Calne Music & Arts Festival 


3rd - 12th October 2008








Event 24 - Marden House - 12.15pm
Lunchtime concert - John Bentley School Presentation
Performances by a variety of talented young performing arts students from the John Bentley School.

Admission £2 (patrons £1)

Lunch will be available in  Marden House following the lunchtime recital

Event 25 - Marden House - 7.30pm
Opera Sulis
A recently formed group of eight professional soloists from the world of opera and oratorio - the soprano, Sue Coates, will be familiar to many from previous festivals. Opera Sulis has achieved immediate acclaim and popularity in the West Country performing in venues ranging from open air concerts to gala evenings in some of Bath’s beautiful historic buildings. A highly entertaining programme which will include many operatic favourites

Admission £8 (patrons £6)

Event 26 - The White Hart - 8.30pm-10.30pm
Against the Grain
Against The Grain return to the local music scene with a new line-up with guitarist Dave Gregory, ex member of Swindon-based XTC, as well as a few original performers. Their repertoire of cover versions spans several decades from the music of Aretha Franklin to Amy Winehouse. Enjoy!

Admission free

Event 27 - Marden House - 9.30pm
Coda - Piano Dreams
Local pianist, Mary Pilcher-Clayton will play a selection of lullabies, nocturnes and reveries to help you wind down after a hectic week.

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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