Duodecimo in Concert

18th September 2010

As part of New Mills Festival we performed at St James Arts Centre to a happy and appreciative audience.

Duodecimo singing
In full song

We gave a mixed exciting programme from around the world,  singing in English, French, Italian, Russian, Samoan and a bit of Swedish for good measure!  The songs came from a range of traditions, from sacred to secular madrigals and folk songs.

We were excited to be hosted by St James Church as their last concert before they close for a major re-development as an Arts and Heritage centre.

Their review:

Duodecimo sang “exquisitely” to a large audience last Saturday. “It was altogether a superb and calming evening.”


For more information about St James’ plans, click here to go to their website.

Byrd Song and Summer Sun

21st June 2008
Byrd Song and Summer Sun
Emmanuel Church, Didsbury

We enjoyed our ‘one-night-only’ concert with Drake’s Viols, and a CD is available. Or listen some highlighted clips here:

Kyrie, From William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices

Oh Let Me Live For True Love, Thomas Tomkins

Weep No More, Thou Sorry Boy, Thomas Tomkins

Yet Again, As Soon Revived, Thomas Tomkins

Agnus Dei, From William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices

Join Us

We are a small, friendly choir of around 15 – 20 singers, rehearsing in Chorlton on every third Thursday evening.  We are currently looking for new members singing Tenor and Bass (and possibly Alto as well).  If you are interested in finding out more please contact our Musical Director, Richard McHale at this email address:



Book Us

Duodecimo are available to hire for concerts, weddings, receptions and other occasions. We perform a wide variety of sacred and secular music from the fourteenth century to the present day. Most of our music is sung unaccompanied.

Go to our Past Events to hear audio clips.

We generally perform in the Manchester area, but have been known to travel further afield.

For more information please contact Emma Entwistle at emma@entwistlefamily.net


Would you like to sing with us? To find out more about joining the choir, click here.