This morning found us at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in the City of London, just up the road from St Paul’s Cathedral. St Sep’s has been our unofficial home for several years, possessing as it does a winning (and surprisingly rare) combination of good acoustics, multiple spaces, reliable heating and modern kitchen and bathroom facilities:... continued
A major international tour is quite an undertaking. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be giving ten concerts for ten different promoters in ten different cities, leading three masterclasses and recording several performances for radio. We’ll be staying in nine different hotels, and once with host families;... continued
The Easter Vigil is complete – the new flame kindled, the Paschal candle lit, the Exsultet sung and the risen Christ welcomed with bells, the Gloria, and the sound of the organ, silent throughout the austere Lenten season. Easter morning has been celebrated with an orchestral mass, and perhaps a dash of Mascagni. And church singers throughout London,... continued
‘Passion and Resurrection’, our first tour programme, is tightly programmed around a specific theme. Our second, ‘Treasures of the Renaissance’, could hardly be more different. Its theme, if it has one, is variety: we have tried to create the most colourful, energetic and diverse programme we could – one which will appeal equally to the connoisseur... continued
Today – Good Friday – seems a good time to talk about ‘Passion and Resurrection’, one of the two programmes we’ll be taking across the Atlantic next week.
Holy Week is the climax of the liturgical calendar, and for the singers of Stile Antico it is invariably one of the busiest of the year. The churches and cathedrals in which many of us sing hold major... continued
Welcome to our new blog! We’ll be using this space to bring you the very latest news and pictures from our April 2013 tour of the US and Canada. More soon – but for now, here are the all-important concert dates:
5th April: Cambridge, MA
6th April: New Haven, CT
7th April: Westport, CT
11th April: Minneapolis, MN
12th April: Vancouver, BC
13th April: Victoria,... continued
This gorgeous release by the young English unaccompanied vocal group Stile Antico would be worth your time and money simply for the quiet, perfectly intoned singing on display here. But the album accomplishes more than vocal virtuosity. Stile Antico presents music by three generations of English choral composers, all of it from the... continued
This is a magnificent first recording.