Beginning with Jesus’s betrayal in the garden and ending with the entombment, there’s a profound sense of peace and meditation to Victoria’s masterly settings. With a spirited rendition of Guerrero’s joyful motet Maria Magdalene giving a lift at the end, it was hard not to emerge from such a concert without feeling refreshed and cleansed of spirit.Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine (11 April, 2018)
As the US leg of our tour came to an end (we’ll be back in October!), we asked the departing Matthew to write about our time in our now-familiar haunts of Boston and NYC.
“With the prospect of a busy weekend ahead, Saturday morning saw a much-needed gentle start and civilised after-breakfast departure from the hotel. We abandoned our two Dodge Grand... continued
This expressive flexibility is unusual, and comes out of a passion for the music and the excitement of the moment that one could feel grow organically in the group… The music culminated in joy and glory, a wise end to a brilliant performance.George Grella, New York Classical Review (9 April, 2018)
Helen sends dispatches from the front in the war against plastic…
“Wednesday morning saw another early wake up from most of us and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful morning sunshine and have a wander by the Savannah river. I pretty much had the place down by the wharves to myself and was surprised to see a dolphin frolicking in the water! It... continued
We asked Becky to kick off our Americas tour blog: here are her memories of a lovely stay in Savannah, GA!
“We had very much enjoyed our time in Savannah back in 2011, so we were looking forward to returning for our second appearance at the Savannah Music Festival. After a flight from Heathrow to Philadelphia, followed by a bit of time eating and lolling, we... continued
2018 promises to be a particularly exciting year of touring for Stile Antico. Our schedule includes our first ever concerts in South America and in the Far East, as well as no fewer than four visits to the USA, the first of which was in January when we performed at the 60th GRAMMY Awards.
Today we return to the States to give concerts in Savannah, GA,... continued
It is with sadness and enormous gratitude that we announce that Matthew O’Donovan, a member of Stile Antico since its very earliest days, has decided to leave the group in the summer, as he welcomes a new addition to his family. As a stalwart bass, programmer, writer of programme notes, resident theologian, and much, much more, Matthew has... continued
Do your soul some good. Turn off the outside world, turn down the lights, and put this on. Bask in the glow of music that in its innocent simplicity, attains perfection.Jean-Yves Duperron, Classical Music Sentinel (February, 2018)
What on earth would persuade Stile Antico to fly across the Atlantic for a five-minute performance? Katie’s 30th birthday, of course… oh, and the 60th GRAMMY Awards! Becky and Ben sent this report about a thoroughly surreal weekend.
Brunch at The Breslin, Manhattan
Nine different aeroplanes had brought us to this meeting place for the most glamorous... continued
Stile Antico is thrilled to have been asked to perform at the Premiere Ceremony for the 60th GRAMMY Awards. The group are the only classical performers to be named on the bill for the GRAMMYs , which take place in New York City’s Madison Square Garden in celebration of the awards’ 60th anniversary.
Stile Antico has been... continued
Stile Antico is delighted to announce that the recipients of its 2017-8 Young Singer Bursaries are soprano Elizabeth Gornall and tenor Chris Why.
The bursaries, supported by the Stile Antico Foundation, are designed to give emerging singers a significant opportunity to gain experience within a world-class vocal consort, to engage with... continued
Stile Antico is often touted as one of Britain’s finest early music a cappella choirs… It’s a hard accolade to uphold, but one that’s hard to deny.Michael Huebner, artsBHAM (27 October, 2017)