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

9 December 2020 at 5:00pm


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.


9 December 2020
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Leamington Music
01926 497000
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Ticket Information

Tickets for all concerts are unreserved at time of booking but seats will be allocated by Leamington Music to ensure we are COVID-19 Secure.


All Saints Church, LEAMINGTON
Priory Terrace
Leamington Spa, CV31 1AA
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