• 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...
  • Wednesday 03 September 2014 at 14:00
    There will be a Julian Meeting today at 3, David's Garden For more about the Julian Meetings, click here.
  • Wednesday 03 September 2014 at 20:30
    Susan and Stephen's last Quizgo, so come and join in the fun.  We start at 8.30pm, there are light refreshments and the chance to win the roll over jackpot which now stands at well over £200....
  • 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...
  • Sunday 07 September 2014 at 11:00
    There is a Parish Eucharist at All Saints' Church, Farley today at 11am. All welcome.    
  • Sunday 07 September 2014 at 11:00
    Back to School means back to Sunday School.  There will be a meeting of the Pitton and Farley Pathfinders today at St.Peter's Church, Pitton, where there also be a Parish Eucharist. All welcome.
  • 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...
  • Sunday 14 September 2014 at 11:00
    There will be a service of Morning Worship today at 11am. All welcome.
  • Sunday 14 September 2014 at 11:00
    There will be a service of Morning Worship at St.Peter's today at 11am, led by Andrew Poppe.  
  • 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 14:00
    The next Julian Meeting will take place today at 2pm at Ithilien, Beeches Close, Pitton All are welcome to join us for half an hour of silent prayer. If you would like further information, please...
  • 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 09:15
    Hello Men of Pitton. I hope that you are all in fine fettle! Change of plan for THURSDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2014. In stead of a walk in Bursledon we propose a visit to MILESTONES - HAMPSHIRE'S...
  • 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...
  • Sunday 21 September 2014 at 11:00
    There will be a Methodist Service at 11am today at St.Peter's. All welcome.
  • Sunday 21 September 2014 at 18:00
    The ever-popular Choral Evensong, tonight at 6pm. This service has moved to the third Sunday of the month. All welcome.
  • 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.
  • Friday 26 September 2014 at 19:00
    This weekend is Susan and Stephen's last at the Plough so come and say farewell!  Here's a message from them: We are sad to say we are leaving The Silver Plough on Monday 29th September, our last...
  • Sunday 28 September 2014 at 11:00
    There will be a Parish Eucharist today at St.Peter's Church, Pitton, at 11am. All welcome.
  • Sunday 28 September 2014 at 18:00
    The Parish Eucharist has now moved to this, the fourth Sunday of the month, at All Saints' Church, Farley. All welcome.
  • Sunday 28 September 2014 at 19:00
    Salisbury's newest and coolest a capella ensemble, the Sarum Six, play a concert in aid of Salisbury Trust for the Homeless, at the Medieval Hall. Tickets £15
  • 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 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 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...
  • Saturday 04 October 2014 at 19:30
    The Delmege String Quartet (Royal Academy of Music) play Haydn String Quartet No. 61 in D minor; Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6 in F minor; Beethoven String Quartet No. 3 in C major (Razumovsky) Tickets: £10.00
  • 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 14:00
    The next Julian Meeting will take place today at 2pm at 79 Firs Road, Firsdown. All are welcome to join us for half an hour of silent prayer. If you would like further information, please contact...
  • 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. Activities are open to members of the Pitton Social Club,...
  • 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...
  • Wednesday 29 October 2014 at 10:00
    There will be a Julian Meeting Quiet Day today - called Beyond Words - led by Sue Sinclair. Location to be confirmed.
  • 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 members 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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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