In celebration of Stile Antico’s forthcoming tenth anniversary, the group’s debut disc, Music for Compline, has been re-released at budget price.
It is wonderfully refreshing to experience a choir whose passion stems from – and enhances – its stunningly tight-knit ensemble… In barely ten years, Stile Antico has become the gold standard in this repertory.Martin Dreyer, Yorkshire Post (16 December, 2014)
Stile Antico was deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of David Trendell, whose funeral takes place today. David had a profound influence on many of us through his work as director of the choirs at King’s College London, St Bartholomew the Great, and St Mary’s Bourne Street over many years, and his inspired and passionate advocacy of... continued
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
A compellingly programmed, hold-your-breath beautiful recital of 16th-century masterworks… The ensemble brings flawless blend and balance but also scores expressive points through delicate shading of a cappella tone color.James M. Keller, Santa Fe New Mexican (3 October, 2014)
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.
The singers of Stile Antico reinforce their already formidable reputation: intonation and balance are always flawless; the sound of the voices is glorious, precise and absolutely crystal-clear; the music always moves along effortlessly with well-judged moments of pressure and relaxation.David Fallows, Gramophone (September, 2014)
This fine collection of music is associated with Hapsburg rulers in the 16th century: the composers range from Heinrich Isaac… to Alonso Lobo. The young British ensemble Stile Antico exquisitely sing other rich examples by Senfl, Pierre de la Rue, Josquin, Gombert, Crecquillon and Tallis.SP, The Sunday Times (14 September, 2014)
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
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
As usual—and it’s becoming a habit—Stile Antico’s performances are big, gorgeous, and highly moving renditions, while Harmonia Mundi’s surround sound is superb in every way.Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition (30 July, 2014)
The joy of listening to Stile Antico comes not just from the beauty of the individual and collective voices but also from the dense balance of the parts… these voices sound like they are coming from human beings, albeit ones with expert vocal ability, and not gossamer angels.Jon Sobel, Seattle Post-Intelligencer (3 August, 2014)