Festivals & Series

The Lives of Singers in Tudor England: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Part of the William Byrd Festival

Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 5:30pm CDT

Vail Chapel

Musician, musicologist, and author Kerry McCarthy discusses composer William Byrd and English singers of his time. McCarthy’s 2013 Byrd biography, published by Oxford University Press, received the 2014 ASCAP Nicolas Slonimsky Award for composer biography. 

William Byrd Festival Program

Tickets are not required for this event.

Free Event

William Byrd Festival

October 27-30 at the Bienen School of Music

About the Festival

Widely considered one of the greatest Renaissance composers, William Byrd (1539/40–1623) had a profound impact on composers in his native England as well as in continental Europe. His sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard works, and consort music continue to inspire generations of composers and performers alike. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death, Bienen School ensembles, faculty, and special guests celebrate his legacy.

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