Voices of the Whale
9 June - 10 June 2017
Voices of the Whale

A Festival commission featuring Salisbury Festival Chorus, Trio Balaenae and directed by Howard Moody

The songs of the largest mammals on our planet are one of the wonders of the natural world, the humpback whale in particular renowned for songs that are strikingly similar to what we recognise as music.

Drawing upon a long tradition of songs associated with the oceans - linking our own waters with the French Canadian coast and connecting with the 2017 Festival’s focus on the arts and culture of Québec – Voices of the Whale will transform the Cathedral into a submerged watery world, bathed in blue light and filled with sound.

Featuring the massed voices of the Festival’s Chorus and guest instrumentalists, this promenade performance invites you to immerse yourself in a musical world inspired by these creatures and the oceans in which they live.

Download the Voices of the Whale Biographies here

Download the Voices of the Whale Translations here

Kindly supported by an anonymous donor.


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3 Performances
9 June 2017
8:00 pm
10 June 2017
7:00 pm
10 June 2017
9:00 pm

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