This glorious programme draws together the music of William Byrd – a renowned Catholic composer of the Elizabethan era –with the music of an earlier generation within the Eton Choirbook – a volume of religious music created between 1500-1504 dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Two very English styles separated by a hundred years.
Throughout the programme, there is the same love of sonority alongside a sense of profound contemplation. Together with Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices, we invite you to relish Fawkyner’s astonishing, and rarely-performed, Gaude rosa and in the final passages of Fayrfax’s Maria plena virtute, we hear what is surely some of the most heartfelt music to come from the English Renaissance.
|Tickets||£35.00 reserved seating, front central nave £30.00 unreserved seating, front side aisles £25.00 (concessions £23.00) unreserved seating rear nave|