• Sunday 26 October 2014 at 11:00
    There will be a service of Morning Worship at 11am today at St.Peter's Church, to include a baptism. All welcome.
  • Sunday 26 October 2014 at 11:00
    There will be a Parish Eucharist this evening at 11am at All Saints' Church, Farley. All welcome.
  • Wednesday 29 October 2014 at 09:00
    The plan is to visit WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM (near TETBURY) as experts think that the Autumn Colours are likely to be spectacular this year. I suggest that we meet at WHITEHILL LODGE at 9.00am...
  • Wednesday 29 October 2014 at 10:00
    There will be a Julian Meeting Quiet Day today - called Beyond Words - led by Sue Sinclair.
  • Thursday 30 October 2014 at 10:15
    My name is Angie Sutton and I run Pilates classes on Thursday mornings at 10.15am in Farley Village Hall.  For those intrested, please contact me on mobile 07876 160706 or...
  • Friday 31 October 2014 at 15:00
    There will be a meeting of the Pitton Social Club today to plan the 2015 programme. All members welcome and the committee would welcome any ideas for the next year. To include Tea. For more...
  • Sunday 02 November 2014 at 11:00
    Come and join us for our Patronal Festival plus we reaffirm the links between Farley Hospital and All Saints' Church as originally established by Sir Stephen Fox.
  • Sunday 02 November 2014 at 11:00
    The PathFinders@Pitton will meet on Sunday 2nd Novembe. For more details contact Sara Bossom on 01980 611133
  • Sunday 02 November 2014 at 11:00
    There will be a Morning Worship Service, with Baptism, at 11am this morning at St.Peter's Church, Pitton. Two baptisms in two weeks. must be something in the water! All welcome.
  • Sunday 02 November 2014 at 13:00
    Another opportunity to come into the wood and drive the hard tracks. Visit areas you’ve not been able to reach before.   Enter at Livery Gate and exit at Tytherley Road. Come along for tea at the...
  • Sunday 02 November 2014 at 18:00
    A special service to remember those loved ones who have departed this world.  
  • Tuesday 04 November 2014 at 10:30
    The BCCG is an active, genuinely friendly group of volunteers which meets regularly in Blackmoor Copse to help with all kinds of conservation work. We are definitely NOT a clique and welcome new...
  • Tuesday 04 November 2014 at 20:00
    Join us in a fund raising evening for the Stars Appeal to fund a new dedicated Breast Cancer Unit at Salisbury District Hospital Biscuit decorating with Sharon!         Pink raffle! £5...
  • Wednesday 05 November 2014 at 10:30
    Farley Coffee Shop welcomes you all to meet for a cup of coffee ( or tea or hot chocolate) and a slice of delicious home-made cake at the Village Hall, Farley. We are open on the first Wednesday...
  • Wednesday 05 November 2014 at 14:00
    There will be a Julian Meeting today at Whitehill Lodge, Pitton. All are welcome to join us for half an hour of silent prayer. If you would like further information, please contact Hilary Semmons...
  • Wednesday 05 November 2014 at 20:00
    The Pitton and Farley Book Club will meet next on Wednesday 5th November at Southern Wood, Church Road, Farley, when we'll be discussing "Elizabeth is Missing" by Emma Healy. For more about the...
  • Thursday 06 November 2014 at 10:15
    My name is Angie Sutton and I run Pilates classes on Thursday mornings at 10.15am in Farley Village Hall.  For those intrested, please contact me on mobile 07876 160706 or...
  • Saturday 08 November 2014 at 19:30
    The Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, with the Farley Chorale directed by Simon McEnery. Tickets just £10.
  • Sunday 09 November 2014 at 10:45
    In these very troubled times more than ever are those lost in service of our country to be remembered and mourned.Please note the earlier start time in order to incorporate the two minutes' silence...
  • Sunday 09 November 2014 at 10:45
    As usual, on the 9th November is our REMEMBRANCE SERVICE.  This commences at 10.45 so that we are all in place for the traditional silence at 11am. It's obviously a particularly poignant year as...
  • Wednesday 12 November 2014 at 19:30
    The Majestic commercial wine team enjoyed their last outing to Farley so much, they are organising another!  Much fun was had last time and booking is advised as last time it was full.  There will...
  • Wednesday 12 November 2014 at 19:30
    The next meeting of Pitton and Farley Parish Council will take place in Farley Village Hall at 7.30pm The Agenda for this meeting will be found here, along with the background notes. All...
  • Thursday 13 November 2014 at 10:15
    My name is Angie Sutton and I run Pilates classes on Thursday mornings at 10.15am in Farley Village Hall.  For those intrested, please contact me on mobile 07876 160706 or...
  • Friday 14 November 2014 at 15:00
    The Pitton Social Club is organising a talk today by Penny May entitled "There's more to Salisbury than meets the eye" followed by tea For more information about the Pitton Social Club, click...
  • Sunday 16 November 2014 at 11:00
    This Sunday there will be a Methodist-led Service at St.Peter's Pitton. All welcome.
  • Sunday 16 November 2014 at 18:00
    There will be a service of Choral Evensong this evening at 6pm at All Saints' Church, Farley. All welcome.
  • Wednesday 19 November 2014 at 12:00
    Pitton Ladies Lunch meets once a month in the Silver Plough to - well - have lunch. Also to enjoy a jolly, cheerful, sometimes a bit serious, conversation with our friends and neighbours. All...
  • Wednesday 19 November 2014 at 14:00
    The next Julian Meeting will take place today at Grassmere, Whitehill, Pitton. For more about the Julian Meetings, click here.
  • Wednesday 19 November 2014 at 19:30
    A Whist Drive takes place in Pitton Village Hall on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7.30pm. All very welcome!
  • Thursday 20 November 2014 at 10:15
    My name is Angie Sutton and I run Pilates classes on Thursday mornings at 10.15am in Farley Village Hall.  For those intrested, please contact me on mobile 07876 160706 or...
  • Saturday 22 November 2014 at 19:30
    ‘Vltava’ from ‘Ma vlast’ (Smetana); Piano Concerto in A Minor (Grieg); Symphony No 2 in D Major (Brahms) Leader Rosamund Bromley - Conductor David Halls; Tickets £18 and £10 available from Salisbury City Hall
  • Sunday 23 November 2014 at 11:00
    There will be a Parish Eucharist today at 11am at All Saints' Church, Farley. All welcome.
  • Sunday 23 November 2014 at 11:00
    There will be a service of Parish Eucharist at St.Peter's Church at 11am today. All welcome.
  • Thursday 27 November 2014 at 10:15
    My name is Angie Sutton and I run Pilates classes on Thursday mornings at 10.15am in Farley Village Hall.  For those intrested, please contact me on mobile 07876 160706 or...
  • Sunday 30 November 2014 at 11:00
    There will be a Parish Eucharist at All Saints' Church Farley at 11am today, to mark the start of Advent. All welcome.
  • Sunday 30 November 2014 at 11:00
    There will be a Parish Eucharist today at 11am at St.Peter's Pitton to mark the start of Advent. All welcome.
  • Tuesday 02 December 2014 at 10:30
    The BCCG is an active, genuinely friendly group of volunteers which meets regularly in Blackmoor Copse to help with all kinds of conservation work. We are definitely NOT a clique and welcome new...
  • Wednesday 03 December 2014 at 10:30
    There will be a Christmas Coffee Morning in aid of Action For Children on Wednesday 3rd December, from 10.30 to 12.30 at Whitehill Lodge, Pitton, SP5 1DU.  There will be a Bring and Buy sale and a...
  • Wednesday 03 December 2014 at 10:30
    Farley Coffee Shop welcomes you all to meet for a cup of coffee ( or tea or hot chocolate) and a slice of delicious home-made cake at the Village Hall, Farley. We are open on the first Wednesday...
  • Wednesday 03 December 2014 at 14:00
    There will be a Julian Meeting today at Birchdale, The Green. For more about the Julian Meetings, click here. The Julian Meeting group meets for half an hour in a member’s home on the 1st...
  • Thursday 04 December 2014 at 10:15
    My name is Angie Sutton and I run Pilates classes on Thursday mornings at 10.15am in Farley Village Hall.  For those intrested, please contact me on mobile 07876 160706 or...
  • Thursday 04 December 2014 at 19:30
    At East Grimstead Reading Room, starting at 7.30 pm. Good food and wine, good company, a raffle and a fascinating, illustrated talk. We look forward to welcoming you. The Friends of Bentley Wood is...
  • Sunday 07 December 2014 at 11:00
    The PathFinders@Pitton will meet on the 7th December when the St Peter’s Service will take place in the School with The Bridge Project. For more details contact Sara Bossom on 01980 611133
  • Sunday 07 December 2014 at 12:30
    Pitton Social Club will be holding its Christmas Drinks Party today in the Village Hall. All members of the Social Club welcome. Further details, and tickets, available nearer the time. Activities...
  • Wednesday 10 December 2014 at 19:30
    The next meeting of Pitton and Farley Parish Council will take place in Pitton Village Hall at 7.30pm The Agenda for this meeting will be found here, along with the Background Report. All...
  • Thursday 11 December 2014 at 10:15
    My name is Angie Sutton and I run Pilates classes on Thursday mornings at 10.15am in Farley Village Hall.  For those intrested, please contact me on mobile 07876 160706 or...
  • Wednesday 17 December 2014 at 12:00
    Pitton Ladies Lunch meets once a month in the Silver Plough to - well - have lunch. Also to enjoy a jolly, cheerful, sometimes a bit serious, conversation with our friends and neighbours. All...
  • Wednesday 17 December 2014 at 14:00
    The next Julian Meeting will take place today at 2pm at 3, David's Garden All are welcome to join us for half an hour of silent prayer. If you would like further information, please contact Hilary...
  • Thursday 18 December 2014 at 10:15
    My name is Angie Sutton and I run Pilates classes on Thursday mornings at 10.15am in Farley Village Hall.  For those intrested, please contact me on mobile 07876 160706 or...
  • Thursday 18 December 2014 at 20:00
    Our ever popular Christmas event and one not to be missed! Christmas Present Exchange Fun Evening! Please bring a wrapped “Christmas Decoration” gift to the value of £5 and enjoy a fun...
  • Sunday 28 December 2014 at 10:30
    Walk off all that Christmas cheer in time for the New Year’s Eve celebrations. Bring the whole family. Well-behaved dogs on leads also very welcome. Please wear suitable footwear for rough/muddy...
  • Wednesday 31 December 2014 at 19:00
    Salisbury Big Band whose recent appearance proved very popular and enjoyable are hoping (yet to be definitely confirmed) to play again on New Year's Eve.  There will be a hired marquee with proper...
  • Tuesday 06 January 2015 at 10:30
    The BCCG is an active, genuinely friendly group of volunteers which meets regularly in Blackmoor Copse to help with all kinds of conservation work. We are definitely NOT a clique and welcome new...
  • Friday 16 January 2015 at 19:30
    Back by popular demand! Bring along your husband/partner/friend/neighbour for an evening of fun and frivolity (and serious competition to ensure we beat the men!) Cost £10 per head Numbers...
  • Tuesday 03 February 2015 at 10:30
    The BCCG is an active, genuinely friendly group of volunteers which meets regularly in Blackmoor Copse to help with all kinds of conservation work. We are definitely NOT a clique and welcome new...
  • Tuesday 03 March 2015 at 10:30
    The BCCG is an active, genuinely friendly group of volunteers which meets regularly in Blackmoor Copse to help with all kinds of conservation work. We are definitely NOT a clique and welcome new...
  • Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 19:30
    At East Grimstead Reading Room. The hall will be open at 7 pm for payment of subscriptions and the AGM will start at 7.30 pm.  Refreshments will be served and there will be time to circulate, chat,...

Farley Music Festival : Sacred & Secular with the Sarum Six

Date/Time
Saturday 22 June 2013 at 19:00

Sarum Six - 22nd JunePhoto: Amy Lawson

A journey through the English choral landscape with the country’s latest male voice ensemble, led by Philip Lawson.

Steve Abbott (first countertenor)
Tim Wilson (second countertenor)
Michael Keeley (tenor)
Ben Cooper (first baritone)
Philip Lawson (second baritone)
James Ottaway (bass)

ENGLISH RENAISSANCE
Exsurge Domine Byrd
Te lucis ante terminum Tallis
Lift up your heads Gibbons
O Lord give thy holy spirit Tallis
Laudibus in sanctis Byrd
CHORAL DANCES FROM “GLORIANA” Britten
SECOND ENGLISH RENAISSANCE
Beati quorum via Stanford
Music when soft voices die Bairstow
Bushes and briars Vaughan Williams
The long day closes Sullivan
Quick!  we have but a second Stanford
INTERVAL
FOUR MOTETS Duruflé
ARRANGEMENTS IN CLOSE HARMONY

The Farley Music Festival 2013 – a feast of classical music in the charming setting of All Saints’ Church, Farley

All Saints’ Church, Farley, Salisbury SP5 1AH

Tickets (£15) on sale now from Salisbury Playhouse box office 01722 320333  or on-line

Steve Abbott (first countertenor) started his musical career as a chorister in Salisbury Cathedral, under the direction of Richard Seal. After big school and London University, he joined Winchester Cathedral Choir as a Bass (well, sort of Bass), whilst completing a PGCE at King Alfred’s College. Following a teaching post in Northamptonshire, he returned to Salisbury in 1983, to teach Music at Bishop Wordsworth’s School, and two years later re-joined the Cathedral Choir as an Alto. At BWS, he has directed the choir for many years, making regular recordings and trips abroad, and in this capacity, he has been able to subject members of the choir to his numerous choral arrangements. He also has pastoral responsibility for boys in the Lower School, and after whatever the day throws at him, just manages to escape at the end, in time to rehearse for daily Evensong. He has been married twice.  But to the same person.  He married first, aged 16, on stage, thanks to Gilbert and Sullivan, and then made it official a few years later. He and Kate share their home with two cats and Alfie, a Shetland-pony-sized  black Labrador: their two children having left home. Well, sort of.

Tim Wilson (second countertenor) was hailed by Gramophone as ‘treble of the decade’ as a Winchester chorister and went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music after which he won Young Concert Artists and the Kathleen Ferrier Prize. Tim sang at the 1981 Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana and with groups like the Tallis Scholars, the Gabrieli Consort and the BBC Singers. Solo work then took over with oratorio and recital performances taking Tim from the Cayman Islands to the Philippines. He went on to sing major countertenor opera roles at home and abroad including Mitridate and Death in Venice at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the mid 90’s. After tiring of treading the boards and racking up the air miles, Tim gave up living out of a suitcase and got a proper(ish) job with Mercedes Benz before moving into the world of property. He went on to live and work in Marbella, Dubai and Lanzarote before returning to live and sing at St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2007.Last year Tim and his wife Chris moved to the sunny climes of Wiltshire where they have built a thatched cottage in Alderbury.

Michael Keeley (tenor) was a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral and attended Bishop Wordsworth School.  After studying music at Goldsmith’s College, London, he spent three years as a Lay Clerk at Lichfield Cathedral.  In 1990 he became Assistant Director of Music at The Godolphin School in Salisbury where he taught for three years.  Michael was appointed to his present post as Director of Music and Senior Teacher at More House School, Knightsbridge in 1993.  He was an Assistant Vicar Choral in the choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral from 1994 to 2011.  Michael continues to sing regularly at St Paul’s, Westminster Abbey and with other choirs and groups as his teaching commitments allow.  He recently returned to his home village of Whiteparish to conduct a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria as part of the local music festival.  Michael lists cycling and curry amongst his interests.

Currently a Lay Clerk in Winchester Cathedral Choir, Ben Cooper (first baritone) began singing at an early age in the choir of his local parish church. He went on to study piano at the Colchester Institute School of Music, where he also held a Choral Scholarship at Chelmsford Cathedral.   Ben has worked with many groups. He has previously held positions as a Lay Clerk at Worcester Cathedral and in the Schola Cantorum of Tewkesbury Abbey, making many recordings and broadcasts.   As the first baritone with the International award winning a cappella sextet the Songmen, Ben gave concerts throughout Europe and recorded a CARA nominated studio album ‘Midnight’.   Working as an accompanist, he has worked with both groups and soloists, making recordings with Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir. He is now enjoying encouraging the next generation of pianists, as a visiting music teacher in Hampshire.

Philip Lawson (second baritone) began his professional singing in London in the late 1970s when he performed regularly with choirs such as the BBC Singers, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. The “height” of his career arrived as early as 1986 when he and the three other members of the vocal ensemble Quodlibet were hired by ITV’s “Game for a Laugh” to perform part of the Monteverdi Vespers while skydiving from 13,000 feet! By 1982 Philip had relocated to Salisbury where he was for 11 years the Decani Bass in the Cathedral Choir, and for much of that time also Director of Music at Chafyn Grove School. Southern Cathedrals Festival audiences might remember his rather inept attempts at acting, beardless, the part of Biggles in the Fringe shows in 1988 and 1992, for which he also set Andrew Mackay’s brilliant plays to music. In 1993 Philip successfully auditioned for the part of second baritone in The King’s Singers, replacing founder-member Simon Carrington, and after three years switched to the high baritone part. In 2012, after 18 years of full-time touring and recording with this somewhat busy group, he decided to return to a life of relative normality, as a vocal arranger/composer and singing teacher (Wells Cathedral School and St. Edmund’s Salisbury), and to the relative vocal comfort of the lower baritone part in Sarum Six!

James Ottaway (bass) was a chorister, and later a music student, at King’s College, Cambridge. His diverse range of solo performing experience has taken him to Sicily with Pro Cantiones Antiqua, Tel Aviv with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the London Sinfonietta, Sadlers Wells with London Festival Ballet, the Amsterdam Concertgebow with the Schoenberg Ensemble, and festivals in France, Italy, Germany and Spain with the Deller Consort, as well as many oratorio appearances with British choral societies. More unusual experiences include being attacked by flying ants during a open-air concert in Provence, singing to an audience of five with the Light Blues in Sweden, due to a lack of publicity, smoking on stage while trying to sing a Mozart aria with Opera East, and performing for Netherlands Opera with a bald yellow head and purple nose, a style which his wife regarded as something of an improvement. James has taught singing at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, Exeter and Warwick Universities, and Christ’s and Jesus Colleges in Cambridge, and has taught on courses at the Deller Academy in Provence, Early Music Wales, and Stavanger College of Music in Norway. He currently teaches at Winchester College, Sherborne School, South Wilts Grammar School for Girls, and privately in Salisbury. After Richard he probably has the most hair in Sarum Six, a situation he hopes will last for a while longer.

Location
All Saints' Church

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