The Cardinall’s Musick at the Wigmore Hall (Byrd Series)
The Wigmore Hall launches a unique series exploring the music of William Byrd next season – the largest ever celebration of the English Renaissance master’s music in London. In three concerts in the 2011-2012 season, The Cardinall’s Musick present a range of music by England’s first truly great composer, who found himself caught between his own beliefs and a continually changing religious landscape. Focussing on the Latin sacred music of this recusant Catholic composer, the dark intensity of this music is perfectly suited to the vivid choral colours which Andrew draws from his singers. Concerts take place on October 7 2011, March 5 and May 17 2012. Booking is now open for all three concerts. Box Office 020 7935 2141, www.wigmore-hall.org.uk.