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Byrd's Great

A lavish celebration of William Byrd's 400th anniversary, plus Thomas Tallis' Spem in alium

Ex Cathedra - His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts - Linarol Consort of Renaissance Viols - Jeffrey Skidmore, Sarah Latto - conductors
Byrd's Great

Supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation

Supported by Continuo Foundation

William Byrd was one of the greatest composers of the European Renaissance. This sumptuous performance - with viols, cornetts and sackbuts – will be a wonderful celebration of the 400th anniversary of a composer who could have written Ex Cathedra’s manifesto: “since singing is so good a thing, I wish all would learn to sing.”

Alongside a selection of Byrd’s finest music, we give a rare performance of Thomas Tallis’ iconic 40-part motet Spem in alium – we couldn't resist it!

The programme includes:
Byrd, Masses for 3, 4 & 5 Voices (selected movements)
Byrd, Great Service (selected pieces)
Byrd, Ye sacred Muses
Tallis, Spem in alium

This concert will end at approximately 6pm.

  • 📅Sun, 5 February 2023
  • 📍Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ, UK
  • 🕑4:00pm
  • 🎫£8-£45

Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ, UK
Paradise Circus, Birmingham, B3 3HJ, United Kingdom

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