The Chapel of Christ of Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift
Gallery Road, Dulwich, SE21 7AD
Sunday 9 July 2023, 7.45
Andrew Benson-Wilson plays William Byrd (d 6 July 1623)
As part of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Byrd (“Father of British Music”), Andrew Benson-Wilson will give two commemoration organ recitals. The first is in the delightful venue of The Chapel of Christ of Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift in Dulwich Village. It will feature a range of Byrd’s own keyboard music and will finish with the elaborate Salve Regina Misere Cordi by Byrd’s pupil John Bull, probably composed for Antwerp Cathedral. The Dulwich recital is played on the 2009 William Drake restoration of the 1750 George England organ.
The Chapel and College are next to the Dulwich Art Gallery. Free street parking.
Admission free – retiring collection. Dulwich organ details here.
The list of pieces and a link to the programme notes will be added nearer the time.
The second concert will be in St George’s Hanover Square on 1 August at 1pm. With the title of Byrd’s World, it will contrast Byrd’s music with that of his English and continental contemporaries.