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Byrd Ensemble – Muhly Meets Byrd
Markdavin Obenza, Artistic Director


Updated Parking Information here!

Opening the Byrd Ensemble's 20th Anniversary season and to honor 400 years since the death of their namesake, William Byrd, this program features a world premiere commissioned by the Byrd Ensemble. The new work, by American composer Nico Muhly, is based on Byrd's motet Ne irascaris, Domine and will be conducted by Muhly himself. The program also features other favorites by Byrd and his contemporaries and will conclude with a performance of Tallis's monumental 40-part motet Spem in alium.

Running Time 1 hour, 29 minutes, includes intermission

Program:
Thomas Tallis – Candidi facti sunt
William Byrd – Quomodo cantabimus
Philippe de Monte – Super flumina Babylonis
Byrd – Tribue Domine

Intermission

Byrd – Ne irascaris Domine
Nico Muhly – New commission
Thomas Morley – Domine Dominus noster
Byrd – Ye sacred muses
Thomas Tallis – Spem in alium

For more concert information and tickets ($20-$60), click here.

The Cathedral will close after the 5:30pm Mass, and doors will open for the concert at 7:30pm. Walk-up tickets will be available at the Marion St. & Terry Ave. door only. Those who have purchased tickets in advance, are entering with a Friends of Cathedral Music donor card, or are on the will-call list may enter at any entrance.

Pay-what-you-can parishioner passes are available at the Cathedral parish office reception desk or by contacting the music office.

 
More Information about Cathedral Concerts:

Where to Enter
There are three Cathedral entrances for concerts:

- The Marion Street/Terry Avenue entrance is at the northeast corner of the Cathedral (nearest to O'Dea parking). This entrance is accessible to those with disabilities. Restrooms and the Box Office to purchase walk-up tickets are located at this entrance.

- The Columbia Street/Courtyard entrance is on the south side of the Cathedral near the Chapel. Accessible via a ramp. Advance ticket holders, Friends of Cathedral Music, and will call may enter here.

- The 9th Avenue entrance is on the west side of the Cathedral. This entrance is NOT accessible to those who use a wheelchair or have other mobility issues. Advance ticket holders, Friends of Cathedral Music, and will call may enter here.

Parking Information UPDATED 10/20/2023
- Free parking will be available in the Cabrini Tower Garage for this concert. To receive free parking, you must take a ticket before entering the garage, and write "St. James Cathedral" on the ticket before handing it to the attendant upon exiting. The garage entrance is located on Marion Street between Terry and Boren Avenues, across from the O'Dea High School parking lot. O'Dea will be having their homecoming dance at the same time as the concert, so please allow for some extra time to park, as there will be extra traffic.

- Street parking is $2.50/hour (free after 8:00pm).

- Accessible parking is available on the west side of Terry Avenue, between Marion and Columbia.

- There is a small pay lot across the street from the Cathedral on 9th Avenue and a larger pay lot at 711 Madison Street. If you park at a garage in the neighborhood, be sure to check the closing time.

Public Transportation
St. James Cathedral is within a few blocks of a number of bus lines and the First Hill Streetcar. The #60 bus stops directly in front on 9th Ave. To plan your trip, visit tripplanner.kingcounty.gov (or 206-553-3000), or maps.google.com and search for Terry Ave & Marion St, Seattle.

Questions
If you have any general questions about attending a concert at St. James Cathedral, please call the Music Office at 206-382-4874, or e-mail musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org. For ticket or concert program questions, contact Byrd Ensemble at info@byrdensemble.com.

804 Ninth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 | 206-382-4874 | musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org