What should you prepare for the next rehearsal?12 November 2019
Our first rehearsal next term will be on Tuesday 7th January 2020.
We will begin to rehearse Elgar’s The Apostles.
What was rehearsed at the last rehearsal?12 November 2019
2019-2020 Rehearsal Schedule13 June 2019
Please note that the new rehearsal schedule is now available to download here
The download link can also be found on the Rehearsal Schedule tab together with the SMS calendar and instructions on how to link this to your own digital calendar should you wish to.
12th March – rehearsal venue11 March 2019
The rehearsal on 12th March will be held at St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury.
Nearest parking is at the Central Car Park.
Change of rehearsal venue on 15th January8 January 2019
On 15th January we will rehearse in the gym at Salisbury Cathedral School, 1 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EQ.
You may park in the school car park.
Photographs of War Requiem Concert30 November 2018
Ash Mills took some super photographs of the Saturday afternoon rehearsal and the concert itself. Some of you may have seen a few on our Facebook page so you know how good they are. You can view the complete set of photographs by clicking here.
If you would like to buy copies of any of the photographs please follow the instructions Ash’s website.
War Requiem Audience Figure13 November 2018
Audience Figure for last Saturday’s War Requiem was circa 830. This figure is +/- 10 or so as it was extremely difficult to reconcile unreserved tickets sales on the door on the night, and indeed in advance, as these tickets were not numbered. All reserved seats had been sold in advance.
This is the highest audience figure for an SMS concert since May 2008 (Elgar’s ‘Dream of Gerontius’ – 1013 audience) and May 2009 (Chilcott’s ‘Salisbury Vespers -1400 audience) since my records began in 1997.
Last time SMS performed the War Requiem in April 2006 attracted 585 audience.
SMS Ticket Manager
War Requiem Ticket Sales4 November 2018
Please note that only unreserved seat tickets at £10 are now available for the War Requiem concert which can be obtained from Salisbury Playhouse all other tickets having been sold.
SMS Ticket Manager
Outcome of the EGM regarding the name change on 23 October 201823 October 2018
After much discussion and debate over the last few months, a vote was taken as to whether we remain as Salisbury Musical Society, or change to Salisbury Choral Society. Under the terms of the Constitution a 2/3 majority of those voting was required for a change to be carried.
The vote was close, but the results were:-
Remain Salisbury Musical Society – 58 votes
Change to Salisbury Choral Society – 55 votes
This means we will not be changing our name. Thank you to everyone for participating in this important vote.
Responses from name change survey1 June 2018
You can see the responses to the name change survey by clicking the following link:
Music for future concerts27 November 2017
The music for the next concert is:
Britten: War Requiem (Boosey & Hawkes edition)
Tickets17 November 2017
It’s important that all members help sell tickets to ensure our concerts are well attended. Follow the links to buy tickets online or, for the best tickets, these will continue to be offered first to patrons, and at rehearsals to members.
Ordering and returning music17 July 2017
Your Librarian is Lindsay Devine. She is responsible for arranging for the purchase and hire of all music copies for the choir. She will tell you when music is to be ordered. If you do not meet her deadline you will have to obtain your own music.