28 The Marian Consort

, Start Time: 14:30 St Ninian's Church Skaill, Deerness, Deerness KW17 2QJ

The Marian Consort is a young, dynamic and internationally acclaimed group, drawing here on the rich corpus of music written by William Byrd.


WILLIAM BYRD Miserere mei, Deus 
WILLIAM BYRD Gaudeamus omnes 
WILLIAM BYRD Timete Dominum 
WILLIAM MUNDY Adhaesit pavimento 
WILLIAM BYRD Laetentur coeli 
WILLIAM BYRD Justorum animae 
MARTIN PEERSON Laboravi in gemitu meo 
WILLIAM BYRD Beati mundo corde 
WILLIAM BYRD Agnus Dei, Mass for Four Voices 

A devout Catholic, Byrd lived the life of an Elizabethan recusant and in his Gradualia publications and settings of the Mass Ordinary he provided a comprehensive compendium of music for the Catholic Mass, which in the early seventeenth century was still being conducted in clandestine services held in the private houses and chapels of the Catholic nobility. More than this, many of Byrd's chosen motet texts have been seen to allude to the plight of the Catholics in England during his lifetime. Interspersed with Byrd's music are motets by his contemporaries. 

Concert approximately 1 hour 
Tickets £22 Concessions £18 
Ticket includes transport and light refreshments 
Buses depart Palace Road, Kirkwall 14.30 
Concert 15.15
Buses arrive Palace Road 17.45 
Parking is very limited, please use the Festival buses 

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St Ninian's Church

Skaill, Deerness KW17 2QJ

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