The Performance

Music & Light

In November 2018, The Light will be installed in the Spire Crossing of Salisbury Cathedral.

On Wednesday 5th December to launch the art installation, we’ll be putting on an immersive performance of Songs Of The Light – an evening of live music, film and light performed by artist Richard McLester & over 150 local singers.

The Light Art Installation

What To Expect…

This is the chance to see Salisbury Cathedral lit up like never before! A spectacular journey from darkness to light, the performance will be punctuated with films exploring what “light” means to people. There will be projections across giant screens around the Cathedral.

Hanging directly from the centre of the Cathedral will be the huge illuminated globe as the centrepiece.

The Light Art Installation

Performance Time

PLEASE NOTE: As the globe has now been moved to the central Spire Crossing, we are now able to put on 1x Performance in the Cathedral Nave. Songs Of The Light will now begin at 7.30pm on Wednesday 5th December.

The performance will finish at approximately 8.45pm.

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The Music

Songs Of The Light has been written especially to help explore the themes of the installation in more detail. The globe forms an integral part of the performance as both artist, audience and choirs journey to go in search of The Light.

Written to be as accessible as possible, some of the music such as “Stars (Lead Me On)“, “A Chance We’ve Got To Take” & “Guide Me Home” takes the form of contemporary pop songs perfect for community choirs. Singers can choose to sing either the melody, or a harmony part which might be more suitable for their vocal range.

Pieces such as “Kyrie” has been written to provide more challenging choral pieces for four part harmony choirs. “Escape From The Flood” forms the finale aimed at providing an uplifting end to the event.


Listen on Youtube

To hear some of the official published tracks, watch on Youtube via the links below…


Choirs – Are you singing for The Light?

Previous Performances…

The Light was premiered in 2015 in Poole Dolphin Shopping Centre. In February 2017, the globe travelled to Romsey Abbey.

Who Runs The Project?

From the art installation, music, film, to the performance and technology, the whole project is put together by students & volunteers from our community in Poole, Dorset & working in partnership with the communities the project has gone to.

Conical Sphere Music CIC is a not-for-profit community interest company. Our aim is to provide a professional infrastructure for those volunteers to work under.

This enables our volunteers and provides a safe space for them to work, giving them access to opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have had.

Can You Help?

If you can help support our work, we’d love to hear from you…