'Joy to the World'

Saturday 18th December, 2021

St. Martin's Church, Salisbury



Boris Ord - Adam lay y-bounden

                O come, o come Emmanuel

Arr. Lawson - Angelus ad Virginem

Francois Poulenc - Quem vidistis

Herbert Howells - Here is the little door

Arvo Pärt - Bogoroditse dyevo

Morten Lauridsen -  O magnum mysterium

Herbert Howells - Sing lullaby

Francois Poulenc - Hodie

Arr. Overton - Joy to the World

George Frideric Handel - Hallelujah Chorus

               Unto us a boy is born

Arr. Clements - Gabriel's message

Arr. Wood - Ding dong! Merrily on high

Arr Kay/Overton - Gaudete

                Once in Royal David's City

John Gardner - Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

Bob Chilcott - Shepherd's Carol

Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams - We've been a while a-wandering

               While shepherds watched

Arr Lawson - Jingle bells

Barbican Brass

Simon Dinsdale - organ

Philip Lawson - conductor

You are invited to help us raise the roof with the Hallelujah Chorus!  Music will not be provided so please bring your own score, print a free copy by clicking on the attached link or just join in anyway.

For Hallelujah chorus please click this link






Tickets £18 in advance (students/u16 - £5)

£20 on the door from:

Casa Fina, High Street, Salisbury or

buy tickets online by clicking the link below

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Barbican Brass



Saturday March 19th, 2022

St. Martin's Church, Salisbury


A concert to celebrate the 70th birthday of Andrew Barry Mackay

Guest speakers: Paul Burgon and Richard Brett

Guest conductor: Ralph Allwood

Organ/piano: Robert Quinney



Benjamin Britten - From "Gloriana"-

                Time/Concord/Concord and Time

Herbert Howells - Behold, O God, our defender

Joseph Haydn - Emperor Quartet, slow mvt. 

Ernest John Moeran - Under the greenwood/ River God's/To Daffodils

Charles Villiers Stanford - Three Motets 

Orlando Gibbons - O God, the King of Glory 

Philip Lawson - This is the place of my song-dream 

Thomas Tallis - Sancte Deus

Andrew Mackay - Domine, quis habitabit? 

Robert Parsons - Ave Maria

Francis Grier - The voice of my Beloved 

Mackay/Lawson - The Magna Carta Song 

Tickets on sale after Christmas.


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Sarum Reflections

with Barney Norris and John Cox


Saturday 16th July, 2022

St. Thomas's Church, Salisbury



Part One: Visitors to Salisbury


Shephard, Richard - To Music (written for the Farrant Singers)


From: The Diary of Samuel Pepys Thursday 11 June 1668

From: An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope

From: English Hours by Henry James


Anonymous - Edi beo thu hevene quene (XIV c.)


From: In Pursuit of Spring by Edward Thomas

From: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee


Roth, Alec - Men and Angels (words by George Herbert)

(written for the Farrant Singers)


From: Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens

From: The Longest Journey by E. M. Forster


Uffereri, Giovanni - Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei


A Walk in Melchester with Thomas Hardy


Mackay, Andrew – Summer Dreams




Part Two: Residents in Salisbury


Moody, Howard - Nonino (written for the Farrant Singers)


A Walk in Salisbury with George Herbert


Uttendal, Alexander - Inclina, Domine, aurem tuam


From: Without Knowing Mr Walkley by Edith Olivier

Home Thoughts in Laventie 1916 by Edward ‘Bim’ Tennant

From: Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers

From: The Spire by William Golding


Rheinberger, Josef - Abendlied


From: The Enigma of Arrival by V. S. Naipaul

From: Ultimate Prizes by Susan Howatch


Archer, Malcolm - Cloths of Heaven


From: Five Rivers met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris


Sullivan, Arthur - I hear the soft note