Stour Music is grateful to the Vicar & PCC of All Saints’ Boughton Aluph for allowing the festival to be held in the church; Mr & Mrs Hugh Summerfield and Mr & Mrs Bay Green for use of their land to accommodate the festival marquee and car parking; Mrs Valerie Cozens for the floral displays in the church; The Stour Festival Company and the Friends of Stour Music for their continued support of the Festival.
In particular, this year we wish to thank the following for generous support in sponsoring specific concerts: Paul & Janet Batchelor, Peter Berg, James & Jenny Bird, James Bowman & Terry Winwood, Jane Gow, Gilbert Holbourn, Alastair Hume, Tony Shoults, Jane Edred Wright, and The Sir John Swire 1989 Charitable Trust.
All information on this site was correct at time of preparation, but Stour Music reserves the right to make changes without prior notice, where unforeseen circumstances dictate.
With thanks (for 2017 material) to Kate Beaugié, Modus Films, Andrew Durand (Kirkman harpsichord), Eric Richmond (The Tallis Scholars), Keith Saunders (I Fagiolini, The King’s Consort). Bridgeman Images: The Battle of Agincourt, 1415, from the Vigil of Charles VII, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; The Betrothal of the Venetian Doge to the Adriatic Sea, Canaletto, Pushkin Museum, Moscow; Procession in St Mark’s Square, Gentile Bellini, Galleria dell’ Accademia, Venice; Henry VIII, Holbein the Younger, Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid; Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle; View of Leipzig, Christian Gottlob Hammer, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Battle of Agincourt, The Stapleton Collection. National Portrait Gallery, London: George Frideric Handel by Balthasar Denner.
With thanks (for 2016 material) to Marco Borggreve (Harry Christophers, Stile Antico), Benjamin Ealovega (Tim Mead), Molina Visuals (The Sixteen), Eric Richmond (Stile Antico), Keith Saunders (Robert King), Shutterstock (S Maria sopra Minerva, Rome), St Cecilia by Hubert & Jan van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece, Lukas – Art in Flanders/Bridgeman Images; Jeremiah, San Vitale, Ravenna, De Agostini/Bridgeman Images; Orlando Gibbons, Oxford University/ Bridgeman Images; The Five Senses by Abraham Bosse, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours/Bridgeman Images; The Molo, Venice by Giovanni Canaletto/Bridgeman Images; Henry Purcell by John Closterman, National Portrait Gallery, London.
With thanks (for 2015 material) to Kate Beaugié for photographs taken at Stour Music, Ricardo Alcaide (La Serenissima), Patrick Baldwin (The Society of Strange & Ancient Instruments), John Buckman (Steven Devine), Alice Carfrae (The City Musick), Joźsef Wágner Csapó (Vox Luminis), Patrick Harrison (Academy of Ancient Music), Nigel Luckhurst (Michael Chance), Chris O’Donovan (Tenebrae). The Basin of San Marco on Ascension Day, Canaletto, National Gallery, London/Bridgeman images; Musical angels, Botticini, Museo della Collegiata di Sant’ Andrea, Italy/Bridgeman Images.
With thanks (for 2014 material) to Clive Barda (Sacconi Quartet), Marco Borggreve (Jonathan Manson, Mark Padmore), Pierre Doumenge (Matthew Truscott), Peer Lindgreen (Trevor Pinnock), Eric Richmond (I Fagiolini), Jonas Sacks (Rachel Podger). Battista Dossi, The Battle of Orlando and Rodomonte (1530-40), Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum / Art Resource, NY / Scala, Florence; Cockerel, Martinet, Francois Nicolas / Archives Charmet / The Bridgeman Art Library; Montpellier Codex / Universal History Archive/UIG / The Bridgeman Art Library; Venice at Dawn, Easton, Timothy / Private Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library; Harnham Water Meadows, Coleridge, F.G. (1840-1925) / Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum / The Bridgeman Art Library. Line drawings by John Ward.
With thanks (for 2013 material) to Kate Beaugié for photographs, many of which were taken at Stour Music’s 50th anniversary festival in 2012. Additional photos by Helena Dornellas (Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments), operamania (James Gilchrist), Jim Poyner (Ensemble Meridiana), Eric Richmond (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment), Denis Rouvre (William Christie). George Frederick Handel / Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna / The Bridgeman Art Library; Mary, Queen of Heaven, Master of the Legend of St. Lucy / Kress Collection, Washington D.C / The Bridgeman Art Library; The Five Senses - Hearing, Bosse, Abraham / Musee des Beaux-Arts, Tours / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library; The Battle of San Romano in 1432, Uccello, Paolo / Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence / Alinari / The Bridgeman Art Library. Line drawings by John Ward.
With thanks (for 2012 material) to Kate Beaugié, Nigel Luckhurst (Michael Chance), James McMillan/Decca (Andreas Scholl), Friedrun Reinhold (Hilliard Ensemble), Hanya Chlala (Charles Daniels), Marco Borggreve (Iestyn Davies), Gillian Shaw. Interior of St Mark’s, Alinari / The Bridgeman Art Library; Detail from the Arrival of Cardinal Francesco Gonzaga, Mantegna / The Bridgeman Art Library; Acis & Galatea, Tischbein, Neue Galerie, Kassel / Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel Ute Brunzel / The Bridgeman Art Library; Angel Musician, Giovanni Battista, Galleria degli Uffizi / Alinari / The Bridgeman Art Library; St Thomas Church and School, Leipzig, Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library.
With thanks (for 2011 material) to Ricardo Alcaide (La Serenissima), Lewis Brockway, Chris Christolodolou (London Handel Players), Dmitri Gutjar (The Cardinall’s Musick), Paul Hurst (Adrian Chandler), Nigel Luckhurst (Michael Chance), Eric Richmond (I Fagiolini, Peter Phillips), Jorge Romero (Joglaresa). Virgin and Child, Luis de Morales, Prado, Madrid, Spain/The Bridgeman Art Library; The Pardoner, detail from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, Private Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library; Pilgrims Leaving Canterbury, British Library/The Bridgeman Art Library; The Burial of Count Orgaz, El Greco, Toledo, S.Tome, Spain/Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art Library; Antonio Vivaldi, Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna, Italy/Alinari/The Bridgeman Art Library; The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, Sir Edward John Poynter, Private Collection/The Stapleton Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library.
With thanks (for 2010 material) to Richard Beaugié, Lewis Brockway, Kent Messenger, Peter Olsen (Michala Petri), Pete Thomas and Kenneth Saunders (The King’s Consort) for the use of photographs.
With thanks (for 2009 material) to Lewis Brockway, John Buckman (Gonzaga Band), Hanya Chlala (Jonathan Manson), Richard Haughton (OAE), Eric Richmond (OAE), Stefan Schweiger (Clare Wilkinson), Pete Thomas, Edward Webb (Fretwork), Franz Peter Schubert, Wien Museum Karlsplatz / The Bridgeman Art Library; Mary Magdalene Playing the Lute, Hamburger Kunsthalle / The Bridgeman Art Library; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Museum of the City of New York / The Bridgeman Art Library; Rome Seen on a Grand Tour, Private Collection / David Ker Fine Art, London / The Bridgeman Art Library; Henry Purcell after John Closterman, © National Portrait Gallery, London.
With thanks (for 2008 material) to Ricardo Alcaide (La Serenissima), Marco Borggreve (Mark Padmore), Lewis Brockway, Helmut Engelke (Simon Standage), Mark Harrison (The Sixteen), Richard Haughton (Elizabeth Kenny), Christine Hodgson & Zohar (Eclipse), Kent Messenger, and Pete Thomas for use of photographs. Elizabeth I, Armada portrait, Private Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library; Fishermen upon a lee-shore in squally weather by JMW Turner, Southampton City Art Gallery/The Bridgeman Art Library; Maids and Winged Hearts, by The Master of Lyons, British Library/The Bridgeman Art Library; The Battle of Trafalgar, Private Collection/The Stapleton Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library.
With thanks (for 2007 material) to Lewis Brockway, Pete Thomas, Richard Beaugié, Malcolm Crowthers, Oylin Ozmete, Eric Richmond, Hanya Chala, Paul White and Kentish Express (Dave Downey) for the use of photographs. Also for kind permission to use artwork: Fabian Negrim/Bloomsbury The Selfish Giant and Robert Lawson/Hamish Hamilton Ferdinand.