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Upcoming concert:
Christmas by Candlelight

Saturday 17th December 2016
St Martin's Church, Salisbury

Tickets: £12 in advance from TicketSource (online or 0333 666 3366), or £15 on the door

Christmas by Candlelight Poster
Sarum Voices sing carols by candlelight


Each year Sarum Voices presents two concerts at St Martin’s Church in Salisbury.  Christmas by Candlelight usually falls on a weekend shortly before Christmas.  Each year there is a smattering of newly-arranged/composed carols from choir director Ben Lamb. 

Our spring-time concert is with a small orchestra, offering such music as Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and other core repertoire. 

As well as these self-promoted concerts, the choir is often booked for concert series and festivals across the South.  Recent festival appearances include: 

  • Brahms – Ein Deutsches Requiem, as part of the Music at Beaulieu series
  • Chilcott – Salisbury Vespers (World Premiere), as part of the Salisbury International Arts Festival
  • Bach – Two motets & Todd – Mass in blue, as the opening concert for the Southern Cathedrals Festival 

Forthcoming Concerts

Christmas by Candlelight

6.30pm, Saturday 17th December 2016

St Martin's Church, Salisbury. Tickets: TicketSource (£12 until 6.30pm 16/12/16, online or on 0333 666 3366), or on the door (£15). Parking is restricted, so please park on Tollgate Road)

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After spending the past few years on a Sunday evening, Christmas by Candlelight has returned to its prime-time slot on Saturday 17 th December (please note the early start time of 6:30pm).

Sarum Voices has been part of the Salisbury music scene for over 20 years, during which time it has forged strong links with St Martin’s church. The choir is delighted to be here once again for Christmas by Candlelight. With a capella music spanning from the 16th Century to 2016, and complementary readings delivered by Stephen Hattersley, the concert promises a different aspect on Christmas. In beautifully austere candlelight, the first half of the concert offers a thought-provoking look at Advent themes, breaking out into a more overtly jubilant celebration of Christmas after the interval.

Many regular concert-goers will remember that John Robinson (a former Bass Lay Vicar in the Cathedral Choir) performed the readings for many years at this event. There will be an opportunity to make a donation towards a bursary fund for Probationer Choristers set up in his memory at the concert.