Concerts & Events 2020/21 (subject to change)

All Concerts start at 7:30pm at

Christ Church
West Didsbury
Darley Avenue
M20 2ZD

Autumn Term 2020       

The Byrds rehearsed an interesting mix of chamber choir repertoire in two choirs and over zoom but were unable to give a  public performance of these works.


27th November 2021

"To Music, to Singing"

the Byrds' 50th anniversary concert

20th March 2021

Now sadly cancelled due to covid-19

Henry Purcell*: Music for a while (solo voice)

*piano realisation by Benjamin Britten  

William Byrd: Sing joyfully    

Keith Orrell: From harmony, from heavenly harmony (first performance)

Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia                   

George Dyson: To music                

Edward Elgar: There is sweet music, O wild west wind

arr. Stephen Wilkinson: The lark in the clear air

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to music       

Stephen Wilkinson: L’envoi (Byrds commissioned piece - first performance)


The programme will also include violin and piano accompaniment and ensemble pieces including Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending     

Details of our previous concerts can be found on the 'Join the Choir' page.

Tickets to concerts can be purchased through eventbrite

The following programme is subject to Covid-19 regulations on singing in public.

23rd May 2021

Programme to be decided

If this goes ahead it is likely to be a recorded or streamed performance without an audience.

Sunday 19th September 2021

(note later date than usual)

Programme to be decided

"Sing Joyfully"

One for the Diary 2022

Our anticipated performance of JS Bach Matthäus Passion (sung in German) will now take place on Saturday the 2nd of April 2022 at the Manchester Stoller Hall featuring:

Double choir / Eighteenth Century Concert Orchestra (baroque ensemble)

Choir of Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Hindsford, Atherton (ripieno choir)

TBA: Evangelist

Peter Harvey: Christus

Elin Manahan Thomas: Soprano

Tim Morgan Alto: (counter-tenor)

Nick Pritchard: Tenor

Damian O’Keeffe: Bass