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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 Cambridge concerts on 29th July are available to purchase via the Cambridge Early Music site.

Our Dartington performance is currently restricted to summer school participants, though tickets may be released closer to the time. Why not join Stile Antico’s courses!

A video of our Beverley concert is available to purchase until 2nd July, and to view until 9th July.