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.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Late Bookings now being taken for 'William Byrd: Loyal Heart or Traitor?'

There are still some tickets available for our concert tomorrow, Saturday 14 May (at 7.30). The Writtle Singers directed by Christine Gwynn consider William Byrd's subversive life as a sixteenth century recusant Catholic. Tickets are £12.50 each and can be purchased on the door.

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