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Davidson: Day One

On Tour 16 April, 2013

Davidson: Day One

A refreshed Ben writes:

“After one of the most gruelling travel days in Stile Antico history, we finally reached Davidson, NC, just after midnight.  There was a huge sense of relief as we stepped out of the car into the warm, summery air. We were met by a welcoming party made up of the lovely people hosting us while we’re here.

“9 hours of deep sleep... continued

The Mile-High Book Club

On Tour 15 April, 2013

The Mile-High Book Club

Today’s instalment is by Helen:

“I apologise for any factual and grammatical inaccuracies in this post – we’ve all been up since 5am, when we had to leave the hotel for the first ferry of the day back over to Vancouver.

“Watching the sun rise over the beautiful scenery of British Columbia was almost worth the early start – sadly no whale... continued

Roots

On Tour 14 April, 2013

Roots

Matthew, who sadly leaves our tour this morning, has written this account of our wonderful visit to Vancouver Island, BC.

“Until yesterday, our two visits to Granada, with its beautiful Alhambra Palace and gardens, have been my most memorable times on tour (as faithfully reported by Katie in Thursday morning’s blog!). No longer. As the group’s resident... continued

Sustained by Sushi: or, The Longest Day

On Tour 13 April, 2013

Sustained by Sushi: or, The Longest Day

Today’s blog is by James Arthur, who is joining us for this tour to complete the line-up of four basses required for our Passion and Resurrection programme.  JArthur is very much part of the Stile Antico ‘family’, often singing with us as an extra bass or a deputy for one of our members, and he has recently notched up his... continued

Education, Education, Education

On Tour 12 April, 2013

Education, Education, Education

Today’s blog is by a rather bleary-eyed Eleanor…

“One of my favourite things about being a member of Stile Antico is the way in which it never stops providing new challenges. Over the years, we’ve all had to perfect many skills other than singing, be they connected with musical programming, finance and business strategy, the booking of... continued

Malls and melodies

On Tour 11 April, 2013

Malls and melodies

Here’s Ben on our first day in Minneapolis. “A true Brit always starts by talking about the weather. So, we left the sunshine in Westport for what was widely predicted to be the worst weather we’d ever seen – storms of Biblical proportions and 5 feet of snow. As it turns out, our first day in Minneapolis was only extreme for its dreariness. Grey,... continued
Getting to know you: Q+A with Stile Antico

On Tour 10 April, 2013

Getting to know you: Q+A with Stile Antico

Today’s blog comes from our intrepid reporter, Katie!

“Any long trip abroad inevitably involves rather a lot of travel.  This tour is no exception, and today I have made use of the ample time spent sitting in cars, on planes and in airports to reflect a little on my first year of touring with the group.

“My first Stile tour was... continued

Sun, sand and... no singing.

On Tour 9 April, 2013

Sun, sand and… no singing.

A thoroughly relaxed Becky writes:

“Our Sunday having been given over to travelling and performing, we assigned today, Monday, as our day of rest. It certainly started that way for me with a blissful lie-in till 10.30. This did unfortunately mean I missed out on the hotel breakfast which I gather from my colleagues was exceptional. I heard... continued

De-bassed in Westport

On Tour 8 April, 2013

De-bassed in Westport

Today’s blog is by Jim, whose ability to jump between tenor and bass was crucial at our Westport concert!

“This morning, with some bellies still heavy with Pepe’s pizza, we continued our road trip with a short journey on the I-95, heading southwest along the edge of Connecticut (does anyone articulate that second C?) from New Haven to Westport,... continued

Of piety and pie

On Tour 7 April, 2013

Of piety and pie

Will clearly enjoyed our day in New Haven, CT!

“Aside from a really wonderful concert in the pretty-much-perfect space of the Marquand Chapel at Yale, day three of the tour proper provided great pleasure with the first hints of a road trip, and the first meal out as a group.

“Rather than deal with public transport, wherever possible we prefer to hire... continued

Back in Boston!

On Tour 6 April, 2013

Back in Boston!


Emma writes:

“It’s great to be back in Boston for our fourth concert here! We started today reasonably bright-eyed considering the potential for jetlag, as most of us had slept pretty well in the very comfortable hotel. The morning was spent shopping, using the gym and the pool and relaxing ahead of what will be a very busy few days (three concerts in... continued
The calm before the storm

On Tour 5 April, 2013

The calm before the storm

Helen writes: “Before the hard work of the tour kicks off, some of us thought it would be fun to use the opportunity of being Stateside to check out some of the spectacular scenery in New England. So as our fellow singers were dodging the snow showers in London whilst doing their last-minute packing, eight of us have spent the last... continued