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News 11 March, 2015

Podcast launched to introduce ‘Sacred or Profane?’

Stile Antico’s latest programme Sacred or Profane? will receive its first performance next week at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, London. To introduce the new programme, the group has created a podcast explaining the ideas behind the choice of music, and featuring recordings of Stile Antico singing in rehearsal.

Sacred or... continued

Back Home

On Tour 8 March, 2015

Back Home

After two flights and a modicum of sleep, we’re safely back in the UK. Our final tour concert in Columbus was a great success, and it was a particular pleasure to see so many of the students with whom we had worked at Oberlin in the audience. Any sore heads the morning after were offset by an excellent brunch at the packed North Star Cafe, before we headed... continued

"We'll be back..."

On Tour 7 March, 2015

“We’ll be back…”

Tom is pumped for today’s blog…

“Since long before the tour, I had envisaged that our day in Columbus, Ohio, would be my personal highlight for one very specific reason: the Arnold Sports Festival.

Synonymous for bodybuilding fans the world over with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s passion for the pursuit of muscle since he inaugurated the festival in the late... continued

"O-H! I-O!”

On Tour 6 March, 2015

“O-H! I-O!”

Eleanor shows us all that hard work has its rewards…

“Leaving the others to get even more sunburned in Miami Beach, Andrew and I flew to a snowy Columbus late on Wednesday night. This was so that we could drive to the nearby Oberlin Conservatory of Music the following day. Education work is an important part of our trips to the US, and we were to lead the second... continued

Technical hitch

On Tour 5 March, 2015

Technical hitch

After a week of tightly-packed concerts, Wednesday’s day off in Miami Beach was meant to be relaxing. It didn’t quite work out like that… Ben has the story.

“Frankly we’re pretty relieved to be waking up today with all our limbs still attached having spent yesterday morning getting up close and personal with alligators in the Everglades National Park.... continued

Crab and Lobster

On Tour 4 March, 2015

Crab and Lobster

Andrew writes this report from a sun-kissed Miami Beach.

Art Deco Miami Beach

“It’s fair to say that after ten days in the USA, we have become connoisseurs of cold. There is the gentle, unseasonable chill of North Carolina, or the hard, desiccated freeze of Kansas City; then there is the gnawing cold of New York City, or the crunch of fresh snow in Boston. And... continued

Bottled water, free range eggs, and a proper cup of tea

On Tour 3 March, 2015

Bottled water, free range eggs, and a proper cup of tea

Emma has a few things to get off her chest…

“They say a choir marches on its stomach… OK, maybe they don’t, but food and drink seems to be a predominant theme of conversation among this particular ensemble. Three things in particular have been occupying our various gastronomic thoughts:

“First, and with more of an... continued