When Guy Turner, Bingham Choral’s conductor, set out to write BYRON IN ITALY for the concert in July, he did not think it would result in an invitation to go to Italy!

Guy TurnerTaking part in the July performance will be the Cathedral Youth Choir from Sarzana in Italy (Southwell’s twin town). They have enjoyed singing the piece so much that they have invited Guy to travel to Italy in early November to conduct a performance in  Villa Marigola in Lerici (here Byron spent some time with Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley). This will be a special pleasure for him because he has visited Sarzana before with the Lay Clerks of Sourthwell Minster, and has been colosely involved in hosting the youth choir when they have visited Southwell