Quire Cleveland presents "England’s Phœnix: William Byrd": Ross Duffin, Artistic Director
William Byrd was England’s greatest Renaissance composer. Hear why with this program of glorious motets and anthems, nestled around his magisterial Mass for 5 Voices.
Byrd (ca.1540–1623) was a Catholic composer at a time when it was illegal in England. Yet he composed with apparent impunity, because of the esteem in which he was held by his contemporaries and by Queen Elizabeth I. Quire Cleveland made its début in 2008 with Byrd’s Mass for 4 Voices. His music has proved a favorite of our singers and audiences ever since!
This program features some of the best of the best, including two motets that survive in a set of manuscript partbooks in Case Western Reserve’s Special Collections Library, and an exquisite anthem that only came to light in 1982.
Quire Cleveland presents England's Phœnix: William Byrd
Ross Duffin, Artistic Director
Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 7:30 pm
St. Bernard Catholic Church
44 University Avenue
Sunday, May 22, at 4 pm
Historic St. Peter Church
East 17th Street at Superior Avenue
Free guarded parking