Sastamala Gregoriana is an enchanting early music festival that takes place annually in July in the city of Sastamala (ca. 57 km from Tampere). It has been organized annually since 1996. The festival combines an excellent international concert program that consists of medieval, renaissance and baroque music. The main venues of the festival are old lakeside churches of St Mary’s and St Olaf’s with unique acoustic spaces and history behind them. Festival’s Musical Director is English lutenist Michael Fields.
The theme of 2024 is “Glory of Rome” and it continues The Cities on Water theme series (2018–2025). During this musical journey, we visit cities whose position on great seas or rivers has connected them to the wider world and allowed them to be dominant centers of the arts for centuries. From Venice the journey continues through Paris, Bruges, Vienna and Rome finally ending in London.
The next festival is organized 17th – 21st July 2024.
Welcome to be enchanted by early music in Sastamala!