Timothy Bird has been a member of the St Martin Singers for five years. The small unaccompanied chamber choir puts on performances around London, based around a theme. The group has its origin in the Blitz, when a fire watcher for St Martin in the Fields used to sing to pass the time. ‘The making of music, singing with a group of people and the camaraderie’ is what Bird gets out of it.
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