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.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Clutch of Brentwood Gazette reporters come to Byrd Festival

Media interest has been large for the William Byrd Festival. Last Saturday (7 May) we had both a photographer and reporter from the Brentwood Gazette. The local newspaper covered the Stondon Singers / Richard Turbet event admirably by interviewing the choir and members of the audience. The item can be read in full be following this link: http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/where/brentwood/Byrd-s-songs-huge-draw/article-3539350-detail/article.html

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