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Thu, 19 Oct

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Corpus Christi College Chapel

Song Byrd

Celebrating William Byrd and a flight of feathered friends

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Song Byrd
Song Byrd

Time & Location

19 Oct 2023, 19:30

Corpus Christi College Chapel, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RH, UK

About The Event

Singing music from Byrd to Birdland, Granta Chorale celebrates the music of William Byrd in the 400th anniversary year of his death alongside music written about our feathered friends.

Join us on Thursday evening in the stunning setting of Corpus Christi Chapel for a chorus of birdsong, from Alan Bullard’s energetic Choristers of Flight to Caroline Shaw’s evocative and the swallow to Paul Hindemith’s serene Un Cygne. Granta explore the breadth of Byrd’s music from the madrigalian Sing Joyfully, Laudibus in Sanctis and Though Amaryllis Dance in Green to the contemplative Ave Verum and little-performed Lullaby, my sweet little baby.

With an immersive dawn chorus of bird calls opening our programme, this weeknight concert is the perfect opportunity to experience exquisite choral music in tranquil twilight as you wind-down ahead of the weekend.

Programme to include

Sing Joyfully - William Byrd

Ave Verum - William Byrd

Choristers of Flight - Alan Bullard

There was a Tree - Gustav Holst

The Turtle Dove - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Though Amaryllis Dance in Green - William Byrd

Agnus Dei Mass in 4 parts - William Byrd

And the swallow - Caroline Shaw

Laudibus in Sanctus - William Byrd

Lulla lullaby - William Byrd

Un Cygne - Paul Hindemith

Lullaby of Birdland - George Shearing

Photo credit: Stephen Tafra

Tickets

  • Full price

    £15.00
  • Under 25s

    Please note that under 16s must be accompanied by an appropriate adult

    £5.00

Total

£0.00

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