May Day Madrigals 2015

Once again, ye singers in ye choire did on the dawn of May ascend ye tower of Great Berkhampsteade, clad in vestments of bright hue, their heads garlanded and bedeck’d with flow’rs gay, to serenade ye springe with merrie pricksongs.

David Levenson
The Cowper Society are grateful to
David Levenson for these photographs.

This year was the world permière of a new madrigal, I have a Whistling Cock, which tells of churchwarden David Pearce's attempt to bring the St Peter's weathercock downstairs for restoration work, set to music by Adrian Davis. To hear this wonderful new work, click the audio player below: