• Wednesday 30 July 2014 at 20:00
    On Wednesday July 30th, we'll be discussing the biography of Bess of Hardwick by Mary Lovell, again in the Hook & Glove pub, Farley at 8.00pm For more information about the Pitton & Farley...
  • Thursday 31 July 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 31 July 2014 at 18:30
    talk by Mr David Chilton and Mr Norman Thorne on the opening phase of World War 1. The British Expeditionary Force, the Wiltshire Regiment, Mons and the effect of the war on our local community
  • Friday 01 August 2014 at 19:00
    Pitton Social Club is organising a Charity Buffet Supper with Jazz singer to take place tonight in Pitton Village Hall. Further details will be available nearer the time. For more about the...
  • Saturday 02 August 2014 at 17:30
    The Firsdown Music Festival is an annual free music event first organised in the village of Firsdown near Salisbury in 2006. This is now our ninth year of running the event and without doubt has become quite a local calendar event for the area.
  • Sunday 03 August 2014 at 10:30
    Walk the 1.5 mile Hawksgrove butterfly transect and look for white admiral, silver-washed fritillary and maybe even purple emperor among the 15 or so species possible.  Meet at 10.30 am by the car...
  • Sunday 03 August 2014 at 12:00
    The Firsdown Music Festival is an annual free music event first organised in the village of Firsdown near Salisbury in 2006. This is now our ninth year of running the event and without doubt has become quite a local calendar event for the area.
  • Sunday 03 August 2014 at 19:30
    Readings of poetry and prose to commemorate the Great War interspersed with music for piano with Sonia Woolley, Jeremy Davies, and Elizabeth Sweetnam. Followed by candlelit Compline – free...
  • Monday 04 August 2014 at 15:00
    At the Playhouse at 3pm each day from Monday 4th – Friday 8th August. The foyer will be specially decorated and we are using vintage tea sets from our props store. This is our latest fundraising event to support the 40th Anniversary Campaign. A great way to entertain meet friends for afternoon tea.
  • Tuesday 05 August 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 06 August 2014 at 14:00
    The next Julian Meeting will take place today at 2pm.  The venue will be St.Peter's Pitton All are welcome to join us for half an hour of silent prayer. If you would like further information,...
  • Thursday 07 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 2014 at 11:15
    There will be a Social Club outing today to see the matinee performance of Calamity Jane at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury.  A buffet lunch will be provided. Tickets cost £34 per person and the...
  • Wednesday 20 August 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 20 August 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...
  • Wednesday 20 August 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 21 August 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 27 August 2014 at 14:00
    The next Julian Meeting will take place today at 2pm.  The venue will be St.Peter's Pitton All are welcome to join us for half an hour of silent prayer. If you would like further information,...
  • Thursday 28 August 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 29 August 2014 at 19:30
    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of his birth. Programme: The Four Last Songs (Diana Vivian soprano) Horn Concerto No.1 in Eb, op.11 (Fiona Brockhurst, horn) The Violin Sonata (Bill...
  • Tuesday 02 September 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 September 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...
  • Thursday 04 September 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 06 September 2014 at 16:00
    This walk will take us to a beautiful area of actively worked hazel coppice and be followed by an all locally-sourced BBQ!  Stout footwear recommended. Meet at the Barn at 4 pm. The Friends of...
  • Thursday 11 September 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 September 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 September 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 18 September 2014 at 10:00
    Men of Pitton walk : Bursledon Boatyard and visit to Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum Details to follow. For more about the Men of Pitton, click here.
  • Thursday 18 September 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 25 September 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 26 September 2014 at 19:00
    A Showing of “Pitton Events” and “Saving Mr Banks”. Doors open 7.0 pm. Licensed Bar and Light Buffet Supper. Adults £7.00
  • Friday 26 September 2014 at 19:00
    Film Night with light supper.  Details of film to be shown will be provided nearer the time.
  • Wednesday 01 October 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 01 October 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 02 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...
  • Thursday 09 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...
  • Wednesday 15 October 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 16 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...
  • Thursday 16 October 2014 at 12:00
    There will be a Pitton Social Club outing to RHS Wisley today, with a guided tour of the gardens, plus lunch. More details in due course. For more about the Pitton Social Club, click here.
  • Saturday 18 October 2014 at 10:00
    Come and learn to recognise and identify some amazing fungi with FOBW, Salisbury Natural History Society and Wiltshire Botanical Society. We will divide into separate groups with a few people picking...
  • Wednesday 22 October 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...
  • Thursday 23 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...
  • 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 14:00
    There will be a meeting of the Pitton Social Club today to plan the 2015 programme. All welcome. For more about the Pitton Social Club, click here.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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. For...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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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