‘…staggeringly beautiful’ The Sunday Times
‘…typically flawless’ The Observer
‘mellifluous vocal bliss only possible with long rehearsals, close listening and constant eye contact’ The Times
Vocal ensemble, Stile Antico brings its expressive and beautiful singing to a programme exploring the glorious music composed for Passiontide and Easter.
The performance unfolds around you from all corners of the room, with richly varied music that retraces the events of Holy Week and draws on two centuries of English and Continental repertoire, including William Byrd and Jean Lheritier.
In a performance that unfolds around you from all corners of the room, William Cornysh's anguished Woefully Arrayed and William Byrd's exuberant In resurrectione tua stand as the extremes of an emotional journey retracing the events of Holy Week. The music is richly varied, drawing on two centuries of English and Continental repertoire, from John Taverner to Orlando Gibbons, and Jean Lheritier to Tomas Luis de Victoria.