CONCERT SERIES: AFTER BYRD 2023-24
Concerts in hidden venues
1st May St Etheldreda's
20th July Brunel Museum Tunnel Shaft
30th November Order of St John Crypt
Our most ambitious project to date, After Byrd is a series of concerts in celebration of the composer's 400th anniversary. Reflecting on Byrd's Catholic recusancy and secrecy, our programmes take hidden music to hidden places, visiting unexpected venues across London as well as presenting music from convent composers alongside our new commissions.
ST BARTHOLOMEW'S 900TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL
21st September 2023
HEXAD Collective present the opening concert as part of Barts' celebration of religion, medicine and music in Smithfields, the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Priory of St Bartholomew. With a programme tracing the history of St Bart's the Great, hear works by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Christopher Tye and John Sheppard, alongside HEXAD Collective's Composer-Singers Anna Semple and Piers Kennedy.
SCHIERMONNIKOOG FESTIVAL, FRISIAN ISLANDS
2nd October 2023
HEXAD Collective present their programme 'Queens of Heaven and Earth' on the beautiful, windswept island of Schiermonnikoog. With music by in-house composers Anna Semple and Piers Kennedy, alongside a sequence of works by Lassus, Manchicourt, Jonathan Lane and Padilla amongst others.