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Music - Classical, Fri 9 Aug 2019, £8-£24

Marian Consort - credit Nick Rutter

Marian Consort - credit Nick Rutter


This morning's programme takes as its theme 'Singing in Secret: music from recusant renaissance England'. It draws on the rich corpus of music written by William Byrd, our greatest renaissance composer. A devout Catholic, Byrd lived the life of an Elizabethan recusant and in his 'Gradualia' publications and settings of the Mass Ordinary he provided a comprehensive compendium of music for the Catholic mass, which in the early seventeenth century was still being conducted in clandestine services held in the private houses of the nobility. More than this, many of Byrd's chosen motet texts, with their themes of desolation and a desire for divine intervention, have been seen to allude to the plight of Catholics in England during his lifetime. Interspersed with Byrd's music are motets by his contemporaries, many of whom either shared his recusant sensibilities or whose motet texts have been read in this light.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 9 Aug 2019 11:00


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  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
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  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 27 Jul National Youth String Orchestra
Mon 29 Jul Trio Anima
Mon 29 Jul Tom Poster
Tue 30 Jul Carducci Quartet 2
Wed 31 Jul Trio Opal 1
Sat 3 Aug Setting the Scene


Vicarage Road,
LA22 9DH


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Map reference: NY 375044  Lat: 54.43115 Long: -2.96494

Ambleside Parish Centre is in Vicarage Road through the gate opposite the school, or turn left off the one-way system from Compston Road at the Gables Hotel, towards the church.
There is limited on-street parking nearby (1 hour limit before 6pm, disc required, available free from most shops). There are a number of car parks within easy walking distance of the centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Windermere station

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