This project was supported, in part, by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax
This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.
This special program features our namesake, English Renaissance composer William Byrd. One of the greatest composers of the Renaissance, Byrd wrote an array of sacred and secular compositions for both public and private consumption. As a devout Catholic, Byrd had the challenge of composing for the Protestant church. Perhaps it was this inner conflict that allowed him to produce some of the most beautiful compositions of Renaissance vocal music ever written.
PROGRAM: Music by William Byrd (1540-1623)
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis
Ne irascaris, Domine
Ave verum corpus
Ad Dominum cum tribularer
Soprano: Ruth Schauble, Margaret Obenza
Alto: Danielle Reuter-Harrah, Sarra Sharif Doyle, Joshua Haberman, Willimark Obenza
Tenor: Orrin Doyle, Carson Lott
Bass: Kevin Wyatt-Stone, Clayton Moser
Normally, we use ticket sales and donations collected from our performances to continue to pay for singers of the Byrd Ensemble. Unfortunately, COVID has forced us off the stage and into the digital world. We see this as an opportunity to deliver you a more intimate version of our work in the comfort of your own home! While we can't see you in person, you can still support our work by making a donation or purchasing a virtual ticket.