Salisbury Musical Society, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, The Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral, John Findon, tenor and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, will be performing Paul Carr's 'Awakening' conducted by David Halls.

Awakening is a spiritual choral work, whose setting is based at Stonehenge.

Based on a set of 16 spiritual poems by Stephen Feltham, Awakening portrays the cycle of hope experienced by humanity as it progresses through the celestial cycle exhibited by the equinoxes and solstices.

The work is in four main sections: Spring Equinox; Summer Solstice; Autumn Equinox; Winter Solstice. What could be more wonderful than to hear this in Salisbury Cathedral the day after the summer solstice?

Last week Salisbury Musical Society SMS had the privilege of rehearsing Awakening in the presence of the composer Paul Carr.

The group said: "He was genuinely thrilled with the sound and quality of his world premiere. Paul explained a bit about the lyrical and exciting orchestration.

"We expect there to be 300 performers, comprising the two adult choirs, the choristers, tenor soloist, and of course the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

That's not all of this programme. Have you ever wondered about the theme that Vaughan Williams used for the Tallis Fantasia?

"You will get the answer at this concert, as SMS will perform the glorious hymn How Shall I Sing That Majesty, followed by the BSO playing the Fantasia itself. Parry's rousing Blest Pair of Sirens rounds off a wonderful set from British composers."

The performance will be on Saturday, June 22, 7.30pm, and tickets £10-£40 from, and on the door. Discounts for students and children.