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2016 - 2017

Sports Complex taking shape! 

Sports Complex Progress

Building has begun on our new Sports Complex! Spades went into the ground as soon as we broke up in early July and the site has been a hive of activity with diggers, cranes and deliveries. From bare earth you can now see the foundations, outline steel structure and the size and scale of the project! Read more


Sir David Willcocks Memorial Concert - 20th November 2016

Sir David Willcocks

St Mary’s Calne was hugely proud to host a memorial concert to celebrate the life and music of Sir David Willcocks CBE, MC at Salisbury Cathedral on Sunday 20th November 2016.

Along with visiting choirs from St Margaret’s Preparatory, Farleigh, Sandroyd and Salisbury Cathedral Schools and musicians from the West of England Youth Orchestra, St Mary’s girls sang and performed many pieces of choral music with particular links to Sir David.

For a full review of the evening, and to see a slideshow of the concert, please click here.


The Go-Between - 27th September 2016
A Fundraising Performance to support the Armed Forces Fund


On Wednesday 27th September, we hosted a fantastic evening at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue to watch Michael Crawford – in the highly acclaimed new British musical The Go-Between.
This special performance was raising money for The Armed Forces Fund with a percentage of each ticket sold being donated to the Fund and also with a retiring collection.
The audience were deeply moved by a beautiful and touching tale of a young boy visiting a school friend’s family during the long hot summer of 1900 – with Michael Crawford playing the same character as a much older man.  With superb music, singing and acting – we all enjoyed a wonderful evening, raising money for such an important cause. Soldiers from The Grenadier, Coldstream and Scots Guards attended and helped with the retiring collection and some guests enjoyed after-show drinks with Michael Crawford and supporting cast.
We are very grateful to Mr Crawford and company of The Go-Between, the Apollo Theatre and their staff, as well as Mr Crawford’s family for all their support and help to make this such an memorable evening.


Another Evening with Rory Bremner and Friends - 19th May 2017

Super Rory Bremner

A special evening that opened with a selection of light and informal musical entertainment led by our Director of Vocal Studies, Mrs Bethan Dudley Fryar, and culminating in Rory Bremner’s wonderful array of impersonations and commentary. The evening raised money for the new Sports Complex.

For a full review of the evening, please click here.


Another Mother's Son World Film Premiere - 16th March 2017

Another Mothers Son

The Armed Forces Fund was very fortunate to be chosen as one of the four charities to be supported at the World Film Premiere of Another Mother’s Son held at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square on Thursday 16th March. 

For a full review of the evening, please click here. 


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