After a five-year absence, Music in Country Churches is coming back to Salle, with three concerts in July.
St Peter and St Paul church in Salle was the launch venue for these concerts 30 years ago and also the venue for its 25th anniversary in 2013.
On Tuesday 24 July at 7.30 pm the church will host the English Chamber Orchestra directed by Stephanie Gonley with Chloë Hanslip on violin (ticket prices £8–28).
At 11 am on Wednesday 25 July there will be music performed by Benjamin Baker on violin (tickets £11), while at 7.30 pm the Škampa Quartet will be performing (ticket prices £8–28).
Tickets and further information from Witley Press 01485 535071 (Monday– Friday 9.30 am – 4.30 pm). There is a special price (from £12–45) when the two evening concerts are booked together.
Music in Country Churches was set up as a charitable trust in 1989. It arranges weekends of music during the summer months in rural churches of exceptional beauty and interest, raising funds to assist those churches with the costs of their repair and maintenance.
In its first 29 seasons it has arranged 82 weekends and, with the support of business organisations, charitable trusts, the Friends of Music in Country Churches and other individuals, was able to make donations to those churches totalling £572,000.
Funds raised from the concerts in July will help update the electrics at Salle and replace the roof at Thurning.