Birdsongs celebrate 61 years of local choir

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Willam Byrd
William Byrd composed songs about his namesakes in 16th century Britain

Pro Musica Singers and the Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble present two concerts next month, singing about creatures of the feathered variety.

Pro Musica Singers is celebrating 61 years in the local community. A local community choir which has contributed to the cultural and artistic life of Brisbane, and West End in particular, since the 1950s, Pro Musica Singers specialise in Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Contemporary music.

Founded in 1952 as a madrigal group, they practised at lunchtime in the Music Department in George Street, Brisbane, and then followed the Department to the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland, later moving to West End in Brisbane as an independent community choir

The concerts on 10th and 17th of November will be held in collaboration with Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble and is inspired by the works of Byrd, Gibbons, Stanford and Grandage, and other composers who have written about our feathered friends.

Tickets will be available at the door, or may be pre-purchased through

Holy Cross Heritage Hall
28 Chalk Street, Wooloowin
3pm Sunday 10 November 2013
Enquiries: Phone 0424 376 468

St Francis of Assisi Church
59 Dornoch Terrace, West End
3pm Sunday 17 November 2013
Enquiries: Phone 3366 3474

Cost: $20 adults, school-age children free. Afternoon tea included in ticket price.

More information about his energetic, vibrant and caring community of singers is available at their website –

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