The Celebrate Voice online Sunday night shows launches its Christmas season.

The festival has committed to three more shows in the lead up to Christmas, with their renowned mix of song, international artists, and lively interactive banter with the audience.

The shows start on Sunday (December 6) with Christmas Hits, followed by Classical Christmas Spectacular and finishing with Christmas Pants! - an online Pantomime reflecting on the events of 2020 and featuring many past guests of both Lockdown Shows seasons.

The shows, hosted by Lynsey Docherty and Philip Smith are free, but donations support the artists that take part and the ongoing work of Celebrate Voice.

Festival director, Lynsey Docherty said: "The shows have been a revelation in terms of their ability to connect a community. The emails we receive after every show reflect the impact bringing a little joy into households has on people, and giving work to singers at a time of crisis in our industry has meant the festival can contribute to working musicians, thanks to the generosity of our viewers."

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Also coming up Celebrate Voice presents two 75-minute highlight performances of Handel’s masterpiece on Saturday, December 12, 5pm and 7.30pm – bringing live classical music to St Thomas’s Church in Salisbury.

Performed by an ensemble of eight professional singers, string quartet and harpsichord, and conducted by David Gostick, this performance of The Messiah is one of only a handful of performances of the work, outside of London this Christmas season.

The ensemble of singers includes members from The Monteverdi Choir, Tenebrae, The Gabrieli Consort, Amsterdam Baroque, The Sixteen and opera companies nationwide.

One of the featured sopranos, Amy Carson, pictured, was the youngest founding girl chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, and is now enjoying an international singing career.

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Lynsey said: “We are thrilled to bring quality live music to the city, and contribute to the cultural landscape in Salisbury this Christmas. Throughout lockdown Celebrate Voice has strived to create content in the city, as well as support musicians livelihoods, and this production of the Messiah will be a stunning celebration of classical music this festive season.”

Ticket numbers are strictly limited for each show in accordance with government guidelines on concert performances with reduced seating capacity within the venue. Celebrate Voice requests booking are made within your bubble numbers to help configure the safe seating arrangements. To book go to the Celebrate Voice website.