Clockwise: William Byrd (top left), Orlando de Lassus (top right), Jan Pietersz Sweelinck (bottom right), Tomás Luis de Victoria (bottom left), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (centre)
Clockwise: William Byrd (top left), Orlando de Lassus (top right), Jan Pietersz Sweelinck (bottom right), Tomás Luis de Victoria (bottom left), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (centre)

29 October 2016 at 7.30 pm

St Michael le Belfrey, York
7.30 pm (ends c.9.30 pm)
Tickets £14 (£12)

Renaissance Unchained

Byrd: Mass for Five Voices
and music by Sweelinck, Lassus, Palestrina & Victoria

Not confined to one central place or composer, vocal music in the Renaissance flourished across Europe in places public and private, grand and intimate. We tour the continent unlocking music from the churches and courts of the Low Countries, to the royal monasteries of Spain and the Papal churches of Rome. Most private of all was William Byrd’s beautiful Mass for Five Voices secretly performed in the private chapels of devout English Catholics.