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Meet the Singers

Unlike other ensembles of its type, Stile Antico has no conductor. Its twelve members work as chamber musicians, rehearsing intensively together to arrive at the group’s musical interpretations, and listening closely and responding to one another’s voices in performance.

Helen Ashby

Soprano

Helen Ashby

Helen sings with a variety of ensembles in the UK including the Oxford Camerata, Brabant Ensemble, La Nuova Musica and Philharmonia Voices. She is a member of the choir of St Margaret’s Westminster, London, and teaches singing at the London Oratory School. She appears frequently on television and film soundtracks with London Voices, including The Hobbit and Harry Potter. She studies with Berty Rice.

Kate Ashby

Soprano

Kate Ashby

Kate enjoys a busy career as a professional singer specialising in early music. She performs with groups such as The Brabant Ensemble and Chapelle du Roi, and regularly records film soundtracks with London Voices. She studies with Berty Rice and teaches singing at Orchard House Prep School. In addition to singing, Kate is a joint Artistic Director of the Oxford Early Music Festival.
Rebecca Hickey

Soprano

Rebecca Hickey

When not singing with Stile Antico, Becky spends much of her time providing transport for her children, who are both choristers at Southwark Cathedral. She may on occasion be spotted with ensembles such as The Sixteen, The Tallis Scholars, Oxford Camerata and The Cardinall’s Musick. She is also a long-standing member of Tonus Peregrinus and features as a soloist on their recordings, Arvo Pärt Passio and Léonin, Pérotin: Sacred Music from Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Emma Ashby

Alto

Emma Ashby

Emma sings regularly with various ensembles in the UK, including the Tallis Scholars, the Brabant Ensemble and the Oxford Camerata, and increasingly enjoys working as a soloist. As well as enjoying the busy touring lifestyle of a choral singer, she is passionate about teaching both singing and cello, which she does privately and at Summer Fields school in Oxford, where she lives.

Eleanor Harries

Alto

Eleanor Harries

Eleanor was a choral scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where she studied Mathematics. She now sings for The Choir of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London, as well as ensembles such as Polyphony, Philharmonia Voices and The Cambridge Singers. She studies with Alexander Massey, and sings regularly as a soloist; recent appearances include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and the Duruflé Requiem.

Katie Schofield

Alto

Katie Schofield

Katie studied law at university before turning to a life of itinerant singing. She sings with groups including Tenebrae, BBC Singers, Monteverdi Choir, Polyphony, Cardinall’s Musick, Tallis Scholars and Dunedin Consort. She spent three fulfilling years as a Lay Clerk in the choir of Peterborough Cathedral. When not singing, Katie enjoys sleeping on public transport and coming up with new nicknames for herself.

Andrew Griffiths

Tenor

Andrew Griffiths

Andrew works widely as a conductor, singer, vocal coach and répétiteur. He has conducted productions for The Royal Opera (where he was a Jette Parker Young Artist), Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Early Opera Company, regularly directs the BBC Singers, and has worked at ENO, Glyndebourne, Scottish Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre and the National Opera Studio. His solo engagements include all the Bach Evangelists.

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Benedict Hymas

Tenor

Benedict Hymas

Benedict works with many of the UK’s finest vocal ensembles as well as groups in Belgium, the Netherlands and the USA. As a soloist he is in demand as the Evangelist in Bach’s Passions, but has also performed works such as Purcell’s Fairy Queen, Britten’s Serenade and Arvo Pärt’s Passio. He is also passionate about the piano, and his Debussy medleys during Stile Antico breaks have been known to empty some of the world’s greatest concert halls.

 

Tom Kelly

Tenor

Tom Kelly

Tom began singing as a chorister in St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir aged 7 and hasn’t stopped yet! He now sings with various choirs including the Monteverdi Choir, BBC Singers and Collegium Vocale Gent. Tom studies with Gary Coward and performs frequently as a soloist: a highlight is touring a chamber opera of Monteverdi’s music, staged for 0-2 year olds, around east London. Tom enjoys bouldering in his spare time.

Will Dawes

Bass

Will Dawes

Will is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied choral conducting and singing. He lives in Oxford, where he is director of chapel music at Somerville College, conductor of Frideswide Voices, and director of music at the Church of St Mary Magdalen. He also sings with the Eric Whitacre Singers and Polyphony. He loves most unhealthy foodstuffs, and will definitely talk to you after a concert if you buy him a pint.

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Tom Flint

Bass

Tom Flint

Since relocating to the UK from Adelaide, South Australia, in 2011, Tom has appeared regularly as a soloist and worked with many of the UK’s finest ensembles, including The Tallis Scholars, Alamire, Tenebrae, BBC Singers, La Nuova Musica and London Voices. He is also a lay clerk at Winchester Cathedral, and in his spare time practises a battlefield style of Chinese kung fu.

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Matthew O'Donovan

Bass

Matthew O'Donovan

Matthew is Head of Academic Music and Director of Lower Chapel Music at Eton College, a graduate of Oxford University and King’s College London. He is a Christian, with a particular interest in the link between music and theology, and can often be heard at the organ of St Mary’s Church in Maidenhead; he is also in in demand as a choir trainer, composer, arranger and writer about music.