Sing Joyfully!

You can sing with the Byrds without auditioning, and get a taste of Keith's directing style, in our annual come-and-sing event, Sing Joyfully!  Previous events have seen us joined by members of The Sixteen, lending their expertise as a motley group tackled Byrd's Mass à 5.


You just need to tell us what voice part you are, get your sight-singing cap out from where you last put it, and come ready for a whistlestop tour of a large work!



This year...


This year's event will take place on Saturday 2nd July at Christ Church West Didsbury.  It may be the largest event we've done of this kind, because we are aiming to tackle Thomas Tallis's famous 40-part motet Spem in alium!


More information may be found on the registration form, which you can download, complete, and return together with your payment.  Alternatively, you can fill out the form below to register directly.  Please ensure that you include all of the following fields:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your mobile number
  • Which voice part you usually sing
  • Which of the 40 parts in the motet you would like to sing (if you have a preference)


You should then make your payment to The William Byrd Singers’ account, using your name as the reference:

  • Account number: 11671753
  • Sort code: 16-00-01

Registration Form

Which Spem choir are you familiar with?  
What is your usual voice part?