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We are delighted to welcome back this very talented Choral group following the enthusiastic audience response to their concert at Milton Abbey last year. The Farrant singers is the longest-established chamber choir in Salisbury, with close links to the medieval city, the surrounding Wiltshire villages and the Cathedral, where the choir often sings the services in place of the Cathedral Choir.
The group was founded in 1958 by the composer Richard Lloyd, and conductors since then have included Mark Deller, Richard Shephard, David Halls, Colin Howard, and Daniel Cook.
Andrew Mackay has been Musical Director of the choir since December 2011. He read Classics at Cambridge, while also singing bass at Trinity College and alto at King’s College, composing, conducting and running Trinity College Musical Society.
The choir took part in the world premiere of Bob Chilcott’s Salisbury Vespers in 2009, has broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 in ‘Sunday Worship’, and has worked with the John Armitage Memorial Trust to present new and recent works for choir, brass and organ.