Byrd Celebration: ARTEK

Sat, 28 Oct 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Byrd 1589: Songs of Sundrie Natures I

As its name suggests, Byrd’s 1589 volume of songs varies widely in scoring, style, and mood. Byrd’s preface says that he is “desirous to delight thee with varietie, whereof (in my opinion) no Science is more plentifully adorned then Musicke,” and he offers the book as a musical compilation “to serve for all companies and voyces,” signing himself “The most affectionate freend to all that love or learne Musick.” ARTEK singers Laura Heimes ~ soprano, Eric Brenner ~ countertenor, Richard Pittsinger ~ tenor, Andrew Fuchs ~ tenor, Elijah Blaisdell ~ baritone, and Peter Becker ~ bass perform a selection of both sacred and secular masterpieces for 3, 4, 5 and 6 voices with keyboard and lute accompaniment, including the 7 Penitential Songs and the beautiful partsong If In Thine Heart.

Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 at 4:00 PM

Tickets (General Seating by Section):
$50 Preferred
$25 Regular
$15 Rear

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
87th Street at West End Ave (Upper West Side), Manhattan

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GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.