Welcome to our Festival blog
We are a small congregation who organised a highly successful 'William Byrd Festival' in May 2011 to celebrate the life and work of the village's Elizabethan composer, William Byrd (c.1540 - 1623). In 2012 we played host to the world-famous choir The Cardinall's Musick under their director Andrew Carwood.
This website contains everything you need to know about William Byrd and his links with Stondon Massey. The church is open for services, of course, and on the second Sunday afternoon in the month during the summer.
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Blackmore Area Local History: Book Review: Byrd, by Kerry McCarthy: Book Review: Byrd, by Kerry McCarthy (Oxford University Press, 2013) An eagerly anticipated biography of Essex composer William Byrd...
Posted by Andrew Smith at 16:03
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Friday, 15 February 2013
Blackmore Area Local History: Stondon Massey on the Map: BBC Radio 3 is building a music map of Britain. Stondon Massey and William Byrd got a mention on air this morning (2 hours and 7 minu...
Posted by Andrew Smith at 16:52