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Sacred Songs of Hope and Rejoicing : Byrds Cantiones Sacrae of 1589 and 1591
St. Philip Neri Church
Portland, OR
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Sacred Songs of Hope and Rejoicing : Byrds Cantiones Sacrae of 1589 and 1591
Sacred Songs of Hope and Rejoicing : Byrds Cantiones Sacrae of 1589 and 1591 on Sunday,
August 25 is a collection of Byrds most expressive Latin motets, featuring a number of favorites from past years of the festival. This gala final concert will end with a catered reception where audience members can meet and mingle with the artists.

Mark Williams has been Informator Choristarum, Organist and Tutorial Fellow of Magdalen
College, Oxford since January 2017. Magdalen College is the only institution to retain the ancient title of Informator Choristarum for its Director of Music, and holders of the post since the Colleges foundation in 1458 include the composers John Sheppard, Daniel Purcell and Bernard Rose, and organists Sir John Stainer and Sir William McKie. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was for six years Assistant Organist of St Pauls Cathedral and Director of Music at St Pauls Cathedral School. Between 2009 and 2016, he held the post of Director of Music, College Lecturer and Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge. He has appeared as organist, harpsichordist and conductor internationally and on disc with many of the UKs leading ensembles, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cambridge Singers, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Kings Consort, The Sixteen, Arcangelo, Retrospect Ensemble, and the Gabrieli Consort and Players. As a conductor he has worked with the Britten Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, Saraband Consort and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and he is the Principal Guest Conductor of the City of London Choir.

Mr. Williams has visited Portland for the William Byrd Festival every year since 2000, succeeding the late Richard Marlow as Artistic Director in 2014.


St. Philip Neri Church (View)
2408 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
United States


Arts > Performance
Music > Choral
Music > Classical
Music > Spiritual
Other > Festivals

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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