Music in Salisbury  Event Listing, December 2018

Saturday 1
City HallSalisbury City Hall  7.30 pm  
Musical Theatre Salisbury present 'Sister Act - the musical'
musicaltheatresalisbury.org

Salisbury Cathedral  7.00 pm  Doors open 6pm
Advent Procession: From Darkness to Light
Salisbury Cathedral Choir
Starting in total darkness this spectacular service ends with the Cathedral lit by 1,300+ candles for the start of Advent. All are welcome but no admission will be allowed once seats are filled. Please note there is no public ticketing, please come to the Cathedral on the night and queue in the Cloisters. Doors open one hour before start. Queuing under cover in the Cloisters from 17:00. Seasonal Refreshments will be available. The Refectory Restaurant will be serving a 1 or 2-course meal in the Refectory, followed by coffee & mince pie, after the service. For further details and to reserve your table please contact k.oborne@salcath.co.uk.
T  Free  Queuing in the Cloisters from 17.00. Doors open at 18.00.  Tel: 01722 555162    Email: litmus@salcath.co.uk

City HallSalisbury City Hall  2.30 pm  
Musical Theatre Salisbury present 'Sister Act - the musical'
musicaltheatresalisbury.org

Sunday 2
Salisbury Cathedral  5.00 pm  Doors open 4pm
Advent Procession: From Darkness to Light
Salisbury Cathedral Choir
Starting in total darkness this spectacular service ends with the Cathedral lit by 1,300+ candles for the start of Advent. All are welcome but no admission will be allowed once seats are filled. Please note there is no public ticketing, please come to the Cathedral on the night and queue in the Cloisters. Doors open one hour before start. Queuing under cover in the Cloisters from 15:00. Seasonal Refreshments will be available.
T  Free  Queuing in the Cloisters from 15.00. Doors open at 16.00.  Tel: 01722 555162    Email: litmus@salcath.co.uk

Tuesday 4
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 4th Dec to Saturday 8th Dec (10am-6pm) and Sunday 9th Dec (12pm-6pm)
T  Free Entry        

Wednesday 5
Salisbury Cathedral  7.30 pm  
Songs of the Light Concert
Experience Salisbury Cathedral lit up like never before! An evening of music and light performed by artist Richard McLester and over 150 local singers. An immersive experience of live music, film and light will take you on a spectacular journey from darkness to light. The performance will be punctuated with films exploring what "light" means to people. There will be projections across giant screens around Salisbury Cathedral with a huge illuminated globe as the centrepiece hanging in the Spire Crossing.
T  From £10-£20 (Family discounts available)  www.conicalsphere.com/songs-of-the-light-2018-salisbury  Tel: 01722 555198    Email: events@salcath.co.uk

Friday 7
Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE  12.45 pm  
Sarum College Lunchtime Concert
Christopher Guild  piano            
Crossing Continents: Music inspired by native cultures across the globe: Featuring Debussy & Percy Grainger
T  £12  Sarum College  Tel: 01722 424826    Email: aogden@sarum.ac.uk
C  Alison Ogden  Tel: 01722 424826  Email: aogden@sarum.ac.uk

Saturday 8
Salisbury City Hall  7.30 pm  
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra Concert
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
David Halls  Conductor
Nicholas Walker  Piano            
Overture Hansel & Gretel  Humperdinck
Piano Concerto No.2  Rachmaninov
Symphony No.7  Dvo?ák
C  Edward Rippier  Tel: 01722 323778  Email: erippier@hotmail.com

Wilton Church  7.30 pm  
SCC Christmas concert
Salisbury Community Choir
Jeremy Backhouse  

Garrison Church of St Alban the Martyr, Larkhill  7.30 pm  
Christmas Concert: Navidad Nuestra
Larkhill Choral Society
Guitar, accordion, double bass and percussion accompaniment.
Sarit Aloni  Musical Director
Various soloists, to be announced              
Navidad Nuestra  Ariel Ramirez
Christmas numbers from Larkhill A Cappella ensemble  
Carols for choir and audience  
The first half of the evening will be the performance, in Spanish, of the South American Christmas mass: Navidad Nuestra, by Ariel Ramirez. After the interval we will move to our traditional Christmas music and carols, with some lively festive numbers from the Larkhill A Cappella Ensemble.
T  £12, £6 students and children 12-18, Under 12s free.  Choir Members, Website  Tel: 01980 847904    
C  Sheila Hymas-Parry  Tel: 01980 847904  Email: info@larkhillchoral society.org.uk

Salisbury Cathedral  5.00 pm  Please be seated by 4.45.
BBC Wiltshire Carols at the Cathedral
Evolution Choir and Salisbury Cathedral Choir
Aldbourne Band
John Challenger  Assistant Director of Music
Join BBC Wiltshire for their live recording, from 5-6pm, of ‘Carols at the Cathedral’ to be transmitted on BBC Wiltshire on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day morning. The Evolution Choir and the Aldbourne Band, will be joined by the Salisbury Cathedral Choir, conducted by Assistant Director of Music, John Challenger. This is a very popular event and sells out every year so please book early to avoid disappointment. Wheelchair users will be seated in the South Transept and will include 1 free carer/companion ticket. Book online, or phone 01722 320 333. Due to the live recording of this event, may not be suitable for under 5's. Please note if you have requested to collect your tickets from the venue on Saturday 8th December this will be Salisbury Cathedral and not Salisbury Playhouse. Salisbury Cathedral's Box Office will be open at 15:15. Doors open at 16:00. Please be seated by 16:45 in time for the warm up.
T  Adults from £6, Children from £2.50.   salisburycathedral.org.uk/events      
C  01722 320333    

Monday 10
Bemerton Methodist Church, Roman Road, Salisbury, SP2 9BH  7.30 pm  
New Sarum Singers' Christmas Celebration
T  Free admission, retiring collection        
C  Eric Ralph  Tel: 01722324911  Email: newsarumsingers@virginmedia.com

Saturday 15
Michael Herbert Hall, Wilton  7.30 pm  
SCB Winter Concert
Salisbury Concert Band
Conductor: Chris Holmes  
T  Free with retiring collection        
C  David Edwards    Email: edwardsgomeldon@btinternet.com

Salisbury Cathedral  7.00 pm  
Choral Foundation Concert: Handel's Messiah with City of London Sinfonia
Choral Foundation Concert: Handel's Messiah with City of London Sinfonia Handel's masterpiece, Messiah, was composed in 1741 and first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742. It has become one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works of all time. Salisbury Cathedral Choir is joined by four distinguished soloists and the City of London Sinfonia, for what will be a memorable performance and a perfect preparation for Christmas. For wheelchairs: For audience members with disabilities who are unable to attend a performance unless accompanied, upon purchase of a full-price ticket we are happy to offer an additional seat free of charge for a companion. Running time approx. 2 hours 15 minutes (incl interval), doors open at 18:30. Interval at approx. 20:20-20:45 Pre-concert suppers available from 17.30. Pre-booking essential, please contact the refectory@salcath.co.uk or telephone 01722 555175.
T  From £10 (reserved seating)  www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/events  Tel: 01722 320333    Email: events@salcath.co.uk
C  Events at Salisbury Cathedral  Tel: 01722 555 198  Email: events@salcath.co.uk
P  Salisbury Cathedral

Sunday 16
St Martin's Church, Salisbury  6.30 pm  
Christmas by Candlelight
Sarum Voices
Ben Lamb  
T  £15  http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sarumvoices  Tel: 0333 666 3366    Email: mary.chelu@btinternet.com
C  Mary Chelu  Tel: 07787750289  

Wednesday 19
St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury  7.30 pm  
Magic of Christmas - St John Singers
St John Singers
Stephen Abbott  Director of Music
Lucinda Cox   Soprano  Martin Ings  Trumpet  David Coram  Organ    
T  £15 (including a glass of wine)  Musicroom, 5 Catherine Street, Salisbury. SP1 2DF  Tel: 01722 322278    
C  Jill Horsburgh  Tel: 01725 514899  Email: jill.horsburgh194@gmail.com
S  Partnership charity: John McNeill Opportunity Centre

Saturday 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

St. Martin's Church, Salisbury  7.30 pm  
Christmas Concert - The Farrant Singers
The Farrant Singers
The Farrant Ensemble
Andrew Mackay  Conductor
Edward Reeve  Organist            
Dixit Dominus  George Frideric Handel
Christus Natus Est  Richard Lloyd
This year’s Christmas concert by the Farrant Singers, conducted by Andrew Mackay, is a performance of Handel’s Dixit Dominus. This youthful and vivacious work was one of his earliest choral works written when he was just 22. Also in the programme is a trio of Christmas pieces, written especially for us by our founder, Richard Lloyd, entitled Christus natus est. The three carols are Nowell, nowell!, Today God sent his Son and Born is the babe. There will also be lots of carols for choir and audience and, of course, the Hallelujah Chorus for all. Bring a copy if you have on!
T  £13 in advance, £15 on the door  Casa Fina, The High Street, SP1 2PF  Tel: 07773210706    Email: janewaddington9@gmail.com
C  Jane Waddington  Tel: 07773210706  Email: janewaddington9@gmail.com

Sunday 23
Salisbury CathedralSalisbury Cathedral  5.00 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

St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury  6.00 pm  
Candlelit Carol Service
St Thomas's Church Choir
T  Admission free        
C  John Dempster    Email: dempster497@btinternet.com

Saturday 29
United Reformed Church, Fisherton Street  7.30 pm  
Salisbury Chamber Music Club
Peter Toye and Charlotte Ford Piano Duets to include music by Schumann, Debussy, Satie and others               

Monday 31
Medieval Hall, Salisbury  8.00 pm  
New Year's Eve at The Medieval Hall with The Sarum Consort
The Sarum Consort
Alastair Carey  Director
Richard Brett  Narrator            
A Salisbury musical institution for 25 years, 2018 marks The Sarum Consort's final New Year's Eve performance in The Medieval Hall. Narrator Richard Brett presents a touching new story based around a World War I soldier returning home to Salisbury for Christmas, written especially for The Sarum Consort by Deborah Mackay. Join us for mulled wine and mince pies as we present seasonal carols, motets and madrigals for the last time in this most iconic of Salisbury's performance venues.
T  £22 / £10  Online at http://www.sarumconsort.org or purchase from Casa Fina, 62 High Street, Salisbury. Online sales from 23 September; Casa Fina sales from 1 November.      Email: tickets@sarumconsort.org
P  The Sarum Consort