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 toured the UK with the duo programme 'The Secret Life of Lutheran Chorales' with her favourite Danish/Swedish singer, Agnethe. They will soon release a LIVE album of the best bits!

The secret life of Lutheran chorales – Agnethe & Leah

 

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CD to be completed and sent out in early June

If you ordered and prepaid for a CD last November, you will have your CD in early June. We underestimated the amount of time it would take us to pick, edit, typeset and produce it and then were stymied by the threat of a Danish strike (as it will be printed and produced by Danish government workers). We’re looking forward to putting it in the post to you very soon, promise!

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, Phipps Hall, Huddersfield University, 7.30 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

 

20 November, Worksop Priory, 8 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 and sweeping embellishments.

 

 

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