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Toward the Dawn

We are delighted to tour the UK with 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 began at the Beverley Early Music Festival (28th May), and continued with concerts in London (19th June), Oxford (20th June), for Cambridge Early Music (29th June), and at Dartington Summer School (28th/29th July). Our next performances of this programme are at at Suffolk’s Roman River Festival (16th September), Leamington Music (5 October), Bedford Music Club (7 October) and Tonbridge Music Club (9 October).


Tickets for our Suffolk concert are available on the Roman River Festival site.

Tickets for our Leamington concert are available at Leamington Music.

Ticket information for our Bedford concert is available on the Bedford Music Club site.

Tickets for our Tonbridge concert are available via Tonbridge Music.