Stour Music 2021

18 – 27 June 2021

With fingers crossed we have planned a full programme of events for June 2021 and look forward to welcoming you back to Boughton Aluph Church for more sublime music in wonderful acoustics. Seats will still be distanced so maximum capacity will be less than half full - but to allow more people to attend safely, the main concert will be shortened to one hour and performed twice. Thus you have a choice of early Byrds at 6pm or night (H)owells at 8pm. As usual just one performance of the 10pm candlelit event.

And what a programme! Florilegium in their 30th anniversary year performing Haydn (to cheer us all up), an early Baroque multi-choir extravaganza with cornetts, sackbuts, dulcians and more ('Super Excellent'), a French Baroque mass, London Handel Players with 'Savage Beauty' and to open, I Fagiolini's 'Au Naturel' (but fully clothed...)

For the more intimate late-nighters, subtle-Spanish Baroque meets Cuban song, Rachel Podger plays Bach, a recreation of a lute quartet (the only one in existence) and a recorder consort from the Guildhall School of Music, playing instruments commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Turners.

Tickets are limited because of the distancing so do book early and goodness, we look forward to seeing you here!

Robert Hollingworth
Festival Director