GSCC Member Event

Her Majesty: Elizabeth I & II

Event Type: Concert
Ticket Prices: Free-will offering only
Event Dates:
Sunday, October 30, 2022Oct 30, 2022, 3:00pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA


Join Sine Nomine, with Director Anne Lyman, as we celebrate the historic reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and II. The Virgin Queen (Elizabeth I) was fond of her chief Chapel Royal composer, William Byrd - despite his Catholic leanings. Our program highlights the wide range of his polyphonic prowess, from the intimate Mass for Four Voices to the festive Haec dies. English composers Robert Parsons and Robert White set Psalm 15, Domine, quis habitabit, both in a florid, quintessentially English style that, alongside John Bennet’s All Creatures Now, celebrate the faith and devotion that Queen Elizabeth I’s musicians had for their “Fair Oriana.” In addition, several of our program’s pieces, including commissions by Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams, were featured at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation and, most recently, her memorial service.

William Byrd - O Lord, make Thy servant Elizabeth
Byrd - Mass for 4 Voices: Kyrie, Gloria
Byrd - Ne irascaris Domine

Anonymous - Rejoice in the Lord always
Robert Parsons - Domine quis habitabit
John Bennet - All creatures now

Ralph Vaughan Williams - O taste and see
Robert White - Domine quis habitabit

Benjamin Britten - Concord
Byrd - Mass for 4 Voices: Agnus Dei
Byrd - Haec dies

NOTE: This concert is in-person only; it will not be live-streamed nor video-recorded.
Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.

Her Majesty: Elizabeth I & II
Her Majesty: Elizabeth I & II
Sine Nomine: Renaissance Choir. Photo by Ruth Emerson
Sine Nomine: Renaissance Choir. Photo by Ruth Emerson