The Byrd Ensemble in concert

April 27, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
Holy Rosary
42nd SW & SW Genesee
West Seattle

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Allegri Miserere
By The Byrd Ensemble
7:30 PM — 9:00 PM

The centerpiece of this program of Renaissance and modern music is Allegri’s Miserere. The work was exclusively sung by the Sistine Chapel Choir, though legend says that a 14-year old Mozart visited Rome and wrote out the piece perfectly from memory after just one hearing, sending the Vatican’s guarded secret into the world. The psalm setting is famously known for a high C, sung by a soprano soloist.

The program also features two elaborate psalm settings by English Renaissance composers Robert White and John Sheppard and motets by modern composers John Tavener, Eric Whitacre, and Arvo Pärt.

Running Time
1 hour, 29 minutes, includes intermission

Doors Open
30 minutes prior to performance


John Sheppard – Reges Tharsis
Thomas Tallis – Suscipe quaeso
John Tavener – Funeral Ikos
Isaac – Virgo prudentissima
Manuel Cardoso – Sitivit anima mea
Eric Whitacre – Sainte Chappelle


Allegri Miserere
Arvo Pärt Which was the son of…
Robert White Exaudiat te

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