CANTORES IN ECCLESIA PRESENTS THE TWENTY-THIRD WILLIAM BYRD FESTIVAL AUGUST 5-21, IN PORTLAND, OREGON

After a pause of two years, the William Byrd Festival returns in 2022 with a celebration of the music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. The events of this year’s festival will focus on the work of Tallis, Byrd’s teacher and mentor, alongside music by Byrd himself, and will include services, concerts and lectures. Mark Williams, Informator Choristarum & Organist at Magdalen College, Oxford, UK, returns to share the direction of Cantores in Ecclesia with the Choir’s resident director, Blake Applegate. Lectures will be given by Dr. William Mahrt of Stanford University, Dr. Ross Duffin of Case Western University, and Portland’s own Dr. Kerry McCarthy, whose book ‘Tallis’ was published by Oxford University Press recently. The Festival will open with a concert of choral music including Tallis’s famous Lamentations in the Church of St Philip Neri, on August 5, and will culminate in a concert, also at St Philip Neri, on August 21 featuring works by both Tallis and Byrd, including Tallis’s magnificent Mass ‘Puer natus est nobis’ and Byrd’s moving ‘Ne irascaris, Domine’. Masses and lectures will be held at Holy Rosary Church, and there will be an organ recital and Evensong at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on August 14th.

2022 William Byrd Festival Full Schedule

Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:30 PM
OPENING CONCERT: 'Tallis – Lamentations and Other Works’
performed by the Byrd Festival Consort, directed by Blake Applegate
St. Philip Neri Church

Advance tickets available for purchase at brownpapertickets.com


Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11 AM
PUBLIC LECTURE:'Remembering Tallis'
given by Dr. Kerry McCarthy,
Aquinas Hall, Holy Rosary Church, free-will offering

Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 11 AM
DOMINICAN RITE MASS for the Ninth Sunday after Pentcost,
featuring Byrd's Mass for Three Voices,
Cantores in Ecclesia, conducted by Blake Applegate
Holy Rosary Church
, free-will offering

Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 8 PM
COMPLINE, featuring the music of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis
Cantores in Ecclesia, conducted by Blake Applegate
Holy Rosary Church, free-will offering

Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 11 AM
PUBLIC LECTURE: ‘The Text of the 1575 Cantiones Sacrae’
given by Dr. William Mahrt,
Aquinas Hall, Holy Rosary Church, free-will offering

Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 11 AM
DOMINICAN RITE MASS for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost,
featuring Byrd's Mass for Four Voices

Cantores in Ecclesia, conducted by Blake Applegate
Holy Rosary Church, free-will offering

Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 4:15 PM
ORGAN RECITAL: ‘The English Organ’
given by Mark Williams,
Magdalen College, Oxford

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, free-will offering

Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 5 PM
CHORAL EVENSONG for the Tenth Sunday After Penecost,
featuring the music of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis
Cantores in Ecclesia, conducted by Blake Applegate
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, free-will offering

Monday, August 15, 2022 at 12 Noon
DOMINICAN RITE MASS for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
featuring liturgical music from Byrd's Gradualia (1605)

The Byrd Festival Consort, conducted by Blake Applegate
Holy Rosary Church, free-will offering

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 11 AM
PUBLIC LECTURE: ‘Byrd & Shakespeare: Songs & Sonnets’
given by Dr. Ross Duffin, Aquinas Hall,
Holy Rosary Church
, free-will offering

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 5:30 PM
SOLEMN 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
Holy Rosary Church, free-will offering

Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 3:30 PM
Pre-Concert Lecture given by Dr. William Mahrt, Stanford University
St. Philip Neri Church

Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 4 PM
FINAL CONCERT: 'Tallis & Byrd – A Celebration of England’s Two Finest Renaissance Composers'
Given by Cantores in Ecclesia, conducted by Mark Williams, Magdalen College, Oxford
St. Philip Neri Church

Advance tickets available for purchase at brownpapertickets.com


FESTIVAL LOCATIONS

Holy Rosary Church, 375 NE Clackamas Street
St. Philip Neri Church, 2408 SE 16th Avenue
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Avenue