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William Byrd Singers

One of the North-West’s leading amateur chamber choirs,
based in Manchester and directed by Keith Orrell

Les Fleurs du Printemps

Making our way back through France in May, we encounter Le Jeune's Chanson from the short-lived Academie de Poesie et de Musique founded in 1570. Although Poulenc wrote his Sept Chansons in 1936 you will hear his homage to the renaissance style.

Debussy and Lauridsen also set French texts at either end of the 20th century, and our final piece is from 2005.

The concert will be given in Didsbury on Saturday 16th May, and repeated in Liverpool on Saturday 13th June.

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William Byrd Singers


We have a small number of vacancies in all voices.  
Singers with good vocal and musical ability are invited to
contact the Secretary .

Registered Charity no. 512522