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Image 1 for History ST JOHN SINGERS SALISBURY JOHN POWELL Musical Director DAVID CORAM Accompanist
(President: Dr Richard Seal, MA, FRCO, FRSCM, Vice President: Robert Key, M.P. Salisbury)
has its origins in the church choir of St. John the Baptist, Bishopstone, a village six miles outside Salisbury, after which it takes its name, its roots going back to the early 1930s.

Today, it has an auditioned membership of around 45 mixed voices and its repertoire covers a broad spectrum of sacred and secular works from the Tudor period to the present day.

The Choir exists to sing services in cathedrals and churches and to support different national and local charities through its concerts.

It has raised substantial amounts of money for over one hundred and fifty different charities.

As well as singing in most of the churches and halls in and around Salisbury, the choir has travelled further afield giving concerts or singing services in a variety of places including Cambridge (Clare College and Great St Mary's), Chelmsford, Chichester, Christchurch, Isle of Wight, London, Oxford (Balliol College), Poole, Portsmouth, Sherborne, Swanage, Warminster, Wimborne and Winchester.

In 1986, the choir gave the first European performance of John Rutter's ‘Requiem’ in Salisbury Cathedral, conducted by the composer. In October 2006, the choir commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the performance of this now famous and popular work with the choir being conducted by the international virtuoso organist and conductor Wayne Marshall again in Salisbury Cathedral.

In 1987, the choir sang in Berlin as part of the English contribution to that City's 750th anniversary celebrations.

Other overseas tours include a visit to Eire in 1995, to Belgium in 2000, France in 2001 and Northern Italy in 2005. In 2007 the choir joined with an Italian Choir giving concerts in Padua and Venice. Plans for 2009 include a visit to Xantern, Germany which is twinned with Salisbury.

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