MILTON’S MUSIC in partnership with the St Giles Consort

Saturday 2nd July, from 6pm

Join us for an evening of music that influenced Milton – as well as the music he inspired.

Milton’s intoxication with music pervades all of his writing, from the early poetry to his political prose, and we’re delighted to collaborate with The St Giles Consort to present a series of readings and musical excerpts that reflect this.

Milton was brought up in a highly musical household, and is reported to have sung well and played the bass viol and organ. His father, John Milton Senior, was a talented composer and a close friend of musicians such as Lawes, Lanier & Davenant.

This rare opportunity to hear work by Milton’s father, and his contemporaries, will be followed by settings of Milton’s own work by Handel & Parry.

The first half of the evening will be presented in the garden at Milton’s Cottage (weather permitting), followed by part two at St Giles Parish Church.

Tickets cost £20 and include canapes and a drink. They can be booked via online at or by calling 01494 872313.