3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross
11526 162nd Avenue NE
Redmond, Washington 98052
We present two major works: one ancient, one modern. William Byrd wrote his Mass for four voices while a Catholic hiding from Elizabethan oppression, and his deep devotion is clear in this richly sonorous masterpiece. More recently, Seattle composer Giselle Wyers has collected seven poetic texts into And All Shall Be Well, a meditation on the legacy that persists after death, for chorus and string quartet. Both of these works triumph over their somber histories with brightness, optimism, and joy.
William Byrd: Mass for four voices
Giselle Wyers: And All Shall Be Well