CANTORES IN ECCLESIA PRESENTS
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL
WILLIAM BYRD FESTIVAL
AUGUST 10-26, 2018
IN PORTLAND, OREGON

The William Byrd Festival has been a beloved annual event in Portland since 1998. English conductor and organist Mark Williams, along with his Oxford colleague Jeremy Summerly, will return this August to join us for our 21st annual celebration. They will direct the award-winning choir Cantores in Ecclesia in a three-week festival of musical masterpieces by William Byrd and his European contemporaries. After two decades of exploring the English Renaissance, and the entirety of William Byrd’s sacred vocal music, we venture into exciting new territory in 2018 with music from other countries. The opening concert, "Anno Domini 1611,” captures a splendid year in music and theatre, featuring works by Gesualdo, Monteverdi, and Byrd, along with readings from Shakespeare's Tempest. This chamber concert will take place 7:30 pm Friday, August 10th at The Old Church. Our final concert, "William Byrd and His European Contemporaries,” is a festive program of works by Byrd and other Renaissance masters, including his great contemporaries Palestrina and Victoria. It will be held as a Sunday matinee 4 pm Sunday August 26th at St. Philip Neri Church. This year's program will also include an organ recital, six liturgical services, and three public lectures. Most of the festival events will take place at Holy Rosary Church in NE Portland. The full schedule is listed below and is also available online at www.byrdfestival.org.

Tickets for the Aug 10th opening concert and the Aug 26th gala final concert are available by phone 1.800.838.3006, online at www.brownpapertickets.com, or at the door. All other events are free admission with a freewill offering.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this year's festival and its featured musicians and lecturers, please visit us at www.byrdfestival.org.

 

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THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL WILLIAM BYRD FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Friday, August 10 at 7:30 P.M.

OPENING CONCERT: 'Anno Domini 1611'

The Byrd Festival Consort, directed by Jeremy Summerly, St Peter's College, Oxford, with organ played by Mark Williams, Magdalen College, Oxford

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT
annodomini.brownpapertickets.com
or call 1-800-838-3006

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church
2408 SE 16th Ave
$25 general admission
$20 seniors & students


Saturday, August 11 at 11 AM

Lecture: 'The English Cadence'

Public lecture given by Jeremy Summerly, St Peter's College, Oxford

Holy Rosary Church, Siena Hall, freewill offering.


Sunday, August 12 at 11 AM

Pontifical High Mass (1962 Missal) for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, featuring William Byrd’s Mass for Three Voices

Cantores in Ecclesia, conducted by Jeremy Summerly, St Peter's College, Oxford

The Most Reverend Basil Meeking, Celebrant
Holy Rosary Church, freewill offering


Sunday, August 12 at 8 PM

Compline, featuring Byrd's music for the Divine Office

Cantores in Ecclesia, conducted by Blake Applegate, Director of Cantores in Ecclesia

The Most Reverend Basil Meeking, Hebdomadary
Holy Rosary Church, free-will offering
Wednesday, August 15 at 7 PM

Pontifical High Mass (1962 Missal) for the Feast of the Assumption, featuring liturgical music from Byrd's Gradualia (1605)

Sung by The Byrd Festival Consort, conducted by Jeremy Summerly, St Peter's College, Oxford

The Most Reverend Basil Meeking, Celebrant
Holy Rosary Church, freewill offering
Saturday, August 18 at 11 AM

'Music Across the English Channel'

Public lecture given by Kerry McCarthy

Holy Rosary Church, Siena Hall, freewill offering.
Sunday, August 19 at 11 AM

Pontifical High Mass (1962 Missal) for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, featuring Byrd's Mass for Four Voices

Cantores in Ecclesia, conducted by Blake Applegate, Director of Cantores in Ecclesia

The Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Celebrant
Holy Rosary Church, freewill offering.

Sunday, August 19 at 4:15 PM

ORGAN RECITAL: 'The European Organ'

given by Mark Williams, Magdalen College, Oxford Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, free-will offering


Sunday, August 19 at 5 PM

Choral Evensong for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, featuring music by William Byrd, Hieronymus Praetorius and Heinrich Schutz 

Sung by Cantores in Ecclesia, conducted by Jeremy Summerly, St Peter's College, Oxford

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, free-will offering
Saturday, August 25 at 11 AM

Third Lecture:
‘William Byrd and Orlando di Lasso’

Public lecture given by William Mahrt, Stanford University

Holy Rosary Church, Siena Hall, freewill offering.
Saturday, August 25 at 11 AM

Third Lecture:
‘William Byrd and Orlando di Lasso’

Public lecture given by William Mahrt, Stanford University

Holy Rosary Church, Siena Hall, freewill offering
Saturday, August 25 at 5:30 PM

Solemn Pontifical Mass (1970 Missal), for the Vigil of the Twenty First Sunday of the Year, featuring Byrd's Mass for Five Voices

Cantores in Ecclesia, conducted by Blake Applegate, Director of Cantores in Ecclesia

The Most Reverend Basil Meeking, Celebrant
Holy Rosary Church, freewill offering

Sunday, August 26 at 3:30 PM

Pre-concert lecture by William Mahrt, Stanford University

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church


Sunday, August 26 at 4 PM

FINAL CONCERT: '‘William Byrd and His European Contemporaries'

Given by Cantores in Ecclesia,
directed by Mark Williams,
Magdalen College, Oxford ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT
byrdfinal.brownpapertickets.com
or call 1-800-838-3006.

Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the evening of the concert.

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church
2408 SE 16th Ave
$25 general admission
$20 seniors & students