Thursday 7 June | 10.00am – 4.00pm
William Byrd’s Elizabethan
Vision on the Value of Singing
£15 (£5 Full Time Students) price includes lunch and refreshments.
Join us for a stimulating and active day exploring the ideas of the Elizabethan composer William Byrd whose treatise on the benefits of singing to health rings true today. With performances and group participations demonstrations, we will explore new insights into the health and wellbeing benefits of singing supported by contemporary research and practical illustrations. Led by Professor Stephen Clift, Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University, and Associate Director Vivien Ellis, working with Robert Hollingworth and the University of York’s vocal ensemble The 24; Dr. Rickard Åström, musician and researcher, Gothenburg, Sweden and Drs John Dickinson and Steve Meadows, University of Kent.
Full details from www.ncem.co.uk/byrd