Diary - Winter/Spring 2019

 

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Sunday, 27 January 2019
TORN FROM HOME (Holocaust Memorial Event)

 

I first worked with the inimitable Louise Stewart from Multitude of Voyces two years ago. Louise wanted to champion more women composers within the Church Liturgy and was embarking on a national competition to produce an anthology of Women's Compositions. The winner was to be featured in an International Womens Day Service at St. Thomas's Church; a particularly poignant affair last year as Salisbury was in the act of being cordoned off whilst an incident was dealt with (Novichok). Torn From Home saw Louise working with pupils from Bishop Wordsworth School to investigate the modern resonances of what it means and meant to be a refugee. It featured work from Oliver Messaien's Quartet for the End of Time and a wonderful provocation from Fiona Hulbert plus challenging readings by the boys and a joyful communal prayer with member's of Salisburys' Jewish Community. Attended by MP John Glen, the Mayor of Salisbury and local councillors, almost a year on from the first 'Novichok Incident', Louise's committment to give voice to inclusive community through music with under-represented, underutilised, vulnerable or marginalised communities was rewarded with a full congregation. 

 

Friday, March 8 2019
International Womens Day 2019 - How Right It Is to Love You!

More from Multitude of Voyces this year on the theme of 'Love' featuring the world premiere of Gemma McGregor's Love was his Meaning. St Thomas's Church, Salisbury at  6pm

 

Full details here: http://multitudeofvoyces.co.uk

 

 

 

Friday, April 19 2019

SPITFIRE SOLO!

We've long been a fan of actor Nicholas Collett, alongside associates Tim Marriott (The Brittas Empire) and Gavin Robertson (Bond, Six Sided-Man) this successful creative team have developed a winning combination of 'compact' show's that don't lose anything in quality, drama or theatricality when toured to rural areas and village halls the length and breadth of the UK, Korea and Australia! Spitfire Solo is a beautiful, poignant and funny tale told ex. RAF Pilot Peter Walker, who whilst contemplating his life from the comfortable armchair at Sunnyside Nursing Home circa 1980 finds himself facing, once again; the scariest, most exhilarating moment of his life  - the Battle of Britain. Collett seamlessly slips from one character to another taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of humour, loss and excitement to ponder on some of lifes eternal dilemmas. Referencing true stories related to Nicholas as part of his research, including memories from women pilots who delivered Spitfires around the world during the war. At times in this show you can almost feel the rattle of the cockpit and the wind rushing past.

 

Join us at DINTON VILLAGE Hall on Friday 19 April and help us to raise money for a wonderful signed-singing project, Makaton Mass and if we sell all 200 tickets, we will also be making a small donation to the St Mary's Church Tower restoration fund in Dinton.

 

Doors open at 6.45 for a 7.30pm start, refreshments on sale and a talkout session with Nicholas afterwards.

 

Tickets available from Monday MARCH 11 (watch this space) 

 

Sat & Sunday, May 4th / 5th 2019

COME & SING VIVALDI!

Rediscover the joy of communal singing in a lovely rural setting. Join in the famous Gloria, scenes from Vivaldi's opera La Fida Ninfa and more...this May with the Cherubim Chamber Choir, under the direction of baroque choral expert Greg Skidmore See here for full details www.cherubimtrust.org

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