CELEBRATE Voice makes its first summer appearance with a special fundraising gala concert under the stars.

The performance tonight (Saturday, 6pm, at Little Durnford Manor in the Woodford Valley, invites audiences to enjoy a picnic before listening to the line-up of international artists from Celebrate Voice’s past and present opera productions.

Featuring opera’s greatest hits, with a community choir, youth chorus and the Westminster Chamber Orchestra, the audience can expect sublime music, amidst glorious countryside surroundings.

Celebrate Voice founder and artistic director Lynsey Docherty said: “Our audiences have got to know and love the various singers who come to Salisbury from all over the world, and it’s a chance to see them perform some great operatic show stoppers and lighter fun numbers.

“And having these performers sing alongside a local choir and youth chorus made up of young people from Salisbury schools, really embeds the performance in our community.”

Performers include New Zealand soprano Carleen Ebbs, and Latvian baritone Pauls Putnins, together with 2016 Tosca tenor sensation, Stephen Aviss and celebrated mezzo Flora MacIntosh with Lynsey Docherty performing and compering.

The performance will be under the baton of Peter Ford, a locally born and educated conductor, with the Westminster Chamber Orchestra.

Tickets are priced £30 for adults and £10 for children and are available from celebratevoice.co.uk, calling 01722 434434 or in person from Salisbury City Hall.