A WORKSHOP FOR SINGERS WITH LUKE SPENCER,
Sat.4th Nov., 2023.
St.Ismael’s Church Hall, Uzmaston, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 4AA.
Registration 9.30 am, event 10 am-4.30 pm.
Optional event 4.45-5.45pm.
Cost: £22 Early Music Forum Members,
£26 non-members, £5 students.
The workshop represents a great opportunity to sing William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices on the 400th
anniversary of his death. Works to be studied are as follows:
Byrd (ca.1540-1623) Haec Dies
Byrd Mass for Four Voices
Farrant (ca.1525-1580) Lord for thy tender mercy’s sake
Byrd Ave Verum
Gibbons (1583-1625) Almighty and Everlasting God
Tomkins (1572-1656) Ye children who do serve the Lord
Gregorian Chant Salve Regina (Solemn)
The programme is carefully chosen to form a liturgical whole. Whilst the workshop itself ends at
4.30pm., participants are cordially invited to stay on to sing this programme in its liturgical context in
the church. Revd. Jordan Spencer will officiate, with Luke Spencer directing the music. Please let us
know on the application form if you would like to stay for this.
LUKE SPENCER (tutor)
Born in Leicester, Luke was a chorister at Leicester Cathedral. He later studied organ and voice at the
Royal Northern College of Music, music at Cardiff University and sacred music at the Pontifical
Institute of Sacred Music in Rome under Cardinal Bartolucci. Luke is well-known as a conductor,
organist, and vocal soloist. Until recently he was conductor of Cardiff Bach Choir. Now Musical
Director of Cor Dyfed Choir, he is Head of Expressive Arts at Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi.
UZMASTON CHURCH HALL AND ST.ISMAEL’S CHURCH, UZMASTON, SA62 4AA
The picturesque village of Uzmaston is located around two and a half miles outside Haverfordwest,
Pembrokeshire’s County Town. Parking is around the village green. The venue is not walkable from
Haverfordwest Station, but it might be possible to arrange lifts by prior arrangement. Tea and coffee
will be provided free throughout the day, but participants are encouraged to bring their own packed
lunch and mug.
ANY QUERIES Contact the Workshop Organiser on 01646 622894 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org