An evening of sublime polyphonic choral music performed by the young ensemble Stile Antico… at times dazzling, at times mesmerizing, and always stunningly beautiful…Steve Row, cnvc.org (North Carolina) (24 February, 2015)
Helen offers a handy guide to the thrills and spills of life on the interstate.
“Tuesday has been a day of driving – tackling the seven-hour drive between Davidson and Washington DC. We all love the chance to get behind the wheel in America and sample a bit of the all-American road trip experience. We opened the curtains first thing to be greeted... continued
The debut blog of the inimitable tenor Ben Clark, touring with us in place of Jim, who has stayed home with his little baby Henry.
“It’s the rehearsal for our concert in Davidson. The group have recorded this programme, oh yes. Everyone looks relaxed, chatting, drinking tea. Do they know the fear in my head? The sweat, the jitters, the dry... continued
Katie has today’s blog:
“The second day of a long tour can often be one of the most tiring of all. By this point, the excitement of having arrived in the States has just about worn off, and the time difference has crept up on us all with a vengeance. We were particularly pleased, then, to be spending the morning of our second day here... continued
Becky defied her jet-lag to pen our first blog of the tour:
“Since we will be spending over two weeks over here in the States, we felt it was important to begin the acclimatisation process (both meteorological and gastronomical) early on. So it was on with the thermals and the woolly hats and off for a big breakfast. We are fortunate to have the wonderful... continued
After a gruelling travel day, with an unscheduled and not-entirely-welcome extra two hours to savour the delights of Washington Dulles airport, we’re safely ensconced in our hotel in Durham, NC, and looking forward to giving our tour-opening concert in the beautiful chapel at Duke University. More tomorrow!
It’s been a whirlwind week for Stile Antico. Tomorrow morning we fly to the US to begin a two-week, eight-concert tour, but whilst we were collecting visas, packing suitcases and viewing alarmingly chilly weather forecasts, we had the small matter of a recording to deal with.
Stile Antico has been happily signed to Harmonia Mundi USA from the beginning,... continued
Stile Antico is looking forward to returning to the USA for an eight-concert tour, beginning at Duke University on 21st February, and ending in Columbus, OH on 6th March.
The group is delighted to make its first visits to Miami, FL and Columbus, OH, as well as returning to some familiar venues: its Boston and New York... continued
Words are insufficient to convey the transcendent beauty and spiritual scope of this album’s music and what Stile Antico do with it… I dare you to listen to Ludwig Senfl’s Quis dabit oculis, or any other track on this album, and tell me this is not great ensemble singing.Andrew Stewart, Sinfini Music (30 January, 2015)
This disc would be interesting purely as a historic exploration, even without the breathtaking musicianship on show. What musicianship it is. I’ve written before of Stile Antico’s collaborative spirit and magical sound. What strikes me most in this recording is the incredible tightness of their sound, a consequence, no doubt, of their refusal to sing with a conductor…Simon Thompson, MusicWeb International (February 2015)
Our first concert of 2015 was in beautiful Avignon. Andrew writes:
“Had we been asked to pick a location for our first concert of the year, in the depths of a drearily wet British winter, Avignon would have been pretty high on our list. And for a mediaeval-buildings-geek like me, the chance to see this amazingly well-preserved city had me donning... continued
Spectacular… Isaac’s monumental Virgo prudentissima is 13 minutes of the finest I’ve ever heard Stile Antico sing.AH, Early Music Today (Dec 2014 - Feb 2015)