Stile Antico Launches Fall Tour in Poughkeepsie on 10/6
The current popularity of English Renaissance choral music owes much to the groundbreaking work of the CARNEGIE TRUST, which celebrates its centenary in 2013. In 1922, the Trust inaugurated the Tudor Church Music edition - a landmark series of ten hugely influential volumes, unearthing a wealth of extraordinary music that had languished unperformed for centuries.
On THE PHOENIX RISING the young conductorless choir STILE ANTICO honors the remarkable legacy of 16th century English sacred music with a program entirely drawn from Tudor Church Music editions, including masterpieces by Taverner, Tallis, Gibbons and White. Crowning the program is the exquisite five-part Mass by William Byrd, whose modern reputation as the greatest composer of the English Renaissance was founded on these pioneering editions. 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. Their newest release is characterized by the same ravishing natural vocal sound that has driven all of Stile Antico's recordings for harmonia mundi to the top of the classical charts; the group has twice earned the Diapason d'Or de l'année, the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik and multiple GRAMMY nominations.
Formed from a close knit group of friends who first came together during their university holidays at Oxford and Cambridge, Stile Antico rapidly established itself as one of the most original and appealing new voices in its field. They work without a conductor, rehearsing and performing as chamber musicians, each contributing artistically to the musical result. The group has toured extensively with Sting, appearing throughout Europe, Australia and the Far East as part of his Dowland project Songs from the Labyrinth. Stile Antico will feature "The Phoenix Rising" in concert throughout the U.K. and on two U.S. tours in October 2013 and again in March 2014.
"Stile Antico's expressivity is inseparable from its technical achievement, such that attention is always drawn to the music's ingenious intricacies, its startling richness, its sharp-turn surprises. The latest thing is a venerable phenomenon." - Boston Globe
IN CONCERT - OCTOBER 6-13, 2013
October 6, Poughkeepsie, NY - Vassar College
October 8, St. Johnsbury, VT - North Congregational Church
October 9, Marlboro, VT - Marlboro College, Persons Auditorium
October 11, Cleveland, OH - Cathedral of St. John
October 12, Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Renaissance and Baroque
October 13, Durham, NH - University of New Hampshire
March 7, Cambridge, MA - Boston Early Music Festival
March 8, New York, NY - Miller Theatre
March 10, Cincinnati, OH - Cathedral of St. John
March 13, Jackson, MS - Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music
March 14, Indialantic, FL - Melbourne Chamber Music Society
March 15, St. Louis, MO - St. Louis Basilica Cathedral