As we battle the jet lag back in London, here’s Becky with the final instalment of our tour blog!
“Arriving in Macau at night gives one a first impression of opulence and vulgarity – it’s not known as the ‘Vegas of China’ for nothing – but as we discovered over the next couple of days, there is much more to this city than huge brightly lit hotels and... continued
Here’s Andrew’s blog about a memorable few days in South Korea.
“Having finally satisfied the good folk of TSA that we were carrying nothing more seditious than Ferrabosco, Dowland, and an ample supply of sleeping pills, we boarded our 0135 flight and settled in for the sixteen hour journey from New York to Taipei. Once there we had time for a quick shower and... continued
Here’s Helen, getting our tour blog underway!
“It’s fair to say that our time in the States was dominated by four letters – SSSS.
“We set off early on Thursday morning to Gatwick airport. The Korean visas had been completed at the eleventh hour, so James and Becky were distributing passports in the check-in queue! The first inkling that our progress... continued
Stile Antico is about to embark on its most ambitious tour yet, geographically speaking – a complete trip around the world, with concerts in the US and East Asia.
On Thursday we fly to Denver, Colorado, where we perform on Friday evening in St John’s Cathedral. Concerts follow in St Mary the Virgin, NYC, and Lafayette College, Easton, before we... continued
Stile Antico sensibly brings a variety of pace to its performances… the singers inject plenty of Latin passion into their clear, English choral sound.Tony Way, Limelight (14 June, 2018)
Thanks to the generosity of the Stile Antico Foundation, we are thrilled to be able to run a three-day intensive Youth Consort course from August 1st-3rd this year. For full details about what the course entails, and how to apply, please visit our Youth Consort page.
This has to be Stile Antico’s best album to date: it’s certainly their most gripping and, as ever with this ensemble, the vocal sound is sumptuous throughout… It’s rather thrilling therefore to hear Stile Antico… tap in to the dramatic excitement and atmospheric intensity now associated with these works.Ed Breen, Gramophone (May 2018)
Also from Harmonia Mundi this month is a new recording of a much more familiar set of Tenebrae Responsories, by Tomás Luis de Victoria, composed in Rome more than 70 years before Lambert’s collection. These are transcendently beautiful choral settings, a sequence of 18 unaccompanied, four-part motets that are both profoundly restrained and dramatically compelling at... continued
A performance with breathtaking control, precise execution, and astonishing text and structural clarity. I haven’t heard choral singing of this quality in years…James C.S. Liu, Boston Musical Intelligencer (11 April, 2018)
Stile Antico’s arresting readings never felt imposed upon Victoria’s writing. Often, I couldn’t help feeling that these singers had unleashed rhetorical power that was always there, albeit under the surface.David Patrick Stearns, The Arts Journal (13 April, 2018)
Yesterday’s concert in the wonderful Sala de Conciertos at the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango in Bogotá rounded off a memorable two week tour in North and South America. We took a few minutes to look back over our favourite moments of the trip.
Tom K: Savannah. It’s hard not say that name with a deep southern drawl (in my head, of course). But I absolutely... continued