The Music Department welcomes numerous professional musicians and musical groups to Canford each year to complement the pupil-led school concerts.
Members of the public are very welcome to attend any of our professional concerts which are offered at a very competitive price. School concerts are also open to all, both members of the Canford Community and the general public, unless otherwise indicated.
For enquiries about any of our concerts, please contact the Music School: Mrs Sarah Holloway - email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01202 847486
Termly Music Calendar pdf
THE JUNIOR FESTIVAL
In this Summer Term informal concert series, all pupils who learn an instrument in the Shells and Fourth Form will take to the stage and perform as soloists. The concerts are designed to boost confidence, and to provide a low-key and platform for our younger musicians. A supportive and appreciative audience is particularly welcome at these events, which are organised into house groups.
Most take place on Thursdays at 5.15 pm, with one Tuesday, as shown:
19th April 5.15pm – Beaufort House
26th April 5.15pm – Court and Salisbury Houses
3rd May 5.15pm – Lancaster and Monteacute Houses
Tuesday 8th May 5.15pm – de Lacy House
10th May 5.15pm – Franklin and Wimborne Houses
CHAMBER CHOIR SING EVENSONG IN WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL
WEDNESday 25th APRIL 2018, 5:30pm
The Chamber Choir’s annual visit to Winchester will include a setting of the Canticles in the key of D by Herbert Brewer and Elgar’s ‘The Spirit of the Lord’.
AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT
TUESDAY 1st MAY 2018, 4:30PM
CANFORD CONCERT HALL
The Orchestra and Wind Orchestra will perform a special concert just for Canford staff and pupils. A video recording of this event will be available for parents after the event.
'SOUNDWAVES' INFORMAL CONCERT
TUESday 15th maY, 6:30pm
Canford concert hall
An informal opportunity for contemporary music to be enjoyed, with performances from Shells, Fourth Form and Lower Sixth.
LEAVERS' SERVICE IN WIMBORNE MINSTER
FRIday 25th maY, 12:15pm
The Chamber Choir, and Upper Sixth members of the Chapel Choir will sing at this service in the Minster Church.
WEDNESday 27th JUNE, 5:15pm
Our Upper Sixth leavers perform in their final informal concert, with a variety of solo performances showcasing their talents. Pimms will be available before the concert.
THURSday 28th JUNE, 7:30pm
Rounding off the year in style, the choirs, orchestras and bands perform a rousing selection of music, in a concert that sees our U6 musicians performing in our ensembles and marking the conclusion of the time at Canford in style.
Tickets (free) are required for this concert from www.ticketsource.co.uk/canfordmusic
SPEECH DAY CONCERT
FRIday 29th JUNE, 2:45pm
In what has become an annual event, the orchestra will accompany some of our U6 musicians as they perform movements from concerti. A short concert of about 30 minutes, and the ideal end to Speech Day and the school year.