A celebration of Robert Fayrfax In the 500th anniversary year of his death, join us to celebrate the influential Tudor musician Robert Fayrfax. Known as ‘the leading figure in the musical establishment of his day’ and ‘the most admired composer of his generation’, Fayrfax was one of the foremost musicians in the country during the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII. Fayrfax worked at the Abbey between 1498 and 1502 and was here at the time of his death. His strong connection meant that the Abbey was renowned for its music during his lifetime. David Ireson, Director of The Fayrfax Consort, will give a lecture in the Lady Chapel accompanied by Ensemble Pro Victoria performing excerpts of Fayrfax’s music. Following refreshments, guests will be invited to stay for a special Vespers service in the Presbytery. The Vespers service is free to attend. 16.30 Lecture and music 17.15 Refreshments 18.00 Vespers. Tickets are on sale for £10. Booking for this event has now closed.