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1 January, 2023

Welcome to #Byrd2023!

Stile Antico will spend 2023 marking the 400th anniversary of the death of one of the composers closest to our heart: William Byrd.

Our celebrations begin with a special episode of the BBC Radio 3 Early Music Show, to be broadcast on New Year’s Day. Group members Andrew, Cara, Emma and Jonathan join presenter Hannah French for an hour of lively chat and wonderful music.

Our latest album for Decca Classics, entirely devoted to the music of Byrd’s later years, is released on Friday 13th January, and is already available for pre-order.

Our new programme¬†England’s Nightingale¬†is designed to give an overview of Byrd’s remarkable life and legacy, and has its first performance in Oxford on 27th January, before touring widely. Further highlights include a Come and Sing to conclude our residency at the University Church, Oxford, and an early summer festival in London. Details of all our upcoming events will be added to the website in due course.