This was a perfectly constructed programme, delivered with a real sense of engagement with the ethos of the works performed and the texts set. We didn’t really need an encore of Gibbons’ ‘The Silver Swan’, but who would complain?Claire Seymour, Opera Today (15 August, 2016)
Stile Antico brings a fresh, intelligent and collaborative approach to vocal polyphony… John Wilbye’s motet ‘Draw on Sweet Night’ closed this exquisite excursion into (mainly) sixteenth- and seventeenth-century polyphony.Amanda-Jane Doran, Classical Source (15 August, 2016)
As part of its commitment to nurture the next generation of young consort singers, Stile Antico is now seeking applications for its 2016-7 bursary scheme. Thanks to the generosity of the Stile Antico Foundation, the group is able to offer awards of £500 to two promising young singers at the outset of their professional careers. In... continued
This was a fine and varied concert… by an adventurous ensemble with an insatiable curiosity for music from the past which is outside the mainstream.Roger Jones, Seen and Heard (25 June, 2016)
This year Stile Antico has been marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a special programme, The Touches of Sweet Harmony, which combines settings of Shakespeare’s own words with music connected to his royal patrons and the great events of his life. After intensive rehearsal at New Year, The Touches of... continued
Thanks to Eleanor for our penulimate blog!
On Thursday night Stile arrived in Texas for the first time (not counting our brief stop in Houston airport en route to Mexico in 2010). We were looking forward to a double dose of warmth: both the Texan sunshine, and the renowned Southern hospitality. Luckily we received both: a group of kind hosts welcomed... continued
Where some ensembles strive for a pure and almost disembodied sound, Stile Antico’s sound is earthy, robust, and very exciting.Lisa Hirsch, San Francisco Classical Voice (13 April, 2016)
Thanks to Kate for being our blogger in Brattleboro.
Having breakfasted heartily we loaded into two large people-carriers for the short journey to Brattleboro, Vermont. Fitting six people and six large suitcases into the cars was, as usual, something of an initiative test, but eventually we managed to fit everything in.
The day was cold but sunny, and the... continued
After all the excitement of the lasers and excessive Bass (rarely a problem for me) in the bus from the airport, Wednesday morning in the State Capital of New Hampshire greeted us in familiar, English fashion: cold and wet weather right off the top shelf of grimness. Most of the group therefore... continued
Stile Antico is delighted to confirm its return to the BBC Proms in August 2016. The group will be joined by regular collaborators Fretwork for a performance of music connected with Shakespeare, including works written for them by Huw Watkins and Nico Muhly, at Cadogan Hall on Monday 15th August at 1pm.
This is Stile Antico’s third... continued
So began our Berkeley concert day. After the short flight to San Francisco (or Frisco as I gather it is known), we were transferred almost directly into rehearsal. A delicious lunch courtesy of the