Stour Music 2018

22 June – 1 July 2018

Founded by the counter-tenor Alfred Deller in 1962, the annual early music festival of Stour Music takes place at the end of June each year in the beautiful pilgrim church of All Saints’ Boughton Aluph, situated in the heart of the Kent countryside and renowned for its superb acoustic.

This year, the annual festival of Stour Music finished with an enthusiastic 'full-house' audience for a performance of Handel's rarely performed oratorio Samson. The exceptional acoustic of the glorious medieval church at Boughton Aluph, set in the countryside of the Garden of England, provides a quintessentially English location for one of the country's leading early music festivals. Not surprising then, that blessed with 'proper' summer weather, more than 3000 people came from all over the country and abroad, to enjoy a feast of early music, performed by international artists of the highest calibre. Definitely a vintage year.

This short video was recorded over the second weekend of the 2016 festival

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The programme for Stour Music 2017 (and previous years) is still available via our concerts page.