In the Midst of Life

By The Byrd Ensemble (other events)

Saturday, February 11 2023 7:30 PM 9:00 PM PDT

The centerpiece of the program is English Renaissance composer John Sheppard’s Media vita (In the midst of life) written during London’s most deadly influenza epidemic that likely took the life of Sheppard himself. Accompanying this 20-minute masterpiece is music by Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre’s setting of When David Heard, and John Tavener’s Song for Athene.

Running Time
1 hour, 29 minutes, includes intermission

Doors Open
30 minutes prior to performance

Holy Rosary Church
4139 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116


Arvo Pärt - Magnificat
Arvo Pärt - I Am the True Vine
Eric Whitacre - When David Heard


John Sheppard - Media vita
Cristóbal de Morales - Circumdederunt me
John Tavener  - Song for Athene

Mailing Address

4722 Fauntleroy Way SW #123 Seattle, WA 98116