Granada Hoy on Stile Antico live
Gonzalo Roldán Herencia, Granada Hoy (5 July, 2009)
At the weekend, the daytime Festival concerts continued, under the theme “Music from the time of the expulsion of the Moors”. As part of this diverse and comprehensive programme, we were able to hear the British vocal ensemble Stile Antico, one of the most promising choral groups of the moment. In their programme, a single work: the Officium defunctorum of Tomas Luis de Victoria, one of the greatest monuments of the Golden Age of Spanish Polyphony…
The vocal perfection of the members of this ensemble was was put to the service of a music which displays a sublime vocal harmony. Balance, delicacy in each melodic design, care of cadences and a pure sound were the elements that contributed to the perfection of their interpretation. From the outset, the Monastery of San Jerónimo was plunged into a stunned silence, from which emanated only the crystalline and ethereal voices of Stile Antico, lifting the audience to an atmosphere of sublime spirituality, forgetting for a moment the corporeal nature of their existence.