Toward the Dawn
We are delighted to announce a UK tour of our new programme Toward the Dawn: the perfect way to celebrate the end of lockdown and the resumption of concert life. We are enormously grateful to Tom Corran for his generous support for this project.
Toward the Dawn charts a course from twilight to sunrise, echoing both the rhythms of church liturgy and the medieval experience of night, seductive and unsettling in equal measure. Taverner’s mighty Ave Dei Patris filia (based on a chant for Matins) stands at the end of a delicious sequence of sacred music, chansons and madrigal, by such masters as Byrd, Lassus, Tallis and Monteverdi. Highlights include Allegri’s Miserere and Nico Muhly’s Gentle Sleep, a haunting setting of words by Shakespeare written especially for Stile Antico. This programme seems particularly resonant as we look to the future with renewed hope after a long, dark year.
Our tour begins at the Beverley Early Music Festival (28th May), and continues with concerts in London (19th June), Oxford (20th June), for Cambridge Early Music (29th June), and at Dartington Summer School (28th July). We hope to add further dates in due course.
Tickets for our London and Oxford concerts are available through this page. Our London performance is at St Mary Abbots Church, W8, on 19th June at 6.30pm; tickets cost £20 (front), £15 (back) & £10 (side aisles). In Oxford we will give two performances at SJE Arts, Iffley Rd, on 20th June at 6pm & 8.30pm; tickets cost £15 (nave) & £5 (unsighted, behind performers). Each performance will last for about 70 minutes, without interval. We advise early booking, since both venues are operating at reduced capacity to conform with the Stage 3 restrictions which come into force in England on 17 May. Seating is by household bubble; please make a separate transaction for each bubble, so that we can ensure appropriate distancing.
Tickets for our Beverley concert are sold out, but a video of the concert will be available from 5th June. Cambridge tickets are available via the Cambridge Early Music site. Our Dartington performance is currently restricted to summer school participants (why not join Stile Antico’s courses!), though tickets may be released closer to the time.
Tickets for our London concert on 19th June:
Tickets for our 6pm Oxford concert on 20th June:
Tickets for our 8.30pm Oxford concert on 20th June: