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
Despite more than two feet of snow in Manhattan yesterday, we are delighted that this afternoon’s concert for Music Before 1800 goes ahead as planned at Corpus Christi Church, W 121st St. Any ticket-holders unable to reach the concert today due to the aftermath of the storm should see the Music Before 1800 website for details of a... continued
It’s been an eventful few days. Our intrepid logistics-man, Will Dawes, 36, tells all…
“After a few excellent days in and around Westerly, the group jumped back into our MPVs on Tuesday and headed back onto the I-95 for a mere 8hr journey to DC, We enjoyed the stunning skyline of Manhattan on the way, which reminded us that we’d be back there 5 days... continued
With great regret, it has been necessary to cancel Friday and Saturday’s joint concerts with the Folger Consort in Washington DC. The venue has taken the decision to close its facilities due to the impending severe winter storm in the DC area.
However, an extra performance has been arranged this evening (Thursday... continued
We had a great time visiting Westerly, RI, the first stop on our current US tour. Here’s Eleanor:
“After eight hours on a plane followed by three in a car, there’s nothing like a good dose of American hospitality to cheer us up and help us shrug off the jetlag. That’s exactly what we got when we arrived into Westerly, RI, on Saturday, and... continued
We are sad to announce that after seven years with the group, Jim Clements will be leaving Stile Antico later in 2016. We are now seeking applications from tenors interested in taking his place. The closing date is 31st January, and all the details and a full Job Description are available here.
This new CD fully lives up to the supreme blend of voices… a programme that reveals Stile Antico as one of the most fluent, perceptive interpreters of Renaisance polyphony.Geoffrey Norris, The Telegraph (23 December, 2015)
To these three shrines come most of the best choirs from Britain and further afield, and on the evidence of A Wondrous Mystery on the second evening of the Temple Winter Festival, there’s none more sheerly perfect than Stile Antico, now 10 years old.David Nice, The Arts Desk (16 December, 2015)
Stile Antico has produced another pure-voiced, imaginatively programmed disc with this selection of mostly German Renaissance carols and motets.Fiona Maddocks, The Observer (13 December, 2015)
This is sure to be a justly popular Christmas choice. it is a smooth and assured album and both the ensemble sound and the individual voices are extremely attractive.Edward Breen, Gramophone (December 2015)