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Salisbury Medieval Hall
Sarum St. Michael


William ByrdMass for 5 Voices


The Gesualdo Six

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Programme Note

Witness this extraordinary theatrical concert, which celebrates the 400 year legacy of William Byrd, one of England’s finest composers. The Gesualdo Six collaborate with Fretwork in an immersive performance, created and directed by Bill Barclay and produced by Concert Theatre Works.

The musicians gather by candlelight to worship in secret as Byrd’s incredible Mass for 5 voices is theatrically interspersed with his virtuosic music for strings. The event is secular yet staged to invite the audience into the deeply personal use that Byrd intended – a private mass for secret worship.

Touring the UK in London, Scotland, York, Lincoln, Bristol, Brighton, Oxford and Cambridge, and in the US in DC, NYC, Santa Fe and churches in New England.

Secret Byrd

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