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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.

Facilities

  • wheelchair access
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Did you know?

Cambridge is home to one of the most famous student theatre troupes in the world: the Footlights. Founded in the 1880s, some of the UK’s biggest stars were part of it, including John Cleese, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Rowan Atkinson.