Works Performed

Starting with Brahms’s Requiem in 1923, Salisbury Musical Society has performed a wide variety of choral works over the years.  Records from the pre-war period are incomplete but a full list of the choir’s concerts since 1948 is available.

SMS List of works since 1948

Paul Carr


Hubert Parry - Blest Pair of Sirens
Vaughan Williams - Tallis Fantasia

With Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and choristers of Salisbury Cathedral
Conducted by David Halls
John Findon, tenor

Saturday 22 June 2024
Salisbury Cathedral


Conducted by David Halls. With Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra:

Rachel Nicholls - Soprano
Jess Dandy - Alto
Thomas Atkins - Tenor
James Platt - Bass

Saturday 16 March 2024
Salisbury Cathedral


Mass in B Minor
Conducted by David Halls. With Salisbury Cathedral Choir and Florilegium

Saturday 25 November 2023
Salisbury Cathedral

Centenary Season : Brahms, Halls

Brahms: Requiem (sung in German) & Academic Festival Overture. Halls: The Beauty of Holiness
Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra
David Halls, Conductor
Brittany King, Soprano
Bozidar Smiljanic, Baritone
Saturday 25 March 2023
Salisbury Cathedral

Vaughan Williams

Salisbury Musical Society will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams by performing his much-loved Sea Symphony.

The choir will be joined by its long-standing partners the Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra, and conducted by the Cathedral’s Director of Music David Halls.

Soloists: Eleanor Dennis (soprano) and Dominic Sedgwick (baritone)

Vaughan Williams Overture The Wasps will also be performed.

Saturday 19 November 2022
Salisbury Cathedral

Centenary Season : Handel

Four Coronation Anthems interspersed with other themed pieces
with Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 24 June 2023
Salisbury Cathedral

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

With Paul Nilon, tenor, Catherine Carby, mezzo-soprano, and Jonathan Lemalu, bass
Saturday 2 April 2022
Salisbury Cathedral

Britten and Rutter

Britten: St Nicolas
Rutter: Magnificat
Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra

Saturday 16 November 2019
Salisbury Cathedral