Planet Three Eleven Thousand

‘One of the most important and significant things I’ve ever been a part of in this world of cathedral music.’  John Challenger (Assistant Director of Music, Salisbury Cathedral)
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Image by Finnbarr Webster

Welcome to La Folia

La Folia is a music charity and production company that brings together instrumentalists, singers, actors, dancers, visual artists and writers to create new music, original projects and ground-breaking performances under the artistic directorship of Howard Moody.

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At Salisbury Cathedral - Tuesday 2 July 2024 at 5.30pm

We'd love to welcome you to the culmination of our third Evening Songs project, following 6 months of creative workshops. Our Evening Songs services have become a new choral tradition, integrating people with special needs into a Cathedral Choir on an equal footing.

This is a free event – no ticket required.

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Introduction to La Folia

Watch our short video in which artistic director Howard Moody introduces the charity.

Camera: Pete Doherty, Ash Mills, Cesca Eaton Images: Ash Mills, Adrian Harris

Welcome to Planet Three Eleven Thousand

Watch a clip from our final workshop in Salisbury Cathedral introducing students to Holst's "The Planets".

Film: Cesca Eaton | Stills: Finnbarr Webster

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Stone Songs

An extract from a rehearsal of Howard Moody’s new choral work which premiered at the Salisbury International Arts Festival on 27th May 2022.

Camera: Pete Doherty | Stills: Finnbarr Webster

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Celebrate Life CD

Featuring songs written by students at Wiltshire College & University Centre, Salisbury as part of La Folia's Continuing Songs project.

Images by Adrian Harris

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PUSH 2018

Howard Moody's opera told the extraordinary story of Simon Gronowski, who was pushed from a train bound for Auschwitz by his mother in 1943.

Images by Adrian Harris

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Evening Songs

A series of workshops culminating in ground-breaking evensong services at Salisbury Cathedral in July 2016 and July 2019

Video by Ash Mills

BBC South Today report

Magna Songs

Moments from the 80 minute promenade performance of Magna Songs in Salisbury Cathedral 14 July 2015

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Latest news

Helen Charlston – new La Folia Patron

November 28, 2023

We are delighted to announce that international mezzo soprano Helen Charlston has agreed to be one of La Folia’s eminent Patrons. Described as “one of the most exciting voices in the new generation of British singers” by Gramophone Magazine, Helen enjoys a varied career in opera, concert and recital work. She is an advocate for… Read more »

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