Opportunities And Concerts
Sunday 13 December 2020
Maggie’s Carols in the Kitchen – a free online concert featuring Roderick Williams and Eric Whitacre among others. Click here for details.
Friday 11 December 2020, 6pm and 8.30pm
Stile Antico – A Renaissance Christmas
University Church of St Mary the Virgin
For their first ‘in person’ performance audience since March, internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble Stile Antico presents a festive selection of stunning Renaissance polyphony. Masterpieces by some of the finest composers of the sixteenth century alternate with intimate metaphysical poetry by John Donne, George Herbert and other contemporaneous poets, in a sequence inspired by the service of Nine Lessons and Carols.
The University Church has created a COVID-secure venue and seating will be in household bubbles, in line with Tier 2 restrictions. Each performance will last for an hour, with no interval, and audience space is limited to 60 people per performance. Early booking is advised! All tickets are £25.
Sunday 25 October 2020, 7pm
Sunday evenings with Stile Antico is a series of four filmed lecture-recitals, exploring different aspects of Renaissance polyphony. Filmed in 4K in a beautiful Christopher Wren church in central London, the series delves deeper into the context behind some of the best-loved compositions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as well as some neglected masterpieces. As the nights grow longer, pull a chair to the fireside, grab a glass of something nice, and enjoy full-length performances of beautiful polyphony alongside incisive commentary by members of Stile Antico.
The series starts on Sunday 25th October at 7pm, and continues until 15th November with weekly 45 minute long episodes. All episodes are available to view ‘on demand’ behind a paywall at www.vimeo.com/ondemand/sundayswithstile. Individual episodes are priced at £10, with all four episodes available for just £30.
For more details on these and other offerings, visit www.stileantico.co.uk/projects.