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  • New College BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong
    Wed, 08 Feb
    New College Oxford
    The Choir of New College, Oxford, sings music by Byrd live on BBC Radio 3: the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis from the ‘Great’ Service, the motet Exsurge Domine, and an introit by Byrd’s younger contemporary and fellow-anniversarian Thomas Weelkes. Open to the public; please be seated by 3:45pm.
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  • The Marian Consort: Singing in Secret
    Thu, 09 Feb
    St George's Colegate, Norwich
    The Marian Consort shares heartfelt music that takes you on a journey of devotion, celebrating 400 years of one of England’s great composers.
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  • The Marian Consort: Singing in Secret
    Fri, 10 Feb
    Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
    The Marian Consort shares heartfelt music that takes you on a journey of devotion, celebrating 400 years of one of England’s great composers.
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  • Keyboard Study Day w/ Desmond Hunter: Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies
    Sat, 25 Feb
    Sidney Sussex College Chapel, Cambridge
    A lecture/demonstration and masterclass on the keyboard music of William Byrd led by Dr Desmond Hunter.
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  • Come and Sing: Stile Antico + Byrd
    Sat, 11 Mar
    Oxford
    Stile Antico will lead and coach participants through a feast of Byrd’s music, chosen to mark 400 years since the composer’s death. The day will culminate with a grand service of evensong at 5pm, at which we will perform all the music that we have worked on during the afternoon.
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  • William Byrd Singers, Manchester
    Sat, 18 Mar
    Stoller Hall, Manchester
    Alongside the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, the William Byrd Singers will take to The Stoller Hall stage to give voice to anthems and motets by Byrd & Weelkes, rounding the concert off with a complete performance of Byrd’s massive Great Service.
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  • Vocalium at Ingatestone Hall: A celebration of Byrd's sacred works
    Sat, 25 Mar
    Ingatestone Hall
    Charity concert featuring Vocalium at Ingatestone Hall celebrating William Byrd in aid of National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS). Directed by Dr Dale Webb.
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  • Cappella Newcastle: Byrd and Britten
    Sat, 25 Mar
    Jesmond
    A festival of Byrd and Britten celebrating two anniversaries with choral music both sacred and secular. Conductor Simon Lee with consort of viols and organ.
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  • Scratch Choir Workshop: Byrd 4
    Thu, 06 Apr
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    Do you love singing but only have time to sing in the shower or the car? Why not take part in a Britten Pears Arts Scratch Choir, where you join a bunch of like-minded people, rehearse and perform, all in one day.
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  • Quire Voices: Byrd 400
    Sat, 13 May
    St Stephen & St Agnes Church
    Windsor’s leading chamber choir bring you a concert commemorating 400 years since the death of renaissance composer William Byrd and his astonishing musical legacy. They will be singing one piece from each of his major publications spanning a range of his musical styles.
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  • Martin Randall: Celebrating William Byrd
    Sat, 01 Jul
    Lincoln Cathedral
    A Festival of Music in Lincolnshire (1–5 July 2023)
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  • Stile Antico: England's Nightingale
    22 February 2023
    Keele University Chapel
    the remarkable music of William Byrd
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  • William Byrd at Lincoln: A Symposium
    3-4 July, time TBC
    Lincoln Cathedral
    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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