Naked Byrd

Naked Byrd

Date: 1st October 2020


Time: 19:30

Generously supported by our Patron, John Cook.

★★★★★ Naked Byrd, The Independent

We asked our audiences which programme from the past ten years they would like to hear again post lock-down, and overwhelmingly top of the list came Naked Byrd! In this programme, Armonico Consort presents an atmospheric concert of the music of composers whose art saw their emotions laid bare, as described by Artistic Director, Christopher Monks:

“A wide range of pieces united by the tendency of their composers to wear their hearts on their sleeves and their ability to fix a sense of raw emotion on paper.”

Hear the world’s finest choral music, interwoven with the timeless magical chants of Hildegard of Bingen, in a programme which captured the hearts of our audiences and became one of our most successful touring programmes since the first performances in 2009. The recording has also been played hundreds of times by BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM as well as on radio stations around the world and has received five star reviews in the national press.

Programme includes:


Ave Verum                                         William Byrd

Salve Regina                                       attributed to Hermann Contractus

Miserere Mei                                     Gregorio Allegri

The Spirit of Tallis                             arr. Monks

Never Seek to Tell Thy Love         Jonathan Roberts

Ave Generosa                                    Hildegard von Bingen

Libera Nos, Salva Nos                     John Sheppard

O Virtus Sapientiae                          Hildegard von Bingen

Agnus Dei                                            Samuel Barber

Versa Est (Requiem)                       Tomás Luis de Victoria

Crucifixus                                             Antonio Lotti

Ave Generosa                                    Hildegard von Bingen

Hear My Prayer                                 Henry Purcell

Song for Athene                               John Tavener

Spiritus Sanctus Vivicans               Hildegard von Bingen

Plorate Filii Israel (Jephte)            Giacomo Carissimi


Please note this will be a 1 hour performance with no interval.

Generously supported by our Patron, John Cook.

sold out Nicola Tallis

Please contact the Box Office on 01926 334418 to added to the waiting list.

Cost: £19.50

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