Leah Stuttard

Leah Stuttard is a medieval harpist, singer, composer and arranger. She works globally with well known ensembles such as Hesperion XXI and Micrologus. Her current solo show 'Sacred Fragments' will be recorded in early 2018. Meanwhile, she's busy researching new programmes with her favourite Danish/Swedish singer, Agnethe.

1517 was an important year….. a new programme of Lutheran hymns

Posted by on 7 Aug 2017

1517 was an important year….. a new programme of Lutheran hymns

This year is the 500th anniversary of what lots of people consider to be the opening act of the Reformation – Martin Luther’s 95 theses. I became aware of this fact rather by accident to be honest – my sister was training at theological college and they got invited to Wittenberg last October for the opening celebrations of this anniversary year. She had a lovely time, there was a medieval market, beautiful music and great beer apparently. She also brought back this marvellous trinket – a Playmobil Martin Luther, complete with a copy of his theses and a cute hat.

 

 

 

 

And then the lovely Agnethe said that she’d been approached by a Danish church to come up with a Reformation themed programme, so we started to think about what that might be like… in the end this gig fell through, but I made up for it by calling on all my contacts to help me find concerts in the UK. Lots of emails later, and we had a mini tour!