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Return to Sion

On Tour 17 October, 2014

Return to Sion

Eleanor filed this report from the Swiss Rhône valley.

“We are always delighted to return to the Basilique de Valère in Sion, and I was particularly delighted to fly out a few days early in order to appreciate the mountain scenery. This is not only because I enjoyed some stunning walks from the nearby village of Arolla, but it also ended up saving me... continued

News 29 September, 2014

New disc makes UK Classical Top Ten

Stile Antico’s newest recording, From the Imperial Court, has broken into the top ten of the official UK Classical Chart in its first week on release. The disc, which features music written for the Hapsburg dynasty of European monarchs, is currently at number eight in the list.

From the Imperial Court is the group’s ninth recording for Harmonia Mundi USA, and is available to UK customers directly through our website.

News 15 September, 2014

From the Imperial Court released

We are thrilled to announce that our ninth CD, From the Imperial Court, is now on general release. The disc explores music associated with the great Renaissance Hapsburg monarchs, who ruled an empire stretching from Spain to the Low Countries, Germany and Austria. Repertoire includes Isaac’s spectacular Virgo prudentissima, and works by... continued

News 24 August, 2014

Stile Antico enjoys busy Festival season

Stile Antico is coming to the end of a busy summer performing at festivals at home and around Europe. In the UK, the group has performed at the St David’s Festival, Harrogate International Festival, Lake District Summer Music and Cambridge Early Music Concerts. Its European engagements have included Rheinvokal and Wege durch das... continued

Review: From the Imperial Court

The New York Times on From the Imperial Court

Lucid and fresh-sounding, the young, prolific vocal ensemble Stile Antico sings an intriguing program of 15th- and 16th-century works written for the Habsburg courts of Europe. The group is particularly superb, with tremendous dynamic range, in motets of mourning like Pierre de la Rue’s “Absalon fili mi” and Alonso Lobo’s “Versa est in luctum”.

Zachary Woolfe, New York Times (23 July, 2014)

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Review: Live Performances

The Standard relishes Stile at the Wigmore Hall

Twelve voices singing unaccompanied, without a conductor, Stile Antico achieve miracles of precision in ensemble and tuning… But a group of settings of the erotic Song of Solomon showed that they could be sensuous too… they were no less accomplished in Watkins’ elegiacally beautiful setting of Shakespeare’s enigmatic allegory.

Barry Millington, London Evening Standard (12 May, 2014)

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