Salisbury Festival: James Harris – The Spring

Chilmark Opera and Salisbury Baroque

Sunday 2 June at 2.30pm and 7.30pm


Salisbury’s 1761 Opera Revived performed by Opera at Chilmark

James Harris, an MP who lived in the Cathedral Close and was a friend of Handel, was central to musical life in the city for many years in the mid-18th century. He created The Spring as a pasticcio – a collection of vocal music by a variety of composers, including Handel and Pergolesi, to which he set English words to make a topical story. The opera was first performed at the 1761 Salisbury Festival. The score was held in Cambridge University Library, before being discovered and recreated by Nigel Wyatt.


Due to the age and nature of The Medieval Hall, we regret that access is limited for wheelchair users. There are two spaces for wheelchair users, however there are no accessible toilet facilities. Please contact Ticket Sales on 01722 320333 for further details.


2 June 2019 - 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Medieval Hall

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Salisbury International Festival


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01722 320333



Salisbury Baroque is Salisbury’s only period instrument ensemble. It was formed to enable local players (and some colleagues from further afield) to share their passion for late 17th and 18th century music through concerts and workshops.