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'.

Medieval Advent music – Gregorian chant

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  • Price: £15 or £40 for all three workshops
  • Date: Sat, Dec 12, 2020
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Venue: In the comfort of your own home
  • Location: Zoom workshop
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Join me again to learn and sing some beautiful medieval music for the Advent season. We’ll do a nice medieval vocal warm up, using a gorgeous manuscript in the British library with a pedagogical tool known as a tonary as a basis (who doesn’t love a nice medieval manuscript?)

This will get us into the modal sound world and then we will learn by ear the Christmas sequence Letabundus and I’ll wax lyrical about how much I love sequences, and what they are of course!

Hear me sing a sequence for the summer here:

https://youtu.be/i1yidlQnse0

 

We’ll also learn an important plainchant hymn sung during Advent which was the “secret” origin of a Lutheran chorale.

If we have time (I hope we will!) the final treat will be creative. The act of memorising chant helps us to build up a storehouse of musical building blocks that can then be used in improvising, so we will then improvise to a medieval text – if improvising scares you, this workshop will help demystify it!