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Early Music @ Newcastle - 20 February 2023

Date/Time: Monday 20 February 2023, 5.30pm

Venue: Room 3.38, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Byrd's Great Service and the Newcastle Bach Choir 

Lecture by Roy Large

William Byrd's Great Service, probably written in the 1580s, was largely neglected for well over three hundred years until in 1923 the Newcastle Bach Choir pioneered complete performances in Newcastle and London and restored it to its rightful place as a major English choral work.  This lecture explores the relationship between the music and the choir and how these first performances came about.

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