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.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Byrd on Phoenix FM
Andrew Smith went to the studios of 'Phoenix FM' in Brentwood yesterday evening to record a piece about the William Byrd Festival. The item will be broadcast in Ed Wellman's show on Easter Sunday morning about 9.15am, and will be available to listen to on the web: www.phoenixfm.com.