THE complete Salisbury Cathedral choir of boys, girls and men are going on choir tour to France next month.
Based in Salisbury’s twinned city of Saintes, they will sing services and concerts in Saintes, La Rochelle and Angouleme.
Directed by David Halls with John Challenger as organist, the choir will perform works of English and European sacred music appropriate to Lent, including the Byrd Mass for Four Voices and Allegri’s Miserere.
Mr Halls said “The choir tour is centred around our twinned town of Saintes, where there is a core community of people, both English and French, who are great supporters of anything to do with Salisbury.”
The choir will share a concert with a French choir in La Rochelle and will sing at the opening of the Stonehenge exhibition being hosted at the Musée archéologique in Saintes, arranged in partnership with Salisbury Museum.
The choir will also be visiting various historical sites, such as the Roman amphitheatre in Saintes, a Roman fort, the lighthouse at Cordouan and the reconstructed frigate L’Hermione in Rochfort.
The tour will take place from April 3 to 10.