Music

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Byrd

Dates 19 May 2023 - 21 May 2023

Special services and concerts featuring the music of William Byrd

Salisbury Cathedral Choir marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Byrd, the Elizabethan composer, by including his music in worship across the weekend commencing Friday 19 May.

Friday 19 May, 17.30

Evensong
Featuring Byrd’s Third service and Justorum animae.

Friday 19 May, 19.30

Compline
Sung by the Lay Vicars, featuring the Nunc dimittis (Latin) and the sacred motet Christe qui lux es et dies.

Saturday 20 May, 17.30

Evensong
Featuring Byrd’s Short evening service and Sing joyfully to God our strength.

Sunday 21 May, 09.15

Mattins
Sung by the Lay Vicars, or adult singers, featuring the fragment of Byrd’s Short morning service and the anthem Prevent us o Lord.

Sunday 21 May, 10.30

Eucharist
Featuring the Mass for five voices and Byrd’s Ave verum corpus.

Sunday 21 May, 15:00

Concert
Performed by acclaimed tenor Nicholas Mulroy & leading lute player, Elizabeth Kenny.

Sunday 21 May, 16.30

Evensong
Featuring the Second service and the double motet Ne irascaris domine and Civitas sancti tui.

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