October 27, 2022 - 7:30 PM (lecture at 6:30 PM)
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, NY NY 10014
Music for the Chapel Royal
Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
The English Chapel Royal, founded in the 14th century, is considered to be the cradle of English church music. The Reformation may have replaced Latin, but the music composed for the English rite was no less splendid and opulent. The greatest 16th century composers and musicians worked within the precincts of the Chapel Royal, including Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Robert Parsons, John Sheppard and Orlando Gibbons. The concert will present an array of music by these composers composed for the magnificent services for the royal household.
All tickets ordered after October 12 will be held at the door for pick-up.