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, 6 May 2011

Message From America

Every August in Portland, Oregon, on the west coast of America there is a 'William Byrd Festival' in honor of the great composer from Stondon Massey. We receive this goodwill message:

"I hope the Byrd Festival this weekend is a great success! I'm looking forward to reading about it on your blog.

All the best,

Blake Applegate

Director, Cantores in Ecclesia"

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