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Stile Antico – A Renaissance Christmas at All Saints Church, Leamington (7.30pm)

Stile Antico

A Renaissance Christmas

A sequence of music and poetry inspired by the service of Nine Lessons and Carols

 

For many, Christmas truly begins at the first carol service of the season. Each year, this magical sequence of music and readings gives new life to the story of the Prophets, the Annunciation, the birth of Christ, and the visits of the shepherds and Magi.

This year the challenges of COVID-19 have left many churches unable to hold their carol services. For all those who will miss these special occasions, Stile Antico presents a unique and beautiful sequence inspired by the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Masterpieces by some of the finest composers of the Renaissance alternate with intimate, metaphysical verse by poets such as John Donne and George Herbert, in place of readings from Scripture. From the joyful exuberance of Aleotti’s Angelus ad pastores ait to the wonder and simplicity of Victoria’s O
magnum mysterium, the hour-long performance is a veritable feast of words and music, culminating in John Sheppard’s spectacular setting of the famous passage from St John’s Gospel: “The word was made flesh and dwelt among us”.

Concert sponsored by Leigh Christou

 

Tickets are unreserved at time of booking but seats will be allocated by Leamington Music for the event.
Current Government guidance states that face coverings MUST be worn to concerts; any changes to this will be listed on our homepage.
Please note that concerts might be cancelled if any Government guidance changes; in the event of this, a full refund will be offered.
Leamington Music reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary.

Stile Antico – A Renaissance Christmas at All Saints Church, Leamington (5pm)

Stile Antico

A Renaissance Christmas

A sequence of music and poetry inspired by the service of Nine Lessons and Carols

 

For many, Christmas truly begins at the first carol service of the season. Each year, this magical sequence of music and readings gives new life to the story of the Prophets, the Annunciation, the birth of Christ, and the visits of the shepherds and Magi.

This year the challenges of COVID-19 have left many churches unable to hold their carol services. For all those who will miss these special occasions, Stile Antico presents a unique and beautiful sequence inspired by the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Masterpieces by some of the finest composers of the Renaissance alternate with intimate, metaphysical verse by poets such as John Donne and George Herbert, in place of readings from Scripture. From the joyful exuberance of Aleotti’s Angelus ad pastores ait to the wonder and simplicity of Victoria’s O
magnum mysterium, the hour-long performance is a veritable feast of words and music, culminating in John Sheppard’s spectacular setting of the famous passage from St John’s Gospel: “The word was made flesh and dwelt among us”.

Concert sponsored by Leigh Christou

 

Tickets are unreserved at time of booking but seats will be allocated by Leamington Music for the event.
Current Government guidance states that face coverings MUST be worn to concerts; any changes to this will be listed on our homepage.
Please note that concerts might be cancelled if any Government guidance changes; in the event of this, a full refund will be offered.
Leamington Music reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary.

Stile Antico

A Spanish Nativity

Regular visitors to Warwick since 2007 Stile Antico returns to the town, having made their debut Seville performance earlier this year, with the sensuous musical world of Renaissance Spain at Christmas. Drawing together an irresistible mix of sumptuous polyphony and infectiously joyful folk dances, the programme is centred around Alonso Lobo’s Missa Beata Dei Genetrix, with other music by Guerrero, Victoria, Morales and Rimonte.

“An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance.” – The New York Times

www.stileantico.co.uk

Tickets: £24 and £19 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides (includes mulled wine and mince pies).
£1 Student Standby

The third of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season and the second of three Christmas concerts in the whole Leamington Music Winter Season

Stile Antico

Queen of Muses

Regular visitors to Warwick for over a decade, Stile Antico returns with an intriguing programme that explores the way music was used to gain favour with the the ‘Virgin Queen’, Elizabeth I, by courtiers and diplomats and even by suitors seeking to gain the royal hand in marriage. Along the way we meet foreign spies, disgraced favourites and plotting noblemen, illuminating the life of a court which rejoiced in some of the finest music ever created in England by Byrd, Farmer, Ferrabosco, de Lassus, Sandrin, Tallis, Taverner, Weelkes, Wilbye and Willaert.

“The singing is simply stunning” (The Times)