• Thursday 01 June 2017 at 18:30
    The next Area Board will be held in Winterslow Village Hall at 7pm on 1st June 2017 The meeting will start at 7pm with Wiltshire Police on hand from 6.30pm to chat through any local issues. On...
  • Saturday 03 June 2017 at 18:30
    An evening will of beautiful singing, including popular ballads, classical, and a cappella with piano, clarinet and guitar
  • Sunday 04 June 2017 at 11:00
    All ages welcome!
  • Sunday 04 June 2017 at 12:30
    Churches Together in Salisbury invite you to the Cathedral Grounds for a Pentecost Picnic on Sunday 4 June, 12.30 pm – 4 pm. This will be an opportunity to gather together as the body of Christ in...
  • Sunday 04 June 2017 at 14:00
    Open Gardens for St Peter's Church. Tickets available from Val Powley 712746
  • Sunday 04 June 2017 at 16:00
    Join us for the Pitton Youth Group meeting on Sunday 4th June.
  • Wednesday 14 June 2017 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...
  • Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 19:30
    Please book by 7th June at the latest.
  • Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 20:00
    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we hold our popular QUIZGO nights- a cross between a Quiz and Bingo! Very informal, lots of cheating, lots of fun- individuals or groups welcome and all in aid of our...
  • Saturday 17 June 2017 at 00:00
    Our annual pilgrimage around the food halls of Pitton! Bring your husband/partner/friend/neighbour for an excellent evening of wine,food and convivial company! We will be in touch nearer the...
  • Saturday 17 June 2017 at 14:30
    Walk to the Rowley Ponds, spotting dragonflies and butterflies on the way, and admire the new pond!
  • Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 19:00
    Part of the Farley Music Festival 2017. Tickets just £15 in advance from the Salisbury Playhouse, or on the door (subject to availability).
  • Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 12:00
    Pitton Ladies Lunch meets once a month in the Silver Plough to - well - have lunch. And you'd be most welcome to join us at the next one.
  • Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 19:00
    Part of the Farley Music Festival 2017. Tickets just £15 in advance from the Salisbury Playhouse, or on the door (subject to availability).
  • Thursday 22 June 2017 at 19:00
    Part of the Farley Music Festival 2017. Tickets just £15 in advance from the Salisbury Playhouse, or on the door (subject to availability).
  • Friday 23 June 2017 at 00:00
    Join us for a visit to the Hawk Conservancy, Andover.
  • Friday 23 June 2017 at 19:00
    Part of the Farley Music Festival 2017. Tickets just £15 in advance from the Salisbury Playhouse, or on the door (subject to availability).
  • Saturday 24 June 2017 at 19:00
    Part of the Farley Music Festival 2017. Tickets just £15 in advance from the Salisbury Playhouse, or on the door (subject to availability).
  • Sunday 02 July 2017 at 10:30
    All ages welcome!
  • Saturday 08 July 2017 at 00:00
    Join us for our annual Pitton Carnival Tea
  • Saturday 08 July 2017 at 16:00
    A great day for all the family.  For more information, see here.
  • Wednesday 12 July 2017 at 20:00
    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we hold our popular QUIZGO nights- a cross between a Quiz and Bingo! Very informal, lots of cheating, lots of fun- individuals or groups welcome and all in aid of our...
  • Saturday 15 July 2017 at 20:30
    Come and enjoy the bats and join a hunt for glowing glow worms along the main hard track in Hawksgrove!
  • Wednesday 26 July 2017 at 12:00
    Pitton Ladies Lunch meets once a month in the Silver Plough to - well - have lunch. And you'd be most welcome to join us at the next one.
  • Wednesday 26 July 2017 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...
  • Saturday 05 August 2017 at 16:00
    Meet at the Barn at 4pm. This one- to two-hour circular stroll will take us to Geoff’s Memorial Clearing, and be followed by a locally-sourced BBQ!  Stout footwear recommended. BBQ, soft drinks,...
  • Wednesday 09 August 2017 at 20:00
    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we hold our popular QUIZGO nights- a cross between a Quiz and Bingo! Very informal, lots of cheating, lots of fun- individuals or groups welcome and all in aid of our...
  • Wednesday 23 August 2017 at 12:00
    Pitton Ladies Lunch meets once a month in the Silver Plough to - well - have lunch. And you'd be most welcome to join us at the next one.
  • Saturday 02 September 2017 at 14:00
    A drive through the woods and a cream tea in the barn.
  • Wednesday 06 September 2017 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...
  • Wednesday 13 September 2017 at 20:00
    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we hold our popular QUIZGO nights- a cross between a Quiz and Bingo! Very informal, lots of cheating, lots of fun- individuals or groups welcome and all in aid of our...
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017 at 12:00
    Pitton Ladies Lunch meets once a month in the Silver Plough to - well - have lunch. And you'd be most welcome to join us at the next one.
  • Friday 29 September 2017 at 15:00
    Join us for a talk by 'Plant Doctor' Roger Hirons
  • Friday 06 October 2017 at 10:00
    Come and learn to recognise and identify some amazing fungi with FOBW, Wiltshire Botanical Society and the Salisbury & District Natural History Society.
  • Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 20:00
    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we hold our popular QUIZGO nights- a cross between a Quiz and Bingo! Very informal, lots of cheating, lots of fun- individuals or groups welcome and all in aid of our...
  • Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 12:00
    Pitton Ladies Lunch meets once a month in the Silver Plough to - well - have lunch. And you'd be most welcome to join us at the next one.
  • Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 19:30
    The next meeting of Pitton and Farley Parish Council will take place today in Farley Village Hall at 7.30pm. The Agenda for this meeting will be found here , along with the background...
  • Saturday 21 October 2017 at 09:30
    Join us for a 3 hour session of interesting conservation work, including a refreshment break with tea, coffee and home-made cakes. Tools and gloves provided.
  • Saturday 28 October 2017 at 19:00
    Information on the Pitton Social Club can be found here.
  • Friday 03 November 2017 at 15:00
    ‘From Stourhead to Stanpit’
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    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we hold our popular QUIZGO nights- a cross between a Quiz and Bingo! Very informal, lots of cheating, lots of fun- individuals or groups welcome and all in aid of our...
  • Wednesday 15 November 2017 at 12:00
    Pitton Ladies Lunch meets once a month in the Silver Plough to - well - have lunch. And you'd be most welcome to join us at the next one.
  • Friday 24 November 2017 at 15:00
    Information on the Pitton Social Club can be found here.
  • Wednesday 06 December 2017 at 19:30
    Good food and wine, good company, a raffle, and another talk by Nick Beer 'South Georgia, Whaling and Wildlife'.
  • Wednesday 06 December 2017 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...
  • Sunday 10 December 2017 at 12:00
    Information on the Pitton Social Club can be found here.
  • Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 12:00
    Pitton Ladies Lunch meets once a month in the Silver Plough to - well - have lunch. And you'd be most welcome to join us at the next one.
  • Friday 26 January 2018 at 15:00
    Information on the Pitton Social Club can be found here.
  • Wednesday 07 March 2018 at 19:00
    Featuring a talk about Bentley’s Trees by David Lambert.

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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