Friday Lunchtime Recital: Vocal Octet Concert – Manchester Singers
Manchester Singers was created in early 2015 by two recent graduates of the University of Manchester who sought to explore challenging and diverse repertoire with a small group of excellent ensemble singers. These singers are students and graduates of the University and the Royal Northern College of Music, and many have been members of the Genesis Sixteen programme. Their first concert was in Bury Parish Church in March, where they performed Bach and Macmillan motets and a selection of Italian and English madrigals.
- Britten (1913–1976) Five Flower Songs, Op. 47
- Finzi (1901–1956) Seven Partsongs: Poems of Robert Bridges
- Madrigals by Monteverdi (1567–1643), Wert (1535–1596) and Gesualdo (1566–1613)
Free entry, retiring collection.