TICKETS go on sale next week for Celebrate Voice, Salisbury’s award-winning festival.

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Celebrate Voice presents a new opera production, Don Giovanni, with an international cast, plus jazz royalty Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw in a special appearance together to open the celebrations at Salisbury Arts Centre.

Lovers of folk music get their fix with the vocal blend of acclaimed folk trio, Lady Maisery, and a cappella super group Apollo5 following their recent US tour.

Laughs are guaranteed for ‘King of cabaret’ Stefan Bednarczyk’s Evening of Flanders and Swann, following sell-out shows in London in 2018.

The programme features workshops for children and adults, Instachoir and the chance to let loose those vocal cords with a Sing-a-Long-a Grease.The festival is also on the lookout for singing talent to be part of celebrating the city in The Big Busk on Saturday, October 27, the opening weekend of the festival.

Soloists, duos, ensembles, choirs, schools, organisations are all welcome to apply to join Celebrate Voice professionals who will be busking in celebration as the city sings.

The Celebrate Age gala concert, held annually at the Guildhall is already oversubscribed, and is testament to the popularity of the festival’s community programme.

Artistic director Lynsey Docherty said: “I am incredibly proud to be able to present a full programme for Celebrate Voice for our 5th anniversary. It has been a trying time for arts organisations, as several of our most loyal business supporters could simply not sustain their investment in the arts locally in this difficult year. However, we are delighted that other sponsors of the festival have stepped up their philanthropic giving in response to this. These businesses want to help us continue to put Salisbury in the spotlight when it comes to promoting the city as an epicentre of cultural activity in the South West, and celebrating this wonderfully vibrant place to live and visit.”

Celebrate Voice takes place from October 25 to November 3. Priority booking opens for festival friends on August 13 and general booking on August 17 via Wiltshire Creative’s ticket office on 01722 320333.