The superb, shining British vocal ensemble Stile Antico…Zachary Woolfe, New York Times (10 Feb, 2020)
An ensemble of articulate, well-matched voices, expertly, artfully used. That’s what we expect from Stile Antico, and it’s what we get here: outstanding performances, timeless music.David Vernier, Classics Today (January 2020)
Stile Antico’s performance is flawless, the group’s technical prowess never at the expense of expressive warmth.Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk (21 December, 2019)
Stile Antico is one of the leaders in this field… the Mass is given its warm fullness of sound by six voice parts, sung here two to a part with exemplary poise and glow.Richard Fairman, The Financial Times (20 December, 2019)
Sound is clear as a bell, and performances exemplary. This is an easy choice.Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition
Stile Antico’s dozen voices sing with polished refinement a mixture of sophisticated Latin and more populist vernacular material on this disc.SP, The Sunday Times (15 December, 2019)
Their ability to rivet attention is immediately obvious in an introspective and raptly controlled account of the Missa’s opening Kyrie, while the poignant Agnus Dei highlights the group’s lithe expressivity and impeccable tuning.Terry Blain, BBC Music Magazine (December, 2019)
Helen has the final update from last week’s US tour:
“I’m writing this back in Blighty, a few days after we returned from our latest US Tourette. It was certainly a whirlwind trip, and a particularly chilly whirlwind in Vermont! Luckily we had a classically warm welcome at least for our return to St Johnsbury. It was a pleasure to be back here, and the... continued
Emma takes up the story of our US travels as we reach the beautiful state of Vermont.
“After a fairly late end to the evening (at least by our body clocks) it was a little painful to get up early for a day involving 2 flights, a drive, a rehearsal and a concert. However, all the travel went very smoothly, and we had time for a somewhat... continued
Here’s Kate, getting our US tour blog underway with news of our time in Columbus, OH!
“The morning of Day One of our mini-tour dawned bright and fair. And cold. With temperatures hovering around freezing, we were glad that the more organised members of the group had checked the forecast before leaving the UK and reminded us all to pack the thermals…
Each of the Lobo works further showcases Stile Antico’s sublime artistry, the singers’ silken voices rising and falling like new-fallen snow.Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press (October 10, 2019)