• Thursday 05 March 2020 at 19:00
    Last Spring, Wiltshire Council managed a Housing Needs Survey in the Parish.  The results of this can be viewed by going here and then clicking on the word 'here' at the bottom of the page. Now,...
  • Friday 06 March 2020 at 18:30
    A big-hearted rom-com set in a Cornish Village...
  • Wednesday 11 March 2020 at 20:00
    Come along to the Silver Plough quiz nights on the second Wednesday of every month. PloughGo - A mixture of quiz and bingo giving everybody a chance to win. £2 for 4 quiz sheets - with £5...
  • Saturday 14 March 2020 at 14:00
    Please come along to a Litter Pick in Pitton, beginning and ending at St. Peter's Church on both 14th and 15th March from 2-4pm. Refreshments available in the church. Please come dressed in Hi-Viz...
  • Monday 23 March 2020 at 19:30
    The March meeting will take place on Monday 23rd March at 7.30pm in The Silver Plough, Pitton, when we will be discussing "The Wisdom of Sally Red shoes" by Ruth Hogan.  All...
  • Wednesday 25 March 2020 at 19:30
    The Press and Public are invited to attend, and so prior to the start of the meeting there will be a short period of time set aside for public questions or comments about items on the...
  • Thursday 26 March 2020 at 06:30
    Pitton and Farley Parish residents are invited to a public meeting at the Pitton Village Hall on Thu 26 March 2020 at 6.30pm to air their views on the need for, or otherwise of, traffic calming...
  • Friday 27 March 2020 at 10:00
    “Winter Woodland Wander” with Forestry Manager David Lambert! Meet at Eastern Clearing car park at 10 am. We’ll learn to identify winter trees as we walk to the Barn for light refreshments...
  • Saturday 04 April 2020 at 19:00
    Sail under the bridge of troubled water into torrents of music and song!
  • Saturday 23 May 2020 at 00:00
    A flower festival on the theme of Nature, Nurture, Flora & Fauna - your help is needed...
  • Tuesday 16 June 2020 at 19:00
    Elena is a very talented young Austrian Violinist from Salzburg who has played with the London Philharmonic orchestra. With our own Salisbury based Nicholas Walker on Piano it will feature Prokofiev’s thrilling and glorious 2nd Sonata as well as pieces by Mozart and Beethoven
  • Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 19:00
    By popular demand a return to Farley of this young but inspirational player, who last visited in 2012. His program will contrast English music of the 16th/17th century with a more romantic repertoire.
  • Thursday 18 June 2020 at 19:00
    David is another world-class returnee who wowed audiences with his playing of the Alkan concerto in 2013. David plays the organ as well as the piano and has toured the world in this capacity. His programme will include works by Chopin. This is a young player of brilliance who has performed in the USA (Los Angeles prize winner), Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Friday 19 June 2020 at 19:00
    A winner of the Berlin International Concerto Competition and the prodigious Manhattan International Music Competition, Mihayi is a very gifted and interesting young pianist. As a winner of a number of prestigious competitions, we are sure that the Farley audience will respond to his intelligence and warmth which will be displayed in his playing which will include Bach’s celebrated “Goldberg Variations”.
  • Saturday 20 June 2020 at 19:00
    Diva Opera is an internationally renowned Chamber Opera with an unrivalled reputation within the Operatic world. Founded in 1997 Diva Opera performs over 50 performances annually across Europe, Russia, The Far East and South Africa. Diva Opera promotes young artists as well as established performers. The evening at Farley will showcase arias particularly from Carmen and Don Giovanni.

FMF 2020 : Diva Opera Company

Date/Time
Saturday 20 June 2020 at 19:00

Diva is Chamber Opera at its best. Encouraging young artists as well as established performers reviews for DIVAOPERA speak for themselves.

Founded in 1997 Diva Opera has earned an unrivalled reputation within the operatic world. The Saturday Night performance will one of around 50 annual performances given by the company, which tour as far afield as Russia, South Africa and the Far East.

Diva Opera are an internationally renowned chamber opera company that have been entertaining audiences for over 20 years.

Founded in 1996 by Anne Marabini Young and Bryan Evans, the company has grown over the years into one of the most revered opera companies in the UK.

“I was a singer and started the company to do a few concerts,” explained Anne.

“Bryan came on board after his job with another opera company ended, and we began to broaden it with singers from all over the country.”

Now Diva Opera stage around 50 productions a year, in both the UK and abroad, in countries including Japan, France and South Africa.

Over the years the company has staged over 2,000 productions of classic operas from Mozart, Puccini and many more.

“We’re a chamber opera company and perform in a smaller format,” continued Anne.

“We don’t alter the operas in any way, we just have a smaller cast of around 10 or 12, with a reduced chorus and piano rather than a full or reduced orchestra.

“And we perform in beautiful period costumes – it’s become a bit of a trademark for us and it makes the productions even more special.”

Anne – who originally hails from New Zealand – is the General Director, overseeing everything from travel arrangements to casting, while husband Bryan – who was awarded an MBE in 1993 for his services to music and opera – is the Music and Artistic Director.

Together the pair bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company, along with their stage and wardrobe teams and performers from all over Europe.
Anne and her crew were preparing for a trip to France, having earlier this year visited Tokyo to perform.

She said: “We did three performances in an 800-seat venue in Tokyo and it was packed every night.

To attend a concert in All Saints’ Church, Farley, is to be delighted by this charming seventeenth century church with its extraordinary acoustics, and to marvel at the quality of musicianship presented in a small, intimate setting. During June, the Farley Music Festival is held across five evenings when young pianists from the Royal Academy of Music astonish and surprise audiences, together with programmes featuring opera, choral and instrumental music.

The 2020 Farley Music Festival will take place between Tuesday 16th and Sunday 21st June.

Location
All Saints' Church