Byrd's Mass for five voices

Byrd's Mass for five voices

Sunday, 21 May 2023, 7.00pm
Added by Geoff Spratt

A rare performance of William Byrd’s monumental setting of the Ordinary of the Mass for 5 voices by MUSICÓRUM, a Cork-based chamber choir, with Tom Doyle (chamber organ), conducted by Geoffrey Spratt. One of the greatest masterpieces of the English Renaissance, Byrd’s Mass for 5 voices is an aural feast of counterpoint, and this performance (lasting an hour) will provide an opportunity to hear it in its entirety, with the five movements interspaced by short readings (delivered by Niamh Murray) that will provide context for the work, its composer, and both the religious and social conditions for which it was composed and performed at the turn of the seventeenth century. Tickets availble through Eventbrite.

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Added by Geoff Spratt on 18 April 2023

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