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Stile Antico concert – ‘This Joyful Birth’

A beautiful evening of stunning Renaissance choral music for Christmas, sung by internationally-renowned ensemble Stile Antico, in the intimate medieval church of Little St Mary's.

  • 2nd December 2023 - 2nd December 2023
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We are delighted to launch our new Christmas programme at Little St Mary’s Church, Cambridge, on Saturday 2nd December at 7.30pm.

Our programme recounts the journey to the manger in a glorious sequence of music from mediaeval and Renaissance Europe. We follow each scene of the Christmas story, beginning in Advent and moving through to the Nativity, the visits of the Shepherds and the Wise Men, and finally to the Feast of Candlemas. Nearly every major composer of the period is represented in a feast of festive music: highlights include Victoria’s intimate O magnum mysterium, thrilling motets by Byrd, Lassus and Sheppard, mediaeval carols, and irresistible dances from Spain and Germany.


  • wheelchair access

Did you know?

Bringing the river to life in raucous style each June, ‘The Bumps’ are a chaotic series of rowing races. In this Cambridge tradition, which dates back to the early 19th Century, boats set out in single file and must catch and touch, or ‘bump’, the boat ahead without being caught by the rowers on their tail.