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A rib too far?

On Tour 19 April, 2013

A rib too far?

Poor Katie isn’t feeling her best this morning…

“There are few worse times in the world to be feeling ill than on tour, when you’re thousands of miles from home.

“Unfortunately, however, that is my lot this morning, having had a sleepless night for more reasons than just the over-excitable group of teenage volleyball players squealing through the... continued

Davidson to DC

On Tour 18 April, 2013

Davidson to DC

Becky brings you today’s blog!

“Helen and I were woken at 7.30am by our wonderful host Mary as she was determined to send us off with a hearty Southern breakfast. We were ordered to be downstairs for 8am sharp! We duly arrived at the breakfast table only a few minutes late, suitcases all packed, and were treated to a lunch-scale breakfast of turkey... continued

Some Like It Hot: Davidson, Day 2.

On Tour 17 April, 2013

Some Like It Hot: Davidson, Day 2.

Jim blogs on our second day in Davidson:

“One of the many pleasures of touring is the element of exploration: visiting cities across the globe, experiencing foreign cultures, performing in weird and wonderful venues, and meeting myriad new people; another is returning to a familiar favourite: revisiting a far-flung town, understanding a... continued

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