Sherborne Abbey Choir - Byrd 400

Monday 1st May 7.30pm

Director — James Henderson
Organ — Peter Bray

2023 is a special year in the choral realm, being the 400th anniversary of the death of William Byrd (1540–1623) – favourite of Elizabeth I and one of the greatest composers of the English Renaissance. To celebrate, Sherborne Abbey Choir sings his Mass for Four Voices alongside well-known motets, including his beautiful Ave verum corpus and the lively Haec Dies. And, of course, there is double celebration to be had, with the Coronation imminent! With Handel’s rousing Zadok the Priest, the Hallelujah chorus from his Messiah and some resplendent organ music by Elgar to complete the evening, this superb patriotic programme, in one of England’s most beautiful historic spaces, promises to linger long in the memory.

Sherborne Abbey Choir in the Abbey

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