Byrd of a Feather
Join us for a celebration of English Renaissance composer William Byrd in the four hundredth year following his death. Journey through Byrd's outstanding corpus with Schola Antiqua, as we survey Byrd's musical contributions to the Catholic recusant community, highlighting themes of trial and deliverance. The concert will feature readings from the works of Jesuit priest Robert Southwell, whom Byrd met in 1586, as well as other recusant poets. We further include the composer’s keyboard music from My Lady Nevell’s Book (1589), a collection that represents the most prized music for keyboard known to that point. Guest harpsichordist Jason Moy (DePaul University), a specialist in Renaissance and Baroque keyboard music, joins Schola Antiqua to present music from this beloved compilation.
Friday, October 20, 2023, 7:30pm (TBD)
Saturday, October 21, 2023, 8:00pm (Bond Chapel, University of Chicago)
Sunday, October 22, 2023, 3:00pm (Indian Boundary Park)