Begun on a shoestring in 1995, the Stoke Newington Early Music Festival has grown and flourished through the years. Generously supported by local businesses — but always independent of public funding — it is now an indispensable feature of the Stoke Newington summer, enjoyed by local residents and by lovers of early music from everywhere.
The setting is perfect — the beautiful Tudor church by Clissold Park.
The acoustic is perfect.
The size of venue is perfect — ideal for Renaissance and Baroque music.
The musicians are world-leaders.
The programmes are imaginative.
It is a perfectly formed, intimate festival of great charm and the highest standards.
And after every concert the wine flows and the musicians and audience mingle.
Helen Kruger is thrilled to be taking on the Stoke Newington Early Music Festival for 2016! Her background as a violinist saw her complete studies at the Royal Academy of Music under Howard Davis, Catherine Mackintosh and Laurence Cummings. Helen plays with many of the major orchestras and ensembles in the UK, Europe and Australia and directs a String Program in North London. Helen also directs the Little Baroque Company which will headline the festival this year with their Coffee Cantata production!
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