop, an exciting and unique experience.  Carmen has taught crowds at Womad and Bath Fringe and has held her own weekly classes and workshops. Whether youíre aged 8 or 80, whatever size, shape or age a woman can feel beautiful and confident with the control that can be gained over the body.

Please note that the number participating in the workshop will be limited to about 40 so better to book in advance to avoid being disappointed.

Admission £4 (patrons £3)
Tickets available at both the booking office and the Library
This event is organised in conjunction with Wiltshire Library Services

Event 19 - Town Hall - 7.30pm

Calne Silver Band and Chippenham Male Voice Choir
This year Calneís own celebrated Silver Band will be joined in concert by the ever-popular Chippenham Male Voice Choir in a programme selected from their wide repertoire of light music.

Admission £7 (patrons £5)

Event 20 - Marden House - 8.30pm

Coda: Calne Choral Barbershop Twelve

Following their popular appearance in last yearís Old Time Music Hall, the gentlemen, under the redoubtable leadership of Phil Springate, will entertain in the barbershop tradition with a selection of favourite old Victorian and Edwardian songs.
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, Dťcoupage, Apollo Wind Ensemble

Sunday 12th October

JohnPilikington Talk, Quarter Peal, Thanksgiving, Finale Cocktail Piano

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