Gavin Turner - Founder Director of the William Byrd ChoirGavin Turner first became interested in 16th century church music when singing in the school chapel choir at Malvern College. At Edinburgh University he sang daily services at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral and was a member of the Edinburgh University Singers. He also started a small student choir of his own. After graduation he was for a couple of years an alto lay clerk at Gloucester Cathedral. When he moved to London, to work in Government publishing, he sang as a deputy in a number of professional church choirs in London. In 1973 he decided to start his own professional choir, which flourished during the 1970s and 1980s. Having moved to Norfolk to work at HMSO’s Norwich HQ, he stayed in Norfolk after retirement. He now presents occasional concerts and liturgical performances in North Norfolk at churches like St Andrew Gunton and at St Bartholomew Hanworth, with a new generation of young professional singers.