Calne Music & Arts Festival 


3rd - 12th October 2008








English Perspectives 2008

Event 21- Marden House -12.15pm
Lunchtime concert: Victorian Evergreens - Staff of St Mary’s School 
Sing along with evergreens of the Victorian drawing room such as The Honeysuckle and the Bee and After the Ball; then be transported past the potted palms to the countryside of the Shropshire Lad. An opportunity to hear the accomplished Philippa Hobson and Hilary Greenhill accompanied by Edward Whiting displaying their skills and versatility. 

Admission £3 (patrons £1)

Lunch will be available in  Marden House following the lunchtime recital

Event 22 - Marden House - 7.30pm
Peter Martin (who has family living in Calne) and Michael Copley playing guitar, baroque guitar, charango, lute, flutes, panpipes, recorders and ocarina, as eclectic as it gets, offer an exhilarating spread of music from all over Europe and beyond.  Set out in seventeenth-century London, rub shoulders with Santiago de Murcia in Spain and Antonio Carlos Jobim in Brazil, stop off in Bulgaria and Argentina, and indulge in a breathtaking trip to Venice with Antonio Vivaldi.

Admission £7 (patrons £5)

Event 23 - Marden House - 9.30pm
Coda:  Lingara

Lingara is a recently formed world music community choir, based at The Cause in Chippenham. They are led by Elena Winch who ran a choir in New Zealand before returning to the UK. The choir is continuing to grow but would welcome new members, particularly men! 

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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