Byrd Ensemble – Big Byrd
Markdavin Obenza, Artistic Director
Concert broadcast – online only
Premieres October 9th at 7:00pm
A special program, filmed in St. James Cathedral, featuring the namesake of Byrd Ensemble: English Renaissance
composer William Byrd. As a devout Catholic, Byrd had the challenge of composing for the Protestant church. We can hear
his longing for the return of Catholicism in his writing, and perhaps it was this inner conflict that allowed him to
produce some of the most beautiful compositions of Renaissance vocal music ever written.
More info at the Byrd Ensemble website.