Little Log Church to host Renaissance experience

Byrdsong Consort will perform at the Little Log Church and Museum in Yachats at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June *. (Courtesy photo)

On Saturday, June 8, at 3 p.m., the ensemble Byrdsong Consort will be returning to the Little Log Church and Museum in Yachats for a program of instrumental and vocal music.

The concert will feature pieces from the 16th through 18th centuries, as well as original arrangements of traditional songs and dance melodies for viols, violins, recorders, flutes, harpsichord and voice. Composers include O’Carolan, Playford, Brade, Falconieri, and a special nod to composers of the current era: the Beatles. 

The group’s name, Byrdsong Consort, refers to William Byrd, an English composer of the renaissance. The musicians are Michael Bardossi, Alice Barkan, Julia Heydon, Elinora Sears and Tom Sears, all of Eugene. This will be their third appearance at the Little Log Church.

The unique interior design of the Little Log Church lends itself to a rich acoustical experience — something that performers and audiences appreciate. 

Admission is a suggested donation is $10 per person. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Little Log Church and Museum, located at 328 W Third St. in Yachats.