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Dear Friends of the William Byrd Festival, 
 
To our regret, Covid-19 restrictions on large gatherings through September have necessitated postponement of the 23rd Annual William Byrd Festival previously scheduled for this summer.  Although this is a very great disappointment, we are happy to announce that all lectures, concerts, liturgies and music planned for our 23rd year will be transferred to next year’s festival.  Preparations are underway to provide some online material from regular festival participants later this summer, reflecting on the music of Byrd and describing some of the exciting plans for 2021. 
 
I am grateful for your many years of support, and look forward to seeing you next August.  If you have any questions or wish to speak to me personally, please feel free to call at 971-227-8270. 
 
Many Blessings, 
 
Dean Applegate, Director 
William Byrd Festival