“Right thing, right place, right time.
La Folia has set itself a very
singular path.”
Classical Music Magazine


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Welcome to La Folia

La Folia is a music charity that brings together instrumentalists, singers, actors, dancers, visual artists and writers to create new music, original projects and ground-breaking performances.

Click here to read about our current projects.


War and Peace

A programme of music and spoken word including Schubert, Mahler, Tippett, Wilfred Owen and Charles Causley. Performed by tenor Mark Padmore, pianist Howard Moody and
 actor Colin Brown in the beautiful surroundings of the Baroque Hall. Afternoon tea will be served.
When: Sun July 7 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Trafalgar Park, Downton, Salisbury, SP5 3QR

Celebrate Life CD

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

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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.

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Evening Songs

A series of workshops culminating in a truly unique evensong service at Salisbury Cathedral in July 2016

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

Applications open for apprentice music leaders

February 15, 2019

*Applications for the apprentice scheme are now closed* La Folia is launching an apprentice scheme for students or music leaders at the start of their careers (18+) with an interest in using their musical skills in creative projects in the community. There are two positions available. The apprentices will gain ‘on the job’ experience working… Read more »

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