Stile Antico

2021–2022 Season

Stile Antico

Friday, February 18, 2022
8pm | St. Paul Church, Cambridge

Toward the Dawn: A musical journey from evening to sunrise

Working without a conductor, the intensely collaborative singers of Stile Antico have won acclaim as one of the world’s most vibrant and expressive vocal ensembles. They return to BEMF with a program that charts a course from twilight to dawn, echoing both the rhythms of church liturgy and the medieval experience of night, seductive and unsettling in equal measure. Taverner’s mighty Ave Dei patris filia, based on a chant for Matins, stands at the end of a sumptuous sequence of sacred music, chansons, and madrigals, including Allegri’s beloved Miserere, by composers from England and across Europe.

“A magnificent display of the very best kind of polyphonic music.”

—BBC Music Magaznie

Pre-Concert Talk

Enjoy a pre-concert video featuring members of Stile Antico, moderated by Edward Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster at Harvard University.

Program Book


Toward the Dawn: A musical journey from evening to sunrise

John Wilbye: Draw on sweet night
Thomas Tallis: Te lucis ante terminum
John Ward: Come sable night
William Byrd: Vigilate
Orlande de Lassus: Toutes les nuitz
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei
John Sheppard: In manus tuas
Philippe Rogier/Thomas Morley: Laboravi in gemitu meo
Tallis: O nata lux
Claudio Monteverdi: Ecco mormorar l'onde
John Taverner: Ave Dei patris filia


Helen Ashby, Kate Ashby & Rebecca Hickey, soprano
Emma Ashby, Cara Curran & Rosie Parker, alto
Andrew Griffiths, Jonathan Hanley & Matthew Howard, tenor
James Arthur, Simon Gallear & Nathan Harrison, bass