Stour Music 2020

Stour Music 2020 now online –
until 28 September only

Our normal June dates were cancelled due to Covid-19, but we were delighted to put on three events in early September with a small live audience. Early 17th-century music from the Adriatic, Jonathan Manson playing Bach’s cello suites and a feast of Purcell songs and instrumental music.

‘Not quite how I imagined my first festival,’ said Artistic Director Robert Hollingworth, ‘but really world-class performances of familiar and completely unknown early classical music - and a sense of quiet ecstasy from the audience.’

You can still buy a season ticket for all three concerts if you hurry:

Go to to purchase a season ticket for all three concerts (£30 per household, £10 for under 30s and a mere £1 for students.) Available until 28 September 2020.

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

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