Salisbury Business Improvement District

Celebrate Voice Celebrates Salisbury

7th September 2018

Salisbury’s award-winning festival, Celebrate Voice, has unveiled a full programme of stunning opera, jazz, a cappella, folk, cabaret and community events for this October half-term.

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, the festival will take place from 25th October until 3rd November 2018.

New for 2018 the festival has developed its logo to incorporate ‘Celebrate Voice Celebrate Salisbury’ to promote the city in a challenging year.

Salisbury BID are pleased to be supporting Celebrate Voice.

What's On

At the heart of the programming is the festival’s signature opera production, this year presenting a brand new production of Don Giovanni, with four performances by an international cast, at the glorious and atmospheric Medieval Hall in Salisbury Cathedral Close.

Jazz royalty Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw feature in a special duo appearance to open the celebrations at the Salisbury Arts Centre on 25th October.

Exquisite artistry is promised from a cappella super group Apollo5 following their recent US tour, with a performance at St. Thomas’s Church on 27th October.

Lovers of folk music can get their fix with the mesmerising vocal blend of acclaimed folk trio, Lady Maisery on 1st November at Salisbury Arts Centre.

With a daytime programme of workshops for children and adults, the festival’s ever popular Instachoir (with a record number of sign-ups at the time of going to print) and the chance to let loose those vocal cords with a Sing-a-Long-a Grease, there’s no excuse not to be part of this year’s festival offerings.

Full details of the Celebrate Voice programme can be found here.

Celebrate Voice is also on the lookout for singing talent to be part of celebrating the city in The Big Busk on Saturday 27th October, the opening weekend. Soloists, duos, ensembles, choirs, schools, organisations are all welcome to apply to join Celebrate Voice professionals who will be busking in celebration as the city sings. Some fees are available to professional groups (apply via the website).

Lynsey Docherty, Artistic Director of Celebrate Voice says "It is thrilling to present our 5th season. It shows that even in a difficult year for the city, Celebrate Voice has staying power. This is due to our loyal audiences, sponsors and volunteers who know what the festival contributes to the culture of the city, and to our local community.

"The festival has become a significant feature of Salisbury’s cultural calendar, this year receiving bookings for events not only locally but from Europe and the US.

"The quality of our artists means that people will travel to see the shows and participate in the events, and that has to be good for our economy as a whole."

Local business supporters of this year’s festival include Principal Sponsors, The Mark Allen Group and Wilsons Solicitors, Gore Browne Investment Management, NFU Mutual Salisbury, Smith & Williamson, Southern Independent Medical Practice, John Rose Photography plus the festival received an award from Salisbury City Council.

Tickets are available via Wiltshire Creative Ticket Office (01722 320333) or online.