A Letter Home

A moving musical remembrance of Longleat House in the shadow of the First World War.

Hosted by the High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Peter Addington, this special musical showcase of some of Wiltshire’s finest young talents commemorates the vital role of Longleat House during the war.

The event comprises a kaleidoscopic programme of classical music including Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, jazz arrangements of popular musical hall songs and Brahm’s Clarinet Quintet performed by Tippet Ensemble (Wiltshire Music Centre’s professional alumni group) as well as a newly composed work by students of St. Laurence school inspired by the tragic story of young John Thynne, son and heir of Lord and Lady Bath, who was killed in action.

The Music Centre will show original letters, photographs and archival materials that tell the story of the House during the war years from 2pm. There will be a talk by the Dr. Kate Harris (Curator, Longleat Historic Collections) at 5:45pm and a FreeStage performance by Superstrings at 6:30pm. The programme will culminate at 7:30pm with the Gala concert.

Tickets are £12 for adults and £5 for under 18s and are available from the Music Centre or by phone 01225 860100.

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