Byrd in Oxford - Byrd 400: A Celebration at Christ Church, Oxford

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2023 sees the 400th anniversary of the death of William Byrd (c.1540-1623), one of the finest English composers and musicians of the sixteenth/seventeenth century. To mark Byrd’s genius, this mini-festival sees a set of themed services and recitals across some of the premier musical institutions in Oxford.

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Byrd (c.1540-1623), Christ Church will host a one-day event on Tuesday, 7 November 2023, comprising a symposium, exhibition in the glorious Upper Library, and evensong, ending with a small drinks reception in the cathedral Chapter House to launch the new Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) facsimiles of Byrd's Liber Sacrarum Cantionum I II (1589 & 91) and his joint publication with Thomas Tallis, Cantiones Sacrae (1575). The speakers confirmed for the symposium are:

There will be a £20 registration fee (£10 for students/unwaged), which will include refreshments (not including lunch) and the drinks reception.

For more information (including the itinerary), please visit the Christ Church website.