• Friday 22 June 2018 at 19:00
    The distinguished French pianist, Isabelle Oehmichen, returns to Farley with music by Mozart, Chopin Liszt and Debussy. Isabelle was a pupil of the legendary Georges Cziffra, so her Liszt will no...
  • Saturday 23 June 2018 at 00:00
    Another of our favourite events!  Our annual pilgrimage around the food halls of Pitton! Bring your husband/partner/friend/neighbour for an excellent evening of wine, food and convivial...
  • Saturday 23 June 2018 at 13:00
    12 delightful gardens open to the public on 23 and 24 June 2018
  • Saturday 23 June 2018 at 19:00
    This concert is now completely SOLD OUT.
  • Sunday 24 June 2018 at 13:00
    12 delightful gardens open to the public on 23 and 24 June 2018.
  • Sunday 24 June 2018 at 18:00
    Farley Music Festival 2018 ends with the traditional Festival Evensong sung. This year, the theme is the Psalms of David, preceded by a Festival innovation: (2.00-5.00pm) Multitude of Voyces...
  • Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 15:00
    Are you interested in exploring the countryside from Pitton and walking the network of local public footpaths in the company of others? This circular walk is just over seven miles and follows...
  • Friday 29 June 2018 at 19:00
    The Congregation of St Peter’s invite you to celebrate St Peter’s Day On Friday 29th June at 7pm With Rev. Jonathan Plows from St Thomas’s Church in Salisbury as Guest...
  • Sunday 01 July 2018 at 12:00
    Join us for a summer Drinks Party! For more information and to find out how to join the Social Club, see here.
  • Saturday 07 July 2018 at 00:00
    Save the date - for more information keep an eye on the Pitton Carnival webpage and the Dun Valley News.
  • Saturday 07 July 2018 at 11:00
    The Pitton Youth Group will take part in the Carnival Service in the School Hall on Sunday 8th July at 11am.
  • Saturday 07 July 2018 at 14:00
    Pitton Carnival Teas, run by the Pitton Social Club. For more information and to find out how to join the Social Club, see here.
  • Sunday 08 July 2018 at 11:00
    PathFinders@Pitton 2018 is at 11am on Sunday 8th July in the School Hall. Cafe style with coffee and croissants!
  • Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 20:00
    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we hold our popular quiz nights. Very informal, lots of cheating, lots of fun - individuals or groups welcome. Tickets £2.00 per person.  Starts 8.00...
  • Saturday 14 July 2018 at 18:30
    A not-so-classic whoddunit with your evening meal!
  • Wednesday 25 July 2018 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 can be found here, along with the Background Report. All...
  • Saturday 28 July 2018 at 18:00
    Join us from 6pm to celebrate that quintessential English drink, the Gin & Tonic! For more details, please contact The Silver Plough on 01722 712266 or for more details go to...
  • Wednesday 08 August 2018 at 20:00
    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we hold our popular quiz nights. Very informal, lots of cheating, lots of fun - individuals or groups welcome. Tickets £2.00 per person.  Starts 8.00...
  • Friday 10 August 2018 at 18:00
    Join us for live music and great ales! To make a table booking, please contact us on 01722 712266 or for more details go to www.silverploiugh-pitton.co.uk
  • Monday 27 August 2018 at 19:30
    Phoebe Morgan, Commissioning Editor for Harper Collins, opens the Festival with a talk about publishing and her own bestselling novel, THE DOLL...
  • Tuesday 28 August 2018 at 19:30
    In the Church our favourite Canon, Jeremy Davies, will talk about the works of IRIS MURDOCH. Flitfest 2018: All events begin at 7.30pm All tickets £10 include pre-talk...
  • Tuesday 28 August 2018 at 19:30
    In the Village Hall, a night for younger audiences and all those interested in writing for young adults: authors Julia North and Edmund Lester discuss writing for young adult...
  • Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 19:30
    ‘Thriller Night’! Investigative journalist and three times ‘thriller’ writer, Ed Davey, talks with debut thriller novelist, Simon...
  • Thursday 30 August 2018 at 19:30
    In the church, delightful Leif Bersweden returns to Farley to talk about his ‘coming of age and orchids’ novel, THE ORCHID...
  • Thursday 30 August 2018 at 19:30
    in the Village Hall we have a Self-Publishing workshop where our panel of self-published writers will talk about the benefits and pitfalls of...
  • Friday 31 August 2018 at 19:30
    Join us for an end of festival week supper and literary quiz at the Hook and Glove Pub: created by Chris Morgan! Flitfest...
  • Friday 31 August 2018 at 19:30
    We welcome the hugely successful, Sunday Times top 10 best selling author, Laura Marshall, author of 'FRIEND REQUEST’ to talk about her...
  • Saturday 01 September 2018 at 11:45
    The coach will pick Social Club Members at 11.45am outside St Peter's Church. There will be a 2 course meal before the performance. For more information and to find out how to join the Social...
  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 at 20:00
    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we hold our popular quiz nights. Very informal, lots of cheating, lots of fun - individuals or groups welcome. Tickets £2.00 per person.  Starts 8.00...
  • Friday 14 September 2018 at 10:45
    Walk and guided talk at Mottisfont Abbey about ‘The Rise and Fall of Mottisfont’ followed by lunch in The Old Kitchen. Transport will be organised, meet at Pitton Village Hall. For more...
  • Friday 14 September 2018 at 18:00
    Join us tonight for a guided tour of the Cathedral Close. The cost is £7 per head, which will be collected beforehand, and for those that wish to we will have supper in town following the tour....
  • Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 20:00
    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we hold our popular quiz nights. Very informal, lots of cheating, lots of fun - individuals or groups welcome. Tickets £2.00 per person.  Starts 8.00...
  • Monday 29 October 2018 at 19:00
    French Evening with Charity Supper.  Dressing Up encouraged! For more information and to find out how to join the Social Club, see here.
  • Wednesday 14 November 2018 at 20:00
    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we hold our popular quiz nights. Very informal, lots of cheating, lots of fun - individuals or groups welcome. Tickets £2.00 per person.  Starts 8.00...
  • Friday 16 November 2018 at 14:30
    Talk by Michael Gamble - Wiltshire Through The Eyes of A Moonraker For more information and to find out how to join the Social Club, see here.
  • Sunday 09 December 2018 at 12:00
    Join your fellow Social Club Members for a Christmas Drinks Party. For more information and to find out how to join the Social Club, see here.
  • Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 20:00
    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we hold our popular quiz nights. Very informal, lots of cheating, lots of fun - individuals or groups welcome. Tickets £2.00 per person.  Starts 8.00...
  • Friday 25 January 2019 at 15:00
    Annual General Meeting.  All members are encouraged to attend. For more information and to find out how to join the Social Club, see here.

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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