Peter Quantrill, Gramophone (August, 2009)
The members of Stile Antico dig into their vocal lines as if they are physically pressing against one another, so tight is their ensemble, so gracefully conjoined their vocal timbres… The blanket of sound creates an effect that is, not to put too fine a point on it, orgasmic.
Joanne Sydney Lessner, Opera News (13 November, 2009)
Perhaps the most ravishing sound I heard this year.
Alex Ross, The New Yorker (10 August, 2009)
In suave, finely tuned performances by the young British vocal ensemble Stile Antico, the music is at once stately and inviting, devotional and, well, sexy.
Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle (1 May, 2009)
In the group’s first disc to venture outside English polyphony, the exterior luster remains, but now fueled by a sense of the music’s inner purpose…
David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer (10 May, 2009)
Sumptuously delivered by the peerless Stile Antico…
Andy Gill, The Independent (29 May, 2009)
Were one to listen only to the virtually ideal opening of the impressive motet Ego flos Campi by Clemens non Papa, any lover of vocal polyphony would immediately recognise the interpretative rank of this group. With this new recording the ensemble underscores its quickly-established, impressive status.
Matthias Lange, Klassik.com (24 June, 2009)
This ensemble, its members still in their 20s and just a dozen beautifully blended voices singing a cappella, has emerged as one of the best and freshest early music choirs around.
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer (3 May, 2009)
We should be grateful that the remarkable young British vocal ensemble Stile Antico are the polished and stylish vehicle for transmitting this beauty and truth to our ears, and they do this consistently throughout a program that will intrigue and entice all Renaissance choral music fans.
David Vernier, Classics Today (27 April, 2009)
I’ve never heard people present this repertoire with such a high level of commitment… exquisite ensemble and intelligent programming choices.
Hugo Munday, Amazon.com Editorial (1 July, 2009)
Gramophone (August 2009)
Stunning… the singers enter Palestrina’s Nigra sum in slow caressing waves until their sound becomes a lover’s smothering embrace.
RJ, Classic FM Magazine (April 2009)