It may be only five months since we finished our three-week April tour of the US and Canada, but on Saturday morning we’ll be heading back across the Atlantic, this time to broker a resolution to the government shut-down for a series of six concerts. Once again we’ll do our best to bring you a daily blog (subject to wifi availability), and... continued
We’re safely back in the UK after a whirlwind three weeks: ten concerts, ten flights and 14,500+ miles under our belts. Our tour ended yesterday in New York City where, after a gloriously sunny morning variously spent sightseeing in Lower Manhattan, running, scaling the Rockefeller Center or sampling the delights of Sunday brunch at the legendary
Yesterday was a quiet day, travelling between Kansas City and New York, so instead of giving you a blow-by-blow account of the merits of various American airports, we thought we’d ask our newest member, Tom, to give us some thoughts on his first tour with Stile Antico.
“Wandering the streets of New York on the last day of what has been a fairly epic... continued
Eleanor writes about our concert in Kansas City (yes, we know it’s actually in Missouri!):
“Katie wasn’t the only one to take things easy yesterday. Normally we’re keen to make use of every last second in a new city, but by this stage in a tour we have to preserve all the energy we have left to put into our performances. And after last... continued
Poor Katie isn’t feeling her best this morning…
“There are few worse times in the world to be feeling ill than on tour, when you’re thousands of miles from home.
“Unfortunately, however, that is my lot this morning, having had a sleepless night for more reasons than just the over-excitable group of teenage volleyball players squealing through the... continued
Becky brings you today’s blog!
“Helen and I were woken at 7.30am by our wonderful host Mary as she was determined to send us off with a hearty Southern breakfast. We were ordered to be downstairs for 8am sharp! We duly arrived at the breakfast table only a few minutes late, suitcases all packed, and were treated to a lunch-scale breakfast of turkey... continued
Jim blogs on our second day in Davidson:
“One of the many pleasures of touring is the element of exploration: visiting cities across the globe, experiencing foreign cultures, performing in weird and wonderful venues, and meeting myriad new people; another is returning to a familiar favourite: revisiting a far-flung town, understanding a... continued
A refreshed Ben writes:
“After one of the most gruelling travel days in Stile Antico history, we finally reached Davidson, NC, just after midnight. There was a huge sense of relief as we stepped out of the car into the warm, summery air. We were met by a welcoming party made up of the lovely people hosting us while we’re here.
“9 hours of deep sleep... continued
Today’s instalment is by Helen:
“I apologise for any factual and grammatical inaccuracies in this post – we’ve all been up since 5am, when we had to leave the hotel for the first ferry of the day back over to Vancouver.
“Watching the sun rise over the beautiful scenery of British Columbia was almost worth the early start – sadly no whale... continued
Matthew, who sadly leaves our tour this morning, has written this account of our wonderful visit to Vancouver Island, BC.
“Until yesterday, our two visits to Granada, with its beautiful Alhambra Palace and gardens, have been my most memorable times on tour (as faithfully reported by Katie in Thursday morning’s blog!). No longer. As the group’s resident... continued
Today’s blog is by James Arthur, who is joining us for this tour to complete the line-up of four basses required for our Passion and Resurrection programme. JArthur is very much part of the Stile Antico ‘family’, often singing with us as an extra bass or a deputy for one of our members, and he has recently notched up his... continued
Today’s blog is by a rather bleary-eyed Eleanor…
“One of my favourite things about being a member of Stile Antico is the way in which it never stops providing new challenges. Over the years, we’ve all had to perfect many skills other than singing, be they connected with musical programming, finance and business strategy, the booking of... continued