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Secret Service: Clandestine Catholic Music by William Byrd

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RSVP for this free event - donations are gratefully accepted. The private link will be available the evening of the concert at 8pm.

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In the turbulent religious climate of Elizabethan England, William Byrd was forced into isolation in the Essex countryside because of his religion. The 1559 Act of Uniformity prohibited the celebration of Catholic liturgy in England. In spite of this, Byrd composed – and published – a large corpus of music for the Catholic rite, for services that had to be celebrated clandestinely, in the private chapels and homes of sympathetic noblemen.

The program will include Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices, motets for the joyous Feast of All Saints, and a selection of works coded to refer to Jesuit martyrs and divine intervention in a time of persecution.

Choir of St. Luke in the Fields

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DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED

For more information please contact music@stlukeinthefields.org

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