Wednesday 16th January 2019
Kirbye Voices is an established choir of around 30 experienced voices drawn from the Bury St Edmunds area where it is based which specialise in unaccompanied choral music of all periods, both sacred and secular.
We are proud to be named after the madrigal composer George Kirbye, who lived and worked in Bury. and who most notably contributed to Morley's Triumphs of Oriana in 1601. Kirbye is buried in St Mary's Church, Bury where he was Churchwarden.
Our repertoire is wide and varied, equally at home singing Byrd, Handel & Howells as Elgar, Sullivan & close harmonies in King's Singers arrangements!
We enjoy regular visits to sing Cathedral services, and recent visits have included our 'home' Cathedral in St Edmundsbury, Ely, Norwich, Canterbury, Coventry and Chelmsford. We have also had the distinction of singing in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and our Tribute to Thomas Tallis programme at Waltham Abbey, where in 1540, he was Organist.
Over the years, we have raised many thousands of pounds for church and other charitable funds, and are always pleased to hear from those who would welcome a concert in aid of their particular fund.
For enquiries about membership, please