Master Byrd: a play with music (Renaissance Singers)
A new play by Brean Hammond
Starring Vincent Franklin, with live choral interpolations by The Renaissance Singers, dir. David Allinson
William Byrd died in Essex on 4 July 1623. Four hundred years later, as the musical world celebrates his genius, the Renaissance Singers raise their voices in this new short play.
Remarkably, the performance happens in the very place where the play is set – Ingatestone Hall, still owned by the family who sheltered and supported Byrd: the Petres.
We are delighted that the great composer will be embodied by the superb actor Vincent Franklin, whose television work includes Happy Valley 2 and 3, Doc Martin, Bodyguard, Cucumber, The Office, Twenty Twelve, The Thick of It and Decline and Fall and whose film work includes Topsy Turvy, Peterloo, The Bourne Identity and Allelujah!
We hope you will join us, for a unique experience in a space the composer would have known well.
There are two performances, at 4pm and 7pm. Book early via https://www.renaissancesingers.com/concerts.