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Latest 17 May, 2018

Summer Stile Antico Youth Consort launched

Thanks to the generosity of the Stile Antico Foundation, we are thrilled to be able to run a three-day intensive Youth Consort course from August 1st-3rd this year. For full details about what the course entails, and how to apply, please visit our Youth Consort page.

Review: Tenebrae Responsories

Gramophone praises Tenebrae as best yet

This has to be Stile Antico’s best album to date: it’s certainly their most gripping and, as ever with this ensemble, the vocal sound is sumptuous throughout… It’s rather thrilling therefore to hear Stile Antico… tap in to the dramatic excitement and atmospheric intensity now associated with these works.

Ed Breen, Gramophone (May 2018)

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Tenebrae Responsories 18 April, 2018

The Observer on Tenebrae

Also from Harmonia Mundi this month is a new recording of a much more familiar set of Tenebrae Responsories, by Tomás Luis de Victoria, composed in Rome more than 70 years before Lambert’s collection. These are transcendently beautiful choral settings, a sequence of 18 unaccompanied, four-part motets that are both profoundly restrained and dramatically compelling at... continued

Favourite moments

Latest 16 April, 2018

Favourite moments

Yesterday’s concert in the wonderful Sala de Conciertos at the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango in Bogotá rounded off a memorable two week tour in North and South America. We took a few minutes to look back over our favourite moments of the trip.

Tom K: Savannah. It’s hard not say that name with a deep southern drawl (in my head, of course). But I absolutely... continued

Polyphony in Paradise

Latest 16 April, 2018

Polyphony in Paradise

Tom Kelly has this account of an unforgettable stay on the Caribbean island of San Andrés.

“Our little Caribbean adventure kicked off a touch nervously. As we landed, an unexplained visible gas mysteriously filled the cabin…

“Then we were subject to one of the more opaque immigration queuing systems in recent memory. Still, they are forgiven for... continued

South American (mis)adventures

Latest 12 April, 2018

South American (mis)adventures

We asked Andrew to blog about our first few days in wonderful Colombia.

“Following a very pleasant post-concert dinner in NYC, the shock of our 5am alarm call was at least partly alleviated by the excitement of heading to South America for the first time. By lunchtime we had made it through immigration and to our hotel in the centre of Bogotá, the... continued

Review: Live Performances

NYC Tenebrae praised in Limelight Magazine

Beginning with Jesus’s betrayal in the garden and ending with the entombment, there’s a profound sense of peace and meditation to Victoria’s masterly settings. With a spirited rendition of Guerrero’s joyful motet Maria Magdalene giving a lift at the end, it was hard not to emerge from such a concert without feeling refreshed and cleansed of spirit.

Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine (11 April, 2018)

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Boston, New York, and onward!

Latest 11 April, 2018

Boston, New York, and onward!

As the US leg of our tour came to an end (we’ll be back in October!), we asked the departing Matthew to write about our time in our now-familiar haunts of Boston and NYC.

“With the prospect of a busy weekend ahead, Saturday morning saw a much-needed gentle start and civilised after-breakfast departure from the hotel. We abandoned our two Dodge Grand... continued