stile antico on US tour with "the phoenix rising"
The young British choir Stile Antico is back honoring the remarkable legacy of 16th century English sacred music with a program drawn entirely from the volumes of the hugely influential publication Tudor Church Music. First published in 1922, these pioneering editions unearthed a wealth of extraordinary music that had not been performed for centuries, and gave a stage to previously little-known composers who are now considered the heart of the English Renaissance. The program includes works by Taverner, Tallis, Gibbons, and Weelkes, and is crowned by William Byrd's exquisite five-part Mass. The twelve voices of Stile Antico perform "with a sense of wondrous discovery" (The Arts Desk), befitting a program that celebrates the revival of a beloved repertoire.
MAR 7 - Cambridge, MA - St Paul Church
MAR 8 - New York, NY - Miller Theatre
MAR 10 - Cincinnati, OH - St Peter in Chains Cathedral
MAR 13 - Jackson, MI - St Philip's Episcopal Church
MAR 14 - Idialantic, FL - St Mark's United Methodist Church
MAR 15 - St Louis, MO - Cathedral Basilica of St Louis
Stile Antico is an ensemble of young British singers, now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field. Much in demand in concert, the group performs regularly throughout Europe and North America. Working without a conductor, the 12-member ensemble rehearses and performs like chamber musicians, which it's "come to realize as a great strength," according to soprano Kate Ashby. Stile Antico has been praised for its “staggeringly beautiful [singing]” (Sunday Times), “pure tone and expressive manner” (Dallas Morning News) and “immaculate ensemble work and balance” (Boston Globe). The singers' ability to collectively feel the pulse of the music - combined with their stunning, transparent vocal sound - has earned them multiple Diapasons d'Or de l'année, the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, a Gramophone Award, and two GRAMMY nominations.