Fri, 27 Jan|
St Mary the Virgin, Oxford
Stile Antico: England's Nightingale
Stile Antico marks 400 years since the death of William Byrd by exploring the many faces of this extraordinary composer, perhaps the greatest that England has ever produced.
Time & Location
27 Jan, 20:00 GMT
St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, The, High St, Oxford OX1 4BJ, UK
About the event
Stile Antico marks 400 years since the death of William Byrd by exploring the many faces of this extraordinary composer, amongst the greatest that England has ever produced. This programme weaves together the strands of Byrd’s complex life as both pillar of the Protestant musical establishment and faithful servant to the underground Catholic community. The audience encounters Byrd working loyally at the Chapel Royal, thrills to his anguished musical entreaties in support of his fellow Catholics, and savours the gentler music of his latter years.
This programme is devised to accompany Stile Antico’s second album for Decca Classics, released early in 2023 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Byrd’s death.