We welcome The Farrant Singers from Salisbury for their festival debut. In the first half Andrew Mackay conducts the choir in Brahms's beautiful trio of motets, Festival and Commemoration Sentences, scored for a cappella double chorus. Then Associate Conductor of the Festival, Edward Reeve, demonstrates his versatility as a pianist in Two Rhapsodies. In the second half they are all joined by fabulous soloists Amy Carson and Tim Dickinson for Brahms's beautiful Requiem. Accompaniment will be provided by Edward in his new arrangement for piano solo.
- Brahms Fest- und Gedenkspruche
- Brahms Two Rhapsodies Op. 79
- Brahms Requiem
The Farrant Singers
Soprano - Amy Carson
Baritone - Tim Dickinson
Piano solo - Edward Reeve
Conductor - Andrew Mackay
Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) children £5 - book online now.
The premium package includes reserved seat + programme + interval drink.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
The Farrant Singers is the longest-established chamber choir in Salisbury, with close links to the medieval city, the surrounding Wiltshire villages and the Cathedral, where the choir often sings the services in place of the Cathedral Choir.
The group was founded in 1958 by the composer Richard Lloyd, and conductors since then have included Mark Deller, Richard Shephard, David Halls, Colin Howard, and Daniel Cook.
The choir celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2008 with the commissioning of The Farrant Singers Collection, seven pieces by composers associated with the choir.