Byrd in Oxford - Evensong at Merton College Chapel, Oxford

Free entry - No registration required.

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.

Evensong Programme:

Prelude: William Byrd Galiardo

Responses: William Byrd

Psalm 39, 40

Canticles: Thomas Weelkes Service for Trebles

Anthem: William Byrd Civitas sancti tui

Voluntary: Orlando Gibbons Galiardo

Please be aware that each event is independently organised by the institution in which it is held and will function in this context; the usual rules for access/entry for events (especially services) will apply, and accessibility may vary depending on the location.