27 May-11 June 2016
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Voices of the Whale



Festival Singers Wanted for Voices of the Whale Project

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

Music inspired by these creatures sits at the heart of this year’s Festival Chorus project, Voices of the Whale, directed by Howard Moody. Also drawing on a long tradition of songs associated with the oceans, linking our own waters with the French Canadian coast and drawing upon the songs of Québécois fishermen, traders and loggers, Voices of the Whale will transform Salisbury Cathedral into a submerged watery world, bathed in blue light, inundated with sound, with singers, instrumentalists and audiences celebrating the songs of whales and the oceans they inhabit.

We are looking for hundreds of singers, men and women (18 years and over) to join with us to create performances on June 9 and 10 which will bring the Festival to a close. Both experienced and inexperienced singers are welcome and you do not need to be able to read music.

Come along to an introductory workshop on Friday 10 March at 7pm at Sarum Academy, Westwood Road, Salisbury SP2 9HS to find out more. If possible, register in advance with Sue Kent at sue@salisburyfestival.co.uk or call 01722 332241. Contact Sue also if you cannot attend the workshop but are interested in being involved.

Click here to pay your Voices of the Whale Festival Chorus Registration fee

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