The Song Company

Saturday 21 October 8:00pm

St. David’s Cathedral

In the 400th anniversary year of the death of renowned English Renaissance composer William Byrd, The Song Company celebrates Byrd’s own music and his legacy that continues to influence contemporary composers such as David Lang, Jeremy Cull, and Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen. These composers have taken inspiration from Byrd’s unique style and expanded upon it, creating contemporary pieces that are deeply rooted in the tradition of a cappella music. Today, Byrd’s music is celebrated for its rich harmonies, intricate polyphonic textures, and innovative musical ideas that continue to captivate audiences around the world. Noted early-music specialist Christopher Watson makes his conducting debut with The Song Company in this program of sublime beauty.


Susannah Lawergren & Amy Moore, sopranos
Jessica O’Donoghue, mezzo-soprano
Timothy Reynolds, tenor
Hayden Barrington, baritone
TBC, bass
Christopher Watson, Guest Director


William Byrd – Tristitia et anxietas 

David Lang – I want to live (where you live) – Contemporary American 

Jeremy Cull – Super flumina – Contemporary British 

William Byrd – Ye sacred muses

Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen – You and I and Amyas  – Contemporary Danish

Gabriel Jackson – In all his works – Contemporary British 

William Byrd – Tribue Domine

Gabriel Jackson – I gaze upon you – Contemporary British 


St. David’s Cathedral
50 Macquarie Street, Hobart