The Sinfonia Chorale's second venture into the world of Virtual Singing is brought to you in the shape of English Renaissance composer William Byrd's Ave verum Corpus.
Byrd (c.1543 - 1623) wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard (the so-called Virginalist school), and consort music.
Although he produced sacred music for Anglican services, sometime during the 1570s he became a Roman Catholic and wrote Catholic sacred music later in his life.
This virtual performance includes the added bonus of our resident Musical Director, Richard Roddis, conducting the Choir from the safety of his own home which has added greatly to the ensemble, and is complemented by Byrd's Earl of Salisbury Pavane played by Michael Overbury, the Choir's accompanist, on his own harpsichord.
This video is dedicated to all other choirs in isolation.