Impeccable… The sinuous yearning of Clemens’s Agnus Dei is a triumph of fluid phrasing and dynamic shaping, and a reminder of the formidable credentials of this group.Terry Blain, BBC Music Magazine (December 2015)
Stile Antico presented the concert with their usual effortless brilliance… the music seems to form organically in the space between the twelve singers.Barry Creasy, MusicOMH.com (27 November, 2015)
Beautiful voices, clear and honest engineering, and pretty package… no mystery about its appeal.David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer (22 November, 2016)
Emma reports on Stile’s return to one of our favourite destinations:
“I got more than a few raised eyebrows when I told people I was taking my five week old baby to Switzerland so I could work, but I explained this was really an unmissable trip – after all, it’s not every day you are invited to perform on a boat on an underground lake!
“This September... continued
A consistently entertaining and often enlightening program… Hieronymus Praetorius’ Magnificat is one of the two special highlights, with its well-integrated tribute to the famous tune “In dulci jubilo” and some absolutely sublime singing… You won’t hear finer singing anywhere.David Vernier, Classics Today (October 2015)
All selections are performed with that knowledgeable approach to Renaissance practices that has established and affirmed Stile Antico’s place in the early music community. However, their approach to expressiveness is anything but academically sterile.Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com (20 October, 2015)
Stile Antico is excited to introduce its new disc, A Wondrous Mystery, which is now available for UK pre-orders ahead of its UK release date of 30th October.
The group’s tenth disc on the Harmonia Mundi label, A Wondrous Mystery is a Christmas-themed recording which contrasts a sumptuous mass by the Flemish composer Clemens non Papa with a selection of... continued
Stile Antico returned to the BBC Proms on Sunday 16th August, singing two motets by Orlande de Lassus at the Royal Albert as part of a musical celebration of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
The group’s singing was feted in the press: writing in The Times, Geoff Brown described their performance as “manna from heaven”, whilst in The Daily Telegraph Ben Lawrence wrote that they sang with “a numinous glow”.
Stile Antico is delighted to announce that the recipients of its inaugural bursary for young singers are Avalon Summerfield and Danny Purtell.
The bursary was made possible by the Stile Antico Foundation in honour of Stile Antico’s tenth anniversary. As well as providing a small sum towards professional development costs, the bursary offers the successful... continued
This compilation disc is an ideal introduction to their work: both to their refreshing approach to programming and to the refined but vigorous quality of their sound.Fiona Maddocks, The Observer (21 June, 2015)
Stile Antico is thrilled to open its tenth-anniversary season with tonight’s appearance at the Spitalfields Festival.
This performance marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of the group’s first decade, and also celebrates the release of Sing with the Voice of Melody, a compilation album drawn from Stile Antico’s... continued
Stile Antico is delighted to announce the release of its tenth-anniversary compilation disc, Sing with the Voice of Melody.
In celebration of the group’s first decade, Stile Antico’s record label Harmonia Mundi invited each member to choose a favourite work from their recordings to date, and has brought them together to create a beautiful... continued