The programme charts a course from twilight to sunrise, seductive and unsettling in equal measure.
Taverner’s mighty Ave Dei patris filia stands at the end of a delicious sequence of sacred music, chansons and madrigals by English and Continental composers including Byrd, Lassus and Tallis.
Thrill to the spine-tingling sounds of Allegri’s beloved Miserere and enter into the glorious sound-world of Nico Muhly’s Gentle Sleep, a haunting setting of words by Shakespeare, written especially for the twelve voices of Stile Antico.
This event is supported by Tom Corran.
John Wilbye: Draw on sweet night
Robert White: Christe qui lux es IV
John Ward: Come sable night
William Byrd: Vigilate
Orlandus Lassus: Toutes le nuitz
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei
Nico Muhly: Gentle sleep
Thomas Tallis: O nata lux
Claudio Monteverdi: Ecco mormorar l’onde
John Taverner: Ave Dei Patris filia
‘Stile Antico represents the future of serious, unhyped, technically polished, stylistically attuned, and musically affecting choral performance.’ —David Vernier, Classics Today
‘A magnificent display of the very best kind of polyphonic music.’ —Anthony Pryer, BBC Music Magazine
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There are two 70 minute performances without interval. The first one at 6.00pm and another at 8.30pm.