Win: Classical music tickets

THE Times is offering readers the chance to win tickets to an evening of delightful classical music.

The Cardinall’s Musick will take to the stage at St George’s for their debut visit, with a sublime men’s-voice programme of music for Passiontide by England’s first truly great composer, William Byrd on March 24.

Byrd found himself caught between his own beliefs and a volatile religious landscape, and it is to this we owe the dark, passionate intensity of much of his Latin sacred music.

This performance begins with Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices, one of three great unaccompanied polyphonic mass settings Byrd composed in the 1590s.

The Cardinall’s Musick is widely renowned for their extensive study of English Renaissance music, and have won the Gramophone Award for Early Music no fewer than four times.

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They have recorded the complete Latin works of William Byrd (Hyperion and Gaudeamus), the final volume of which – Infelix ego – was Gramophone’s Recording of the Year 2010.

For this concert the ensemble comprises two countertenors, four tenors and two basses.

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Tickets, priced �11-26, are available from the Great George Street venue’s box office on 0845 4024001 or online via

The Times has teamed up with St George’s to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the concert.

To enter answer the following question: What was Gramophone’s Recording of the Year 2010?

Send your answer on a postcard by 9am on March 21 to North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS231LW or click on the link at the top of the page to enter.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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