|London Motet & Madrigal Club visit to St Peter & St Paul Church Stondon Massey|
|The Choir run through an extract from the 'Four Part Mass', which has a|
strong association with Ingatestone Hall
Over thirty members of the London Motet and Madrigal Club visited St Peter & St Paul Church Stondon Massey today to sing music by Byrd and his contemporaries. It was part of their annual visit to places associated with the great composers of the golden era. Their informal programme included 'Ave Verum Corpus' by Byrd as well as 'Laetentur Coeli' and extracts from the 'Mass for Four Voices' - (Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei). They also sang two pieces by Tallis: 'O Nata Lux' and 'If Ye Love Me'. Before they sang, the church's local historian gave a short talk on William Byrd and his association with Stondon Massey and Ingatestone Hall, considering how Byrd's Catholic faith was known but quietly ignored because of this friends in high places. Pictured here is the Club in full voice.
|A coach outing to sing at Stondon where Byrd lived|