NORTH and south Wiltshire will come together for a performance of Fauré's much-loved Requiem by Salisbury Chamber Chorus at Malmesbury Abbey next month.

The concert, which is raising funds for Community First, Wiltshire's Rural Community on behalf of the High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Lady Marland, and is supported by the James Dyson Foundation, will take place on Saturday, November 18.

Musical Director of Sailsbury Chorus, Simon McEnery, who is conducting the performance, said: "We're delighted to be singing this choral classic in Malmesbury Abbey.

"It is a tremendous honour to collaborate with the High Sheriff for such a worthwhile cause, and we'll be bringing our trademark energy to the performance.

The performance features Claudia Grinnell, Assistant Organist at Winchester Cathedral, and includes Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine, four motets from Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responsories, organ works by Grison, Vierne and Gigout, and McEnery's Everyone Sang.

Lady Marland, said: "Community First does tremendous work to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of communities in our county.

"They deserve all the help we can give them, and I am most grateful to the performers and to the James Dyson Foundation for their support.

We're looking forward to a very enjoyable evening and a good outcome for Community First."

Tickets are £15 and can be purchased from Salisbury Playhouse online at or by phone on 01722 320 333. They can also be purchased from the Abbey or on the door.

The concert starts at 7.30pm.