Leah Stuttard

Leah Stuttard is a medieval harpist, singer, composer, arranger and musicologist. She works globally with well known ensembles such as Hesperion XXI and Micrologus. In August 2019 she appeared on BBC Radio 4 talking to Roderick Williams about songs and singers in medieval Britain. Brighton Early Music Festival 2019 commissioned her to direct their last night medieval extravaganza, 'The Feast of Fools'.

Angels in the Architecture – CANX

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  • Price: £6-£18
  • Date: Sat, May 30, 2020
  • Time: 12:30 pm
  • Venue: St Mary's Church, HU17 8DL
  • Location: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
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Very sorry to announce that this concert has been postponed until 2021. Under the circumstances, it seems for the best. Stay safe everyone, stay well.





St Mary’s Church, Beverley

This concert with Alva (Vivien Ellis and Giles Lewin) will be full of beautiful, witty and sublime music from England to match the incredible collection of medieval and Tudor roof bosses and sculptures found in St Mary’s Church in Beverley, one of the largest and most splendid parish churches in the country.



With ballads we will highlight the stories that the images told to the people who looked up at the bosses or commissioned the sculptures. There will be newly composed music as well as sacred plainchant intended for Saint John of Beverley, whose standard led the way to the battle of Agincourt. We’ll also perform gorgeous polyphony from the local abbey of Meaux (now just a collection of grassy mounds). I love this manuscript and several pieces already feature in my solo harp show ‘Sacred Fragments’ so it will be amazing to sing some of it in three parts with Vivien and Giles!

A shot of some of the fabulous roof bosses