Music in Salisbury  Event Listing, December 2017

Friday 1
Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EESarum College Chapel  12.45 pm  
Sarum College Chapel Lunchtime Recital
http://www.sarum.ac.uk/college-community/special-events/lunchtime-concerts
Gisele Boll & Colin Howard   Violin & Piano            
Elgar Sonata for violin & piano and works by Debussy & de Falla & Mozart.  
CHANGED ARTIST & PROGRAMME. Please note that the December 2017 and March 2018 concerts of this season have swapped dates.
T  £11  Sarum College  Tel: 01722 424826    Email: aogden@sarum.ac.uk
C  Alison Ogden  Tel: 01722 424826  Email: aogden@sarum.ac.uk

Saturday 2
United Reformed Church, Fisherton Street  7.30 pm  
Salisbury Chamber Music Club
Quentin Edwards and Peter Grove (flute and piano)              

Tuesday 5
St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury  10.00 am  
Live Music at the Christmas Tree Festival
Live music daily at St Thomas's Church Christmas Tree Festival, Tuesday 5th Dec to Saturday 9th Dec (10am-6pm) and Sunday 10th Dec (12pm-6pm)
T  Free Entry        

Saturday 9
Bemerton Methodist Church, Roman Road, Salisbury, SP2 9BH  7.30 pm  
Christmas through the Ages
New Sarum Singers
Keith Thomasson  Musical Director
Mary Douglas  Choir Accompanist  Andy Bell  Narrator  Reverend Steve Hawkes  Percussionist    
Music across the centuries that has been inspired by the Christmas story. Free admission and parking. Free refreshments during the interval. Retiring collection in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance charity (Reg. Charity No. 1144097)
T  Free admission  n/a  Tel: 01722324911    Email: newsarumsingers@virginmedia.com
C  Eric Ralph  Tel: 01722324911  Email: eric.ralph@virginmedia.com

Larkhill Garrison Church  7.30 pm  
Christmas Concert: Vivaldi Gloria and Carols
Larkhill Choral Society
Sarit Aloni  Musical Director
Gloria  Vivaldi
Carols and seasonal songs  Various
Our annual festive concert, with opportunities for audience participation in favourite carols
T  £12, £5 for students aged 12 to 18, free entry for ages 11 and under.  Website and Members of the Choir  Tel: 01980 620789    Email: info@larkhillchoralsociety.org.uk
C  Sheila Hymas-Parry  Tel: 01980 847904  Email: parryhymas@aol.com

Sunday 10
St Martin’s Church, Salisbury  6.30 pm  
Christmas by Candlelight
Sarum Voices
Ben Lamb  
After nearly twenty years together, Sarum Voices return for their annual Christmas by Candlelight on Sunday 10th December at 6.30pm at Sarum St Martin. With music and readings for Advent and Christmas spanning several centuries set against the candlelit backdrop of this beautiful church, this is the perfect start to your Christmas season.
T  £12 from ticketSource in advance (booking fees apply) or £15 on the door  http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sarumvoices  Tel: 0333 666 3366    
C  Mary Chelu  Tel: 07787 750289  Email: mary.chelu@btinternet.com

Thursday 14
Salisbury Cathedral  1.30 pm  
Godolphin School - Carol Service
T  Free        Email: boxoffice@godolphin.wilts.sch.uk
C  Nicola Claridge    Email: boxoffice@godolphin.wilts.sch.uk

Saturday 16
St Mary's church, Wilton  7.30 pm  
Salisbury Community Choir: Carols by Candlelight
Salisbury Community Choir
Jeremy Backhouse  
T  £10 / £5 for children  the choir website or on the door      

St Martin’s Church, Salisbury  7.30 pm  
Christmas Concert - The Farrant Singers
The Farrant Singers
Farrant Brass
Andrew Mackay  Conductor
Gloria  John Rutter
In ecclesiis  Giovanni Gabrieli
Omnes gentes plaudite manibus  Giovanni Gabrieli
The programme includes John Rutter's joyuos Gloria and two pieces by Gabrieli: 'Omnes gentes' and 'In ecclesiis'. Join in the singing of carols and Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.
T  £13 in advance, £15 on the door. (£5 u16s/students)  http://www.farrantsingers.org, Casa Fina, High Street, Salisbury or  Tel: 01722 324731    Email: janewaddington9@gmail.com
C  Jane Waddington  Tel: 07773210706  Email: info@farrantsingers.org
P  The Farrant Singers

Michael Herbert Hall, Wilton  7.30 pm  
Salisbury Concert Band Winter Concert
Salisbury Concert Band
Conductor: Chris Holmes  
T  Admission Free (retiring collection)        
C  David Edwards    Email: edwardsgomeldon@btinternet.com

Wednesday 20
St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury  7.30 pm  
Magic of Christmas - St John Singers
St John Singers
Steve Abbott  
T  £15  Musicroom, 5 Catherine Street, Salisbury. SP1 2DF  Tel: 01722 322278    
C  Jill Horsburgh  Tel: 01725 514899  Email: jill.horsburgh194@gmail.com

Thursday 21
St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury  7.30 pm  
A Crown of Roses
The Fieri Consort
The Fieri Consort is one of the United Kingdom’s most exciting young professional vocal ensembles, offering a unique blend of technical precision and theatrical innovation. Fieri's new Christmas programme explores depictions of Mary in folk and polyphonic music, presenting arrangements of some of Europe's best-loved traditional carols alongside intricate polyphony. From Praetorius to Rutter, A Crown of Roses examines Mary's role in the nativity, and the signs and symbols that point to the sorrow and glory that were yet to come.
T  £15  Simon Cox  Tel: 01722 324033    
C  Simon Cox  Tel: 01722 324033  Email: fiericonsort@gmail.com

Friday 22
Salisbury Cathedral  7.00 pm  
Cathedral Carols by Candlelight
Salisbury Cathedral Choir
Doors open at 6.00pm. No public parking in The Close except for disabled Blue Badge holders.
T  Admission free. Retiring collection.    Tel: 01722 555 125    Email: litmus@salcath.co.uk
C  Department of Liturgy and Music  Tel: 01722 555125  Email: litmus@salcath.co.uk
P  Salisbury Cathedral

Saturday 23
Salisbury CathedralSalisbury Cathedral  7.00 pm  
Cathedral Carols by Candlelight
Salisbury Cathedral Choir
No public parking in The Close except for disabled Blue Badge holders.
T  Admission free. Retiring collection.    Tel: 01722 555 125    Email: litmus@salcath.co.uk
C  Department of Liturgy and Music  Tel: 01722 555 125  Email: litmus@salcath.co.uk
P  Salisbury Cathedral

Saturday 30
United Reformed Church, Fisherton Street  7.30 pm  
Salisbury Chamber Music Club
Xmas/New Concert. Phil Daish-Handy (cello) & friends              

Sunday 31
Medieval Hall, Salisbury  8.00 pm  
The Sarum Consort: The Philosopher's Boy
The Sarum Consort
Alastair Carey  Director
Richard Brett  Narrator            
Good cheer, romance, infatuation and flirtation abound in this delightful Christmas story set in medieval Salisbury, presented with seasonal carols, motets and madrigals in Salisbury's beautiful Medieval Hall.
T  £21 / £12  Book online at http://www.sarumconsort.org or purchase in from Casa Fina, 62 High Street, Salisbury      Email: info@sarumconsort.org
P  The Sarum Consort