CELEBRATE a century of music making in the city with Salisbury Symphony Orchestra.

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra is set to entertain audiences with its Gala Centenary Concert on Saturday, November 25.

The orchestra was founded as the Salisbury Orchestral Society on October 16, 1917 by Sir Walter Alcock, the organist and director of music of Salisbury Cathedral.

Speaking of the centenary milestone, David Halls, who has conducted the orchestra for more than 15 years, said: "One hundred years, it is quite impressive. We are proud of it and it really is a milestone and shouldn't be taken for granted."

Mr Halls added: [The orchestra] is a huge credit to Salisbury."

The concert will be staged at Salisbury Cathedral, the orchestra’s original home, and will be conducted by David Halls, the current director of music at the cathedral.

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra will be joined by soprano Pollyanna Hewetson, violinist Richard Studt and members of Salisbury Cathedral Chamber Choir under the direction of organist John Challenger.

The programme opens with Sea Pictures, composed by the orchestra’s first president, Sir Edward Elgar, followed by Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and culminating in Holst’s The Planets Suite.

On what audiences can expect from the concert, Mr Halls said: "They will expect really high quality music in a beautiful setting."

Tickets are available from Salisbury City Hall by calling 01722 434434.