Celebrate Voice is back with live concerts, opening with its celebrated gala show.

It takes place at Little Durnford Manor on Saturday, July 31 from 6pm.

The outdoor event invites guests to picnic in the grounds, enjoy live entertainment from international singers and browse the art exhibition during the extended interval presented by Plain Arts Salisbury.

Festival director Lynsey Docherty and baritone, Philip Smith, who co-hosted the festival’s online shows, will compere the evening as a duo.

The event is brought to life by IvySound, who illuminate Little Durnford Manor as the stunning backdrop for the festival’s open air gala.

Celebrate Voice is delighted to make a return to the venue, courtesy of the Earl and Countess of Chichester.

Lynsey said: “This show is a perfect celebration after so much time in lockdown. The combination of nature, music and art is intoxicating, and we cannot wait to be together as a community again. We are always so grateful to our supporters who are incredibly loyal, and hope the concert sells-out in the way it has the past two years at Little Durnford, providing much needed funds to move the festival forward in 2021.”

Tickets (£40, £35 in advance plus Eventbrite booking fee) are on sale from 9am on April 22 at celebratevoice.co.uk

Celebrate Voice is also planning a return to live performances in October.

The festival is looking for support from city businesses to help it produce quality events for the city and community this autumn.

Celebrate Voice is looking to revive Salisbury’s cultural offering while promoting the city and its businesses in October 2021.

Email info@celebratevoice.co.uk to support the festival.

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