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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


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Thursdays at 5:15pm in the Music School:

17th January 2019, 31st January 2019, 28th February 2019, 7th March 2019, 21st March 2019 



TUESDAY 22ND January 2019, 5:30pm

Featuring all Shell year group pupils

Please note, this is an internal event and is not open to parents or the public. A video recording will be available to parents after the performance. 


shells music and poetry evening in the long gallery

wednesday 30TH january 2019, 7:00PM

Featuring Selected Shell Pupils

Parents are particularly welcome at this event, which will feature poetry readings, including of poems composed by the pupils, and musical performances from our talented youngest pupils. 


contemporary music event in the layard theatre

friday 1st february 2019, 7:30pm

Organised by the U6 pupil leaders for Music, this is an opportunity to hear music in a contemporary style. 


singers' masterclass with julia doyle

TUESDAY 5TH february 2019, 2:00PM

This event will involve senior singing pupils by invitation. 


britten sinfonia chamber ensemble in residence

thursday 7th february - friday 8th february 2019

The musicians from the Britten Sinfonia will hold a series of workshops and masterclasses, including opportunities for both performers and composers. 


britten sinfonia concert

friDAY 8TH february 2019, 7:30pm

A concert that will showcase some of our best pupil musicians accompanied by a professional pianist from Britten Sinfonia, as well as solo piano performances. This concert marks the inauguration of the school's newly refurbished Steinway piano.

Tickets are not required for the concert, and admission is free.


chamber choir joint eucharist at oriel college oxford with their choir 

thursDAY 14TH february 2019, 6:00PM

Parents and supporters are welcome to join us in Oxford as we join forces with the choir of Oriel College and David Maw, their Director. Parents of performers, please note a return to school time of approximately 9.00pm.  



prep schools' singing festival

friDAY 1st march 2019, workshops from 2:30pm, concert at 5:30pm

Approximately 150 young singers from years 4 and 5 in local prep schools will join together under the direction of Christopher Sparkhall to raise the roof. Always a joyful occasion, parents of those participating are welcome to come to the concert, which will proceed refreshments from 5.00pm.


the friends of canford music annual jazz concert

friday 8th march 2019, 7:30pm

Featuring the Wind Orchestra and Jazz Band

Tickets (£12/£10) from 

Friends of Canford Music enjoy priority booking for this event.


a level recitals 

TueSDAY 12TH march 2019, 7:00PM

Featuring U6 A Level musicians 

This event is one of the highest quality in the year, with our most accomplished musicians performing at their very best. Support is encouraged! 


school concert in st john's smith square (london) 

sunday 24th march 2019, 4:30pm

Featuring U6 A Level musicians 

This event is one of the highest quality in the year, with our most accomplished musicians performing at their very best. Support is encouraged! 


choral society concert in lytchett minster church - great operatic choruses  

thursday 28th march 2019, 7:30pm

The adult members of the Choral Society will perform a selection of well-known choruses, and some of our pupils will entertain with solo arias. 


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