The Chansonniers

Songs and dances from around the sixteenth century

About us

birds in bush

The Chansonniers was formed in 2013, originally to perform Parisian chansons from the sixteenth century, but since then our scope has broadened. Our first concert was part of a Great war commemoration, with a lot of very sad pieces, but happily our subsequent ones have been more cheerful, including a splendid birthday party in York's 14th century Merchant Taylor's Hall.

Towards a gallery

Four of us
Four of us in a garden – Joanna, Jo, Thomas, Anne
At Lotherton Hall
The whole gang playing at Lotherton hall. The bust in the corner very nearly smiled with pleasure
Playing outdoors at Epworth Music Day
at Temple Newsam 2016
The North-East Early Music Forum's 'Day Out' at Temple Newsam, 2016