Kerry McCarthy is a musician and author known for her work on the English Renaissance. Her new biography of the composer Thomas Tallis, published with Oxford University Press, was given the 2021 AMS award for early music book of the year. She is now working on her fourth book, an exploration of the lives of professional singers in Tudor England. Kerry discovered the delights of early music while in high school, joined Cantores in 1994, and has been part of the Byrd Festival since it began. She attended Reed College and Stanford University, and spent eleven years teaching music history at Duke University in North Carolina. She now lives in Portland, where she was born and raised. The 400th Byrd anniversary year has been a busy one for her so far, including various festivals in the UK and a five-day guest appearance on BBC Composer of the Week.

Mark Williams

Blake Applegate
Katie Bank
Will Dawes
Ross Duffin
William Mahrt
Kerry McCarthy

Grace Applegate
Bennet Bailey

Hannah Brewer
John Cox
Chris Engbretson
Charlotte Engler
Jon Garrow
Susan Hale

Michael Hilton
Paul Klemme
William Mahrt
Vakare Marshall
Cecilia Nguyen
Kerry McCarthy

Nancy Pole Wilhite*
Emma Riggle
Terry Ross
Tuesday Rupp
Paul Sadilek
Carrie Schmierbach
Kellogg Thorsell
Angela Truby
Andrew Tschirhart
Catherine van der Salm
John Vergin*

Ann Wetherell*
Tim Wright

*opening concert