Our spirits soared; they always do when Stile Antico break forth with European liturgical choral music.Geoff Brown, The Times (1 Jun, 2017)
Stile Antico presented the audience with a musical garment of contrasting colours and textures through artful use of dynamics, phrasing and punctuation.Barry Creasy, MusicOHM.com (1 June, 2017)
Here’s Andrew’s blog about the last few days of our tour.
“After four nights in Indianapolis it was rather a shock to get on the road again. Our itinerary for the final part of our tour was extremely busy: including our Indianapolis performance, four concerts in four days in three different time zones. Happily the first leg was easy – three hours up the... continued
Here’s Tom K’s blog on our stay in Indianapolis!
“After some back to back concerts in the Northeast corridor and Dallas, we were certainly looking forward to a change of pace. After de-planing in Dallas due to a faulty hydraulic pump on one of the wheels (scary!) and some minor grief with the car hire, we were on our way to a Holiday Inn ten miles or so... continued
Not a comment on this wonderful country, but instead an introduction to our new programme, which receives its first outing tomorrow evening in Indianapolis!
In A Strange Land is the first of our two new programmes for 2017. Subtitled ‘Elizabethan Composers in Exile’, it explores the difficult and dangerous choices faced by Catholic composers in... continued
Three concerts in three days in three different cities has made for a busy start to our tour, but we’re now based in Indianapolis for a few days. Here’s Helen to bring you up to date!
“The early morning starts, courtesy of the dreaded jet lag, continued for many on Saturday, so once more a few of us could be found pounding the streets of Boston in... continued
Anyone thinking of renaissance music as arcane, stuffy, or even naive might have been astonished at the Sunday afternoon concert by the superb British choral ensemble Stile Antico.Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News (27 February, 2017)
The ensemble highlighted the dramatic alternation of imitative and declamatory passages, leading to a wonderful melismatic flourish at the close…Victoria Newes, Boston Musical Intelligencer (26 February, 2017)
As we head down the East Coast to NYC for this evening’s concert, here’s Becky’s blog on our time in Boston.
“Day one of the tour saw us in familiar territory: the Back Bay area of Boston, where we have stayed on many occasions. The first concert day of a North American tour is always the most challenging. You feel wide awake at 5am but soporific by... continued
We’re packing our bags once again ahead of tomorrow’s transatlantic flight, and can’t wait to spend the next ten days in the US and Canada. We begin our tour in Cambridge, MA, under the auspices of the Boston Early Music Festival – our earliest and most loyal supporters in the US – before heading onward to New York City, Dallas, Indianapolis,... continued
Stile Antico has just finished recording its twelfth project for Harmonia Mundi. For this disc, the group turned to one of the greatest masterpieces of the Renaissance: the Tenebrae Responsories by Tomás Luis de Victoria, written for performance during the solemn Holy Week liturgy.
Over three days at their favourite... continued
The rewards of this outstanding disc are double. On one hand, one is presented with the marvel of High Polyphony performed to perfection. On the other hand, there is a feeling that new doors have been opened.Fritz Balwit, Audiophile Audition (11 February, 2017)