Welcome to our Festival blog

We are a small congregation who organised a highly successful 'William Byrd Festival' in May 2011 to celebrate the life and work of the village's Elizabethan composer, William Byrd (c.1540 - 1623). In 2012 we played host to the world-famous choir The Cardinall's Musick under their director Andrew Carwood.

This website contains everything you need to know about William Byrd and his links with Stondon Massey. The church is open for services, of course, and on the second Sunday afternoon in the month during the summer.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Byrd On The Wire: Brentwood Gazette item on Internet

Our local newspaper, the Brentwood Gazette, ran an item promoting the forthcoming William Byrd Festival last month. This has been published. For the full text go to http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/brentwood-gazette/mi_8088/is_20110119/elizabethan-maestro-buried-church-honour/ai_n56696290/

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