FIERI Consort is one of the UK’s most successful young vocal ensembles, working to inspire and engage audiences through its performances.

After a year of performing at festivals across the UK, touring Australia, and awarded with the Cambridge Prize at the York Early Music Festival, Fieri Consort is returning to Salisbury to present its new Christmas programme.

A Crown of Roses takes place in St Thomas’s Church on December 21, 7.30pm.

The singers will perform arrangements of some of Europe’s best-loved traditional carols alongside intricate polyphony, exploring depictions of the Virgin Mary across the ages. From the ancient music of Praetorius and Tallis to the more contemporary sounds of Rutter and Tavener.

The concert examines Mary’s role in the nativity, and the signs and symbols that point to the sorrow and glory that were yet to come.

Tickets are £15 and available from