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Music Concerts

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: or telephone 01202 847486


Termly Music Calendar pdf



Thursdays at 5:15pm in the Music School:

13th September 2018, 20th September 2018, 4th October 2018, 1st November 2018, 8th November 2018, 15th November 2018, 29th November 2018

FUll chapel choir and orchestra perform in sunday services

sunday 9th september, 10:00am and 11:00Am

house music competition

sunday 7th october 2018, 5:00PM


The afternoon performances from 5.00 pm will be the Day Houses. Parents may attend but will need tickets to do so. The evening performances (Boarding Houses) are not open to parents, but will be streamed live on the internet. Adjudicator – Roland Palmer (OC)



TUESday 9th october, 7:00pm

Canford concert hall


simply shells

tuesday 16th october 2018, 7:00pm

The whole Shell year group takes to the stage, performing music they have prepared in class lessons in the first half of term. Parents and supporters are very welcome, and there will be tea and coffee available before the concert.


Prep schools' string festival

tuesday 6th november 2018

An exciting afternoon of music-making, culminating in a short concert at 5:30pm. 

Chamber choir evensong at winchester cathedral

wednesday 7th november 2018 5:30pm

Canticles: Stanford in C, Anthem: 'Love Divine', Goodall  


Christmas term concert

friday 16th november 2018, 7:30pm

Our major termly concert, featuring performances from our large ensembles. Music will include the first movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, and movements from Grieg's 'Peer Gynt' Suite. 

Tickets (free) are required for this concert from 

musicians perform at gala dinner

saturday 17th november 2018


school musical - 'les miserables'

wednesday 5th december - saturday 8th december 2018 7:30pm

Tickets (free) are required from the Layard theatre box office.



Carol service in wimborne minster

thursday 13th december 2018 7:30pm

The Chapel, Chamber and Cantabile Choirs perform in this traditional service of lessons and carols.