Byrd's-Eye View

Our Lady and St Michael’s Church, Pen y Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD.

Saturday June 17th at 7:30pm

A celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Byrd's death with a flight through the composer's vast and varied output.

Everything from Songs and Sonnets to Motets, Anthems and Canticles.

This biographical panorama sweeps us through Byrd's stylistic development with pieces from all his major publications. Here is music that vividly captures the spirit of the Elizabethan golden age, from the persecuted outpourings of his Latin motets to the joyous exuberance of his English Anthems and Songs.

Once described as Music's Phoenix, William Byrd is one of Britain's greatest composers and through this concert is destined to rise again!

We hope you enjoy the flight!

The choir is delighted to be joined by a professional Viol Consort whose sound is all-important in evoking Byrd's musical world.

We also welcome soprano soloist Carys Davies.

Our programme includes:

  • Motets and Anthems
    • Emendemus, Ne irascaris, Christe qui lux, Gaudeamus omnes.
    • Haec Dies, Have mercy upon me.
  • Partsongs
    • Though Amaryllis dance in green.
    • O ye that hear this voice.
    • In fields abroad.


Tickets: £15.00 students free

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