Byrd in Oxford - Evensong at New 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:

Introit: Thomas Tallis O nata lux

Responses: William Byrd

Psalm 60, 61 (S. S. Wesley, Thomas Tomkins)

Canticles: William Byrd Great Service

Anthem: William Byrd O God, the proud are risen

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.