JOIN Celebrate Voice for an evening of live music at an open air concert at the Little Durnford Estate near Salisbury.

The Lockdown Shows: Unlocked takes place on Saturday, August 22 from 5.30pm.

This follows on from the success of Celebrate Voice’s Sunday evening online Lockdown shows from March to May, and this outdoor event will feature singers who took part in the online series.

Organisers of the event say it will be the first professional live classical music event in the Salisbury area this summer.

It will be hosted by Celebrate Voice director Lynsey Docherty and baritone, Philip Smith, who co-hosted the eight-week online shows. The pair will compere the evening of opera, music theatre, jazz and pop.

Lynsey said: “It is a joy to be able to produce a live event again, and the combination of talented live musicians, the extraordinarily beautiful setting and inspiring artwork will make this an event to remember. I want to thank everyone for their continued support of Celebrate Voice, as the lockdown shows really put the festival at the forefront of arts working in the community. This concert is a celebration of that community, and the therapeutic potential of music in society.”

The festival has also teamed up with Plain Arts Salisbury, to feature an outdoor exhibition at the show.

Audience members can picnic in the grounds before the show starts at 7pm, with an extended interval to see the exhibition.

David Walker, of Plains Arts Salisbury, said: “Plain Arts is delighted to be able to bring the work of some fantastic local artists to this gala concert. In these most difficult of times the wonderful combination of music and art can bring the light back into people’s lives. Audiences can marvel at the work of Vicky Slater or Karen Welsh amongst the many other artists on show and people’s spirits will sure to be uplifted.”

Celebrate Voice says it is delighted to make a return to the venue for a second year, courtesy of the Earl and Countess of Chichester.

Demand for live music has been reflected in ticket sales with 50 per cent selling in the first three hours.

Tickets are available online at