An opera by Howard Moody
Saturday 25 August 2018, 5pm and 8pm (doors open 4.30pm and 7.30pm)
St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury
A La Folia production in association with Wiltshire Creative
Directed Simon Iorio, musical direction by Howard Moody
Performed by Salisbury Festival Chorus, PUSH Children’s Chorus and La Folia Orchestra
Soloists: James Newby, Matthew Stiff, Tereza Gevorgyan
Priority booking opens on Tuesday 29 May 2018 (available to La Folia Friends and members of the PUSH Chorus). Tickets will be on sale to the general public from Tuesday 5 June 2018.
Tickets £20 (£10 under-18s) from Salisbury Playhouse: 01722 320333 | wiltshirecreative.co.uk
‘My life is only miracles’
PUSH is a community opera written by Howard Moody. Through music, we discover the extraordinary story of Simon Gronowski, who was pushed from a train bound for Auschwitz by his mother in 1943 in order to save his life.
Featuring internationally-renowned soloists, a community chorus of over 100 children and adults and a professional orchestra, PUSH is packed with memorable scenes and rousing tunes, and carries a strong message of hope and belief in the ‘power of human goodness’.
Young singers wanted:
Are you a young singer who would like to take part in Howard Moody’s opera PUSH in August 2018? La Folia in association with Wiltshire Creative wants to to hear from you! Click to find out more… Children’s Chorus recruitment
Since being commissioned by Glyndebourne Opera and Battle Festival in 2016, PUSH has been performed at Battle Festival in Sussex and in Chichester Cathedral for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018. The performances in Salisbury’s St Thomas’s Church are part of the Wiltshire Creative Lift Off! weekend.
Simon Gronowski will be in Salisbury for the performances and there is an opportunity to hear his story first-hand at the following event:
PUSH: My Life is Only Miracles
Simon Gronowski tells his story
Saturday 25 August 2018, 11am (doors open 10.30am)
Salisbury Methodist Church
A unique opportunity to hear from Simon Gronowski himself, as he speaks about his extraordinary experiences.
Priority booking for the talk opens on Tuesday 29 May 2018 (available to La Folia Friends and members of the PUSH Chorus).
Tickets will be on sale to the general public from Tuesday 5 June 2018.
Tickets £10 from Salisbury Playhouse: 01722 320333 / wiltshirecreative.co.uk
Southern Cathedrals Festival Concert
Saturday 21 July 2018, 6pm
Elgar Lux aeterna
Kelly Elegy in memoriam Rupert Brooke
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
With the combined Choristers and Gentlemen of the three Cathedrals, Salisbury Cathedral Chamber Choir and La Folia Orchestra
For further information and to book tickets, see southerncathedralsfestival.org.uk