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

Friday, 18 June
6 pm & 8 pm · ‘Au Naturel’ – I Fagiolini
Tickets £15–25 – Book Now
10 pm · ‘Cubaroque’ – Mulroy/Kenny/Carr
Tickets £12–15 – Book Now
Saturday, 19 June
6 pm & 8 pm · ‘Super Excellent’ –
Soloists / ECSE / The 24 (UofYork)

Tickets £15–25 – Book Now
10 pm · ‘Bach to Bach’ – Rachel Podger
Tickets £12–15 – Book Now
Sunday, 20 June
2.30 pm & 4.30 pm · ‘Barbaric Beauty’ – London Handel Players
Tickets £15–25 – Book Now
Friday, 25 June
6 pm & 8 pm · Haydn Symphonies – Florilegium
Tickets £15–25 – Book Now
10 pm · John Dowland & Co – Chordophony
Tickets £12–15 – Book Now
Saturday, 26 June
6 pm & 8 pm · ‘Splendeur et Révérence’ –
Instruments of Time & Truth / Higginbottom

Tickets £15–25 – Book Now
10 pm · ‘Ye leaves be green’ – Guildhall Recorder Consort
Tickets £12–15 – Book Now
Sunday, 27 June
2.30 pm · ‘Choral Comfort’ – Stour Festival Orchestra & Choir
Tickets £15–25 – Book Now