Programme

All concerts and events take place in Salisbury Cathedral unless otherwise indicated.


WEDNESDAY 15 JULY

9.15pm Late Night Bach by Candlelight 45 mins
Peter Grove and David Halls
J S Bach English Suites 1 & 2
With a pre- or post-recital glass of wine or fruit juice in the Bar Rest
Tickets £10 (unreserved)


THURSDAY 16 JULY

10.00am Choral Mattins 45 mins
The girl choristers and lay vicars of Salisbury Cathedral
Tomkins Responses
Purcell in Bb
Tallis O nata lux


11.15am Music and Magna Carta 75 mins
An Exploration in Music and Word St Thomas’s Church
Led by Professor John Harper
Salisbury Cathedral Chamber Choir/John Challenger
Christopher Hodkinson/Matthew Ward
Music from plainsong to the present day
Tickets £12 (unreserved)


2.00pm Concert – Faire is the heaven 75 mins
Masterpieces of the sacred choral repertoire
The combined boy choristers and lay clerks
John Challenger and Kris Thomsett – organ
Byrd Haec dies
Byrd Ave verum corpus
Gibbons O clap your hands
Buxtehude Präludium in D major (organ solo)
Ireland Greater love
Harris Faire is the heaven
Harwood O how glorious
Harris Flourish for an Occasion (organ solo)
Purcell Hear my prayer
Parsons Ave Maria
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis
Purcell Remember not, Lord
Parry Chorale Prelude on Croft’s 136th (organ solo)
Walker I will lift up mine eyes (men’s voices)
Stanford Three motets
Wood O thou the central orb
Tickets £16 (unreserved)


4.30pm Festal Evensong for St Osmund 45 mins
The girl choristers and lay clerks of Winchester Cathedral
Walsh Responses
Psalm 84
Naylor in A
Harris Bring us, O Lord God


5.45pm Patrons’ and Sponsors’ Reception Cloisters


7.00pm Organ Recital with big screen  90 mins
Naji Hakim (Paris)
Bach Toccata and Fugue in F major BWV 540
Hakim Trois Paraphrases sur Veni Creator
Boëllmann Prière à Notre-Dame
Franck Choral in A minor
Hakim Suite Française
Hakim Improvisation
Tickets £15 (unreserved)


9.15pm Late Night Bach by Candlelight 45 mins
Peter Grove and Ian Wicks
J S Bach English Suites 3 & 6
With a pre- or post-recital glass of wine or fruit juice in the Bar Rest
Tickets £10 (unreserved)


FRIDAY 17 JULY

10.00am Choral Mattins 45 mins
The boy choristers and lay vicars of Chichester Cathedral
Radcliffe Responses
Psalm 144
Stanford in C
Elgar O hearken thou


11.30am Youth in Music (1) 75 mins
St Thomas’s Church 
The Mousai Singers/Daniel Cook
Tenebrae music by Gesualdo and MacMillan
Tickets £12 (unreserved)


4.30pm BBC Choral Evensong  60 mins 
The combined boy choristers and lay clerks
Leighton Responses
Orr They that put their trust in the Lord
Leighton Magdalen College Service
Moody In the hand of God (SCF Commission)


6.00pm Youth in Music (2)   40 mins
Cathedral School 
Anita Monserrat (violin)
Tickets £10 (unreserved)


7.00pm Concert – Dixit Dominus  80 mins
The girl choristers of Salisbury and Winchester and men of the three cathedrals with Charivari Agréable Simfonie and soli
Bach Cantata 172 ‘Erschallet, ihr Lieder’
Handel Dixit Dominus
Mozart Missa Solemnis K337
Tickets £22, £17 (reserved) & £13 (unreserved)


9.15pm Late Night Bach by Candlelight  45 mins
Alistair Watson and Ian Wicks
J S Bach English Suites 4 & 5
With a pre- or post-recital glass of wine or fruit juice in the Bar Rest
Tickets £10 (unreserved)


SATURDAY 18 JULY

11.00am Festival Eucharist  90 mins
Preacher The Very Revd Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans
The combined boy choristers and lay clerks
Vierne Messe Solennelle
Messiaen O sacrum convivium


12.45pm Festival Lunch  The White Hart Hotel
Admission by pre-booked tickets £31 (to include waitress service)
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4.00pm Youth in Music (3)   60 mins
St Thomas’s Church 
Salisbury Cathedral Junior Choir/Ian Wicks/local upper voice choirs/St Thomas’s Youth Choir/Abbi Jones
Including music from the Lawson/Mackay ‘Magna Cantata’
Tickets £12 (unreserved)


6.00pm Concert – A Child of Our Time  80 mins

The combined boy choristers and lay clerks, the girl choristers of Salisbury and the Salisbury Cathedral Chamber Choir, with La Folia and soli 
Elgar Give unto the Lord
Bach/Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor
Tippett A Child of Our Time
Tickets £25, £20 (reserved)& £15 (unreserved)


SUNDAY 19 JULY

The choirs of Chichester and Winchester sing services in their own cathedral today, the last day of each choir’s year. 

Services here sung by the boy and girl choristers and lay vicars of Salisbury Cathedral:


10.30am Festival Eucharist
Halls Missa Festiva
Mozart Ave verum corpus


3.00pm Choral Evensong
Shephard Responses
Stanford in C
Parry Blest pair of sirens
Howells Te Deum (Collegium Regale)


Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme details here are correct. However late changes to performers and repertoire may be made.