I can hardly emphasize it enough: Stile Antico is a remarkably capable ensemble that should be heard live.Samuel Kjellberg, Boston Musical Intelligencer (3 March, 2015)
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
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
The singing creates a glorious sonic tapestry, but the depth of collective musicianship reminds you that these works, even those aimed at flattering the powerful, are not merely beautiful sound but something akin to living organisms.David Weininger, Boston Globe (3 March, 2014)
A thoroughly enjoyable program that was energetic, lively, and educational to boot… their consummate musicianship and obvious collaboration made them a joy to listen to and watch.Karen Hauge, KCMetropolis.org (4 March, 2015)
Andrew writes this report from a sun-kissed 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
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
…full yet balanced sound, flawless intonation and sensitive approach to text…Charles Downey, Washington Post (2 March, 2015)
Eleanor filed this report of our day in t̶h̶e̶ ̶A̶r̶c̶t̶i̶c̶ Boston.
“Following a week of substantial and wholesome brunches, we had our first ‘polystyrene breakfast’ of the tour, courtesy of La Quinta. Having fought our way through the crowds to grab our few customary bagels and muffins and the odd plastic knife, we made our way to Penn station, the... continued
Will blogs about a whirlwind visit to NYC.
“The last 24 or so hours have been one of the more intense times of the tour, with the generally-despised combo of a 6am alarm call, two flights, and a concert, all in the same day.
“With an alarm clock success rate of almost 100%, and temperatures still firmly the wrong side of zero, we set off from Kansas City at... continued
As we wait at the airport for our early flight to New York City, our longstanding bass deputy, James Arthur, filed this report from Kansas City:
“Despite it being -12C outside we have yet again received the warmest of welcomes in Kansas, the Mid-West City split between the States of Kansas and Missouri. To say a certain amount of tribalism... continued
An distinctly uneventful travel day from DC to Kansas City prompted Kate to ponder the state of her health…
“One question we get asked frequently is “How do you stay healthy on a long tour?”. Being on the road for two weeks, and having concerts most nights, tends to bring out any (barely) concealed... continued