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. In November 2017 she will tour in the UK with the duo programme 'The Secret Life of Lutheran Chorales' with her favourite Danish/Swedish singer, Agnethe.

The secret life of Lutheran chorales – Agnethe & Leah

 

Tour dates 2017

 

10 November, Music-at-Hill, St Mary at Hill, Lovat Lane (near Monument) London, 1.05 pm

 

11 November, Upstairs at the Western, 70 Western Road, Leicester, LE3 0GA 7.30 pm

 

13 November, Huddersfield University, 7 pm

 

15 November, Colchester, Lion Walk Church, 1 pm

 

16 November, St Olave’s Church Hart Street, London, 1.05 pm

 

17 November, Lovekyn Chapel, 4 London Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6SN, 7.30 pm

 

18 November, St Laurence’s Church, East Street, Falmer, BN1 9PB, 7 pm

 

19 November, Christ Lutheran Church, 227 Poverest Rd, Orpington BR5 1RD, 2 pm

 

20 November, Bishop Grosseteste University Chapel, Longdales Rd, Lincoln LN1 3DY, 4.30 pm

 

22 November, Blackburn Cathedral, 1 pm

 

23 November, National Centre for Early Music, York, interview at 7 pm and concert at 7.30 pm

 

24 November, St David’s Lutheran Church, St Fagans Rd, Fairwater, Cardiff CF5 3EU, 7 pm

Secret chorales

 

Martin Luther’s chorale melodies are familiar to many people. They are still sung in churches and in concert halls, absorbed into living traditions and the classical canon. We want you to hear these unassuming tunes differently.

 

 

We will explore the origins of Luther’s chorales; Latin plainsong and polyphony by composers like Guillaume Dufay. Then we will perform Luther’s own hymns, in versions printed for amateurs at home. Finally you will hear Scandinavian folk hymns, based on Luther’s tunes but enriched with startling unexpected chromatics.

 

 

We’ll make you see the humble hymn in a different light!