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
(Our in-house tech expert, Andrew, is sadly not with us on this tour, so it’s been left to this lucky mezzo to take care of blogging business – please excuse any technical infelicities! Katie)
Hello and welcome to the latest Stile Antico tour blog! This is our second trip of three to the USA this year, and we are hoping for slightly less chaotic weather than continued
Stile Antico is thrilled to announce its first ‘Come and Sing’ event, presented by the Stile Antico Foundation. On Saturday 21st May, internationally-renowned choral conductor Bob Chilcott will lead a workshop and informal performance of Tallis’ mighty 40-part motet Spem in Alium. Members of Stile Antico will assist Bob... continued
Fresh faced, highly trained, and undeniably gifted, the 12 singers employed a straight-tone style that bridged 400 years of vocal repertoire with unflagging urgency and imagination.Sacha Evans, Bachtrack (26 January, 2016)
In tandem with the fine musicians of the Folger Consort and the Arcadia Viols, Stile Antico turned the church itself into an Arcadia of harmony, counterpoint, and song.Jon Sopel, Blogcritics (26 January, 2015)
We’re now safely home in the UK and thawing out after an eventful week in the States. Here’s Andrew, with the final instalment of this tour’s travel blog.
“As Will explained in his blog about our sadly-curtailed stay in Washington DC, we decided along with the Folger Consort to leave town ahead of the arrival of Storm Jonas, and head for New York City,... continued