Ubi Caritas

Listen to the Chamber Choir singing Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo as one choir but from their own homes under lockdown.

Walking On Sunshine

The Chamber Choir has been busy in remote rehearsals perfecting a new arrangement of Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves. The result is a video montage compiled from videos of each of them singing live at home!

Barnardo's Senior School Choir of the Year 2020 Winners!

Amid fierce competition at a packed Royal Festival Hall, the Mount Kelly Chamber Choir was crowned Barnardo's Senior School Choir of the Year 2020.

Competing against some of the best school choirs in the country, our talented young singers impressed the judges with their energy and precision in performances of Fairest Lord Jesus by Norwegian composer Frode Fjellheim and the traditional gospel song Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?

In addition to the prestigious title and a beautiful silver trophy, the Chamber Choir has been invited to perform at a Barnardo's Young Supporters Concert at the Royal Albert Hall and will have a new song written for them by the head judge, Conductor and Composer, Douglas Coombes MBE.



Choral singing is at the heart of the school with congregational participation in chapel and in the annual house song competition where every pupil takes part. The College Choir sings at every Chapel service and the special events such as the Carol Service and Founder’s Day. This group is open to all pupils without audition.

The College Chamber Choir is the flagship ensemble of the School, made up of twenty two of the most accomplished singers.  The group perform a wide range of challenging music from all periods and in a huge variety of styles, but mostly a cappella. They won the Barnardo's School Choir of the Year Competition held at the Royal Festival Hall in London in 2020, Silver Award winners at the Grado International Choral Competition in Italy, Gold and Silver Award winners at the Canta al Mar competition in Barcelona and were the Devon Schools Choir of the Year in 2018.  They perform at the school, as well as nationally and internationally including a community Concert of Remembrance in Tavistock, Evensong at Bristol Cathedral, a charity event for CLIC-Sargent in Exeter Cathedral (as Devon School Choir of the Year) and sang for Mass at the Basilica of St Mark in Venice.  The group usually tours once a year, competing and giving a number of concert performances as well as making a number of recordings for future release.

Choir gathered on steps - image taken from above


Mount Kelly Chamber Choir EP 2019


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Pupils present numerous concerts throughout the year both at school and in the local area. Music plays an integral part of our Chapel services and assemblies as well the special occasions that punctuate the year; Harvest Festival, Remembrance Sunday, Easter and the Carol Service. We also take a full part in the Tavistock Music and Arts Festival, sponsoring and leading the concert for combined school choirs ‘Tavistock Sings!’

Every year the Concert Society presents a season of high quality professional concerts by leading musicians. The concerts are open to the general public but entry for pupils at the school is completely free.


Group music making is one of the most beneficial aspects of learning an instrument and the department runs a number of ensembles which are regularly reviewed in order to provide the most appropriate experience for our current pupils.  These would include the Concert Band for all wind and percussion players, a string ensemble, as well as rock bands and other contemporary groups.  The music department is also fully involved in the regular musical productions, both in playing and singing as well as providing instrumental music for drama productions.


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