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  • 10 Jun, 19:00 BST
    Southwell, Church St, Southwell NG25 0HD, UK
    A presentation of dramatised scenes from the life of William Byrd, illustrated by some of his most beautiful pieces of music.
  • 17 Jun, 19:30 BST
    Our Lady and St Michael’s, Abergavenny, 10 Pen-Y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD, UK
    Unicorn Singers present: Byrd's-Eye View Our Lady and St Michael’s Church, Pen y Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD. Saturday June 17th at 7:30pm A celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Byrd's death with a flight through the composer's vast and varied output. Everything from Songs and Sonnet
  • 18 Jun, 15:30
    Tewkesbury, 63 Church St, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ, UK
    DAVID HATCHER AND FRIENDS David Hatcher, Claire Horáček, Tim Lin – viols The Ape, the Monkey, and the Baboon A celebration of the music of William Byrd and Thomas Weelkes.
  • 29 Jun, 19:00 BST – 02 Jul, 19:00 BST
    Temple Church, London, Temple, Temple, London EC4Y 7BB, UK
    This summer (29th June - 2nd July), Temple Music celebrates William Byrd, one of the greatest composers of the Renaissance who died in 1623: Fretwork, Stile Antico, Westminster Cathedral Choir, Mahan Esfahani, and more!
  • 30 Jun, 19:30 BST
    Boxgrove, Church Ln, Boxgrove, Chichester PO18 0ED, UK
    Tom Robson, tenor, is joined by Viol Consort Arculo to present a concert of music in celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Byrd as part of the Festival of Chichester.
  • 30 Jun, 19:30 BST
    St Peter & St Paul, Stondon Massey, Stondon Massey, Brentwood, UK
    A talk written especially for the occasion by our church historian, and presented by local people, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the great composer of the first Elizabethan age who lived in semi-retirement at Stondon Place in Stondon Massey.
  • 01 Jul, 14:00 BST
    Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX, UK
    A Festival of Music in Lincolnshire (1–5 July 2023)
  • 02 Jul, 10:30 BST
    Newport Cathedral, 105 Stow Hill, Newport NP20 4ED, UK
    Choral Eucharist celebrating the music of Byrd, on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of Byrd's death, including Byrd's 4 part Mass and "Ave verum corpus".
  • 03 Jul, 18:00 BST
    St James's Palace, Marlborough Rd, St. James's, London SW1A 1BQ, UK
    An evensong of music by William Byrd to celebrate his life on the eve of the 400th anniversary of his death, in the place where he was Organist and Gentleman in 1572. Please email to apply for (free) tickets.
  • 04 Jul, 19:30 BST
    Darwin College, Cambridge, Silver St, Cambridge CB3 9EU, UK
    Francis Knights (harpsichord) performs music by William Byrd for the 400th Anniversary. Admission free. Space is limited, so please book in advance by emailing
  • 04 Jul, 20:00 BST
    Church of St Peter and St Paul, Essex, Church of St Peter and St Paul, Stondon Massey, Essex CM15 0LD
    Every year on the first Tuesday of July they perform a William Byrd Anniversary Concert at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul. This year, 2023, this annual event falls exactly on the 400th anniversary of his death.
  • 09 Jul, 11:00 BST
    St Martin's Church, Salisbury , 24-18 St Martin's Church St, Salisbury SP1 2HY, UK
    Solemn Mass in memoriam William Byrd. The music will include his Mass for four voices (complete), Ave verum corpus, Justorum animae. Sung by Cantores Sanctis Diebus, director Nicholas Hale. Further information from:
  • 26 Jul, 18:30 BST
    Snettisham, Church Rd, Snettisham, King's Lynn PE31 7NA, UK
    Music at Snettisham: Celebrating William Byrd VESPRI SEGRETI directed by DAVID BANNISTER
  • 01 Aug, 11:00 BST
    Tewkesbury Abbey, Church St, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ, UK
    Musica Deo Sacra is Tewkesbury Abbey's festival of music in the liturgy, and this year many of the services include music by William Byrd. For this morning's Sung Eucharist the Mass will be Byrd's five part setting, with other music including his Venite comedite.
  • 03 Aug, 18:00 BST
    Tewkesbury Abbey, Church St, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ, UK
    This special Choral Evensong features music by William Byrd and by his illustrious contemporary Thomas Weelkes, who died in the same year. Byrd's Great Service and Responses are framed by Weelkes' Alleluia! I heard a voice and When David heard.
  • 05 Aug, 15:00 BST
    Tewkesbury, Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ, UK
    Harpsichordist Nathaniel Mander brings a programme to include music from the Elizabethan masters, Byrd (whose 400th anniversary is celebrated this year) and Gibbons, right up to the elegant brilliance of the baroque virtuosi, Bach and Handel.
  • 3-4 July, time TBC
    Lincoln Cathedral, Cathedral St, Lincoln LN2, UK
    Lincoln Cathedral is hosting a festival of events on the weekend of 30 June-4 July 2023 and invites the academic community (in its broadest sense) to a symposium that will take place on 3-4 July, in conjunction with Byrd-themed choral services and the dedication of a new memorial to Byrd.
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