Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Christ Church
35 Darley Avenue
West Didsbury

M20 2ZD


Eugène GigoutGrand Choeur Dialogué
Gabriel FauréCantique de Jean Racine, Op.11
John JoubertPro Pace Motets, Op.19
John JoubertPrelude on Picardy, Op.55
René ClausenIn Pace
~ Interval ~
Alexandre GuilmantSonata no.1, Op.42: Pastorale
Louis VierneMesse Solennelle, Op.16


Keith Orrell – Conductor
Richard Lea – Organ
Robert Woods – Organ

William Byrd Singers

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Programme Note

The William Byrd Singers conducted by Keith Orrell invite you to our forthcoming concert 'Dona Nobis Pacem' on the unusual date of 29 February.

Also unusual is our use of both organs in Christ Church, played by Richard Lea and Robert Woods. As well as playing duets, they will accompany the choir in Vierne's Messe Solennelle.

The universal theme of peace is explored in a wide variety of styles, from Joubert's dramatic settings of texts a thousand years old to Faure's popular Cantique.

Clausen re-imagines John Sheppard as past and present echo the quest for peace felt by every generation.

We once again present a programme to delight and inspire you in the welcoming atmosphere of Christ Church. We look forward to seeing you there!

Dona Nobis Pacem

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