Cambridge Early Music Concerts 2013

WILLIAM BYRD, RECUSANT AND REBEL: A COMPOSER'S LEGACY TO ENGLAND'S COVERT CATHOLICS

The Mercian Consort dir. Alexander Berry

12.00 noon, Saturday 17 August, 2013
Queens' College Chapel, Cambridge
Tickets:  £15.00,  £12.00
==SOLD OUT==
 
This hour-long concert demonstrates William Byrd's mastery in writing for the voice, focusing on works of particular importance to his beliefs as a recusant Roman Catholic in Elizabethan England. Included are familiar works - the five-part Mass, Vigilate and Ne irascaris, Domine - and one that you almost certainly won't know, the incredibly haunting unpublished setting of O salutaris hostia.
The Mercian Consort is a versatile vocal ensemble made up of young singers drawn from across the UK; their first CD will be released later this year. The consort focuses on engagement with deeply emotional religious texts.
Review of this concert (pdf, opens in new window).
-- Richard Turbet, Early Music Review Oct 2013
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