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Stone Songs

By Howard Moody Wiltshire Creative in partnership with La Folia present
27 May 2022 Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury SP1 2EJ
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Salisbury Cathedral, The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EF

Friday 27 May 2022 at 7pm & 9pm

Wiltshire Creative in partnership with La Folia present

STONE SONGS

By Howard Moody

Over 800 years after the laying of the Cathedral’s foundation stone, STONE SONGS will reflect on the skill, vision and dedication that it took to build such a magnificent building, inspired by the ancient chants that have resonated from the stones since the 13th century. Underpinned by the power of the newly refurbished Cathedral organ, the voices of the Festival Chorus will explore the acoustic possibilities of the building and reflect on the incredible vision that created it.  

STONE SONGS will involve a large chorus, five soloists, brass, percussion, violin, organ and a stone mason at work. This new work celebrates the metamorphosis of stones over geological time and the wonder that they inspire, once they have been crafted into the great cathedrals of the world.

Commissioned by La Folia in collaboration with Wiltshire Creative, it was written for the 800th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of Salisbury Cathedral. Its first performance was originally planned for May 2020 but is now happily rescheduled to open the Salisbury International Arts Festival in May 2022.  

The Festival Chorus has long been a distinctive and central part of the Festival’s identity and Wiltshire Creative are delighted that this event will herald the start of two packed weeks of music, dance, circus, film, theatre, visual art, spoken word and much more. In pandemic times, the opportunity to have the community’s voices resounding off the resonant surfaces of the Cathedral’s stones will be especially powerful.

The lyrics of the final chorus will have a new and potent significance: “We like living stones will make it sound again”

 

 

We are thrilled to announce that the five professional singers who will also perform in the piece are:

Soprano - NAZAN FIKRET

Mezzo-Soprano - HELEN CHARLSTON

Tenor - NICK PRITCHARD

Baritone - SAM POPPLETON

Bass – JAMIE WOOLLARD

Check out our freesheet here for the full programme!

Running Time: 60 minutes, no interval

Please Note: This is a promenade performance, and the audience will at times move around the space following the performers. Some chairs will be available for those who need them.

 

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Booking Details

Tickets from £20

If you need assistance booking or have access requirements please email ticketsales@wiltshirecreative.co.uk

 

SINGLE MEMBERS  

Single Members receive the 10% discount on one full-price ticket per Festival events* 

MULTI-BUY Members who book for 3 or more Festival events before 1 April 2022 receive double their Membership benefits!  

* Excluding the Jubilee Concert, Bath Philharmonia Concert, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & A New Island Adventure, Panigiri and digital events. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers 

JOINT MEMBERS AND ABOVE 

Joint Members and above receive the 10% discount on up to two full-price ticket per Festival events* 

MULTI-BUY Members who book for 3 or more Festival events before 1 April 2022 receive double their Membership benefits!  

* Excluding the Jubilee Concert, Bath Philharmonia Concert, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & A New Island Adventure, Panigiri and digital events. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers 

Members can amend their bookings up to 1 May 2020 without paying a ticket exchange fee.   

 

MULTI-BUY OFFER  

Book for 3 or more Festival events and receive 10% discount! *  

Book 3 or more Festival events before 1 April 2022 and get 10% off one full-price ticket for every event you book.  

* Excluding the Jubilee Concert, Bath Philharmonia Concert, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & A New Island Adventure, Panigiri and digital events. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers 

 

MEMBERS MULTI-BUY OFFER  

Members who book for 3 or more Festival events before 1 April 2022 receive double their Membership benefits! * 

Book 3 or more Festival events before 1 April 2022 and Single Members receive the discount on one full-price ticket per event. Joint Members and above receive the discount on up to two full-price tickets per event.  

* Excluding the Jubilee Concert, Bath Philharmonia Concert, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & A New Island Adventure, Panigiri and digital events. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers

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