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Stile Antico: The Voice of Melody

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts  

continues its 2016-2017 Early Music series with 

The Voice of Melody

featuring London's

Stile Antico 

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
150 West 83rd Street, New York, NY

Tickets: $30-$45 • Students with valid ID: $7-$27 


From Miller Theatre Executive Director Melissa Smey: 

“We’re thrilled to welcome back the incredible singers of Stile Antico for this special Miller Theatre presentation. This dynamic conductor-less ensemble exhibits a unique collaborative spirit, and their sense of connection to each other and their music is palpable. With each member selecting a work in this concert, Stile Antico will take our audience on a captivating musical journey.”  


CONCERT DETAILS:

Early Music
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

The Voice of Melody

150 West 83rd Street, New York, NY

Each of the 12 members of Stile Antico has chosen one musical gem drawn from five centuries of glorious repertoire, including Orlando Gibbons’ uplifting “O Clap Your Hands,” William Byrd’s exciting “Vigilate,” and works by the prolific Thomas Tallis. For those new to the repertoire, the program provides an engaging introduction to Renaissance vocal music; for longtime fans, it’s a chance to hear some treasured favorites.

ARTISTS:
Stile Antico

PROGRAM:
William Byrd: Vigilate
John Wilbye: Draw on sweet night
Orlando Gibbons: O clap your hands together
Cristóbal de Morales: Jubilate Deo
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O vos omnes
John McCabe: Woefully Arrayed
Thomas Tallis: Gloria (Puer Natus Est mass)
Sebastián de Vivanco: Veni Dilecte mi
Jacobus Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi
William Byrd: Ecce virgo concipiet
Thomas Tallis: In Pace
Huw Watkins: The Phoenix and the Turtle
Thomas Tomkins: O Praise the Lord
 


BIOS:

London-based Stile Antico is firmly established as one of the world’s most accomplished and innovative vocal ensembles. Working without a conductor, its twelve members have thrilled audiences throughout Europe and North America with their fresh, vibrant and moving performances of Renaissance polyphony. The ensemble is renowned for the committed and expressive performances that arise from its uniquely collaborative style of working: its members rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing artistically to the musical results. The group is also noted for its intelligent programming, drawing out thematic connections between works to shine new light on Renaissance music.

Stile Antico has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals. The group enjoys a particularly close association with the Wigmore Hall, and has appeared at the BBC Proms, Buckingham Palace, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Cité de la Musique, Palais des Beaux-Arts and Luxembourg Philharmonie. Stile Antico has also enjoyed frequent tours to the US and Canada, including performances in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Vancouver, and several universities. Stile Antico’s bestselling recordings on the Harmonia Mundi label have earned accolades including the Gramophone Award for Early Music, Diapason d’or de l’année, Edison Klassiek Award and Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and have twice received Grammy® nominations.

In addition to its core repertoire, Stile Antico has given world premieres of works by John McCabe and Huw Watkins, and, most recently, Nico Muhly, whose Gentle Sleep was written to mark the group’s tenth birthday. Stile Antico’s diverse range of collaborators includes Fretwork and the Folger Consort of viols, pianist Marino Formenti, orchestra B’Rock, and Sting.
 

Alongside its concert and recording work, Stile Antico is passionate about sharing its repertoire and working style with the widest possible audience, and its masterclasses and workshops are much in demand. The group regularly leads courses at the Dartington International Summer School, and is often invited to work alongside ensembles at universities, festivals and early music forums. The support of the charitable Stile Antico Foundation has enabled Stile Antico to expand its education work in schools, and to offer annual bursaries to talented young consort singers.

Highlights of Stile Antico’s 2016-7 season include a residency at BOZAR in Brussels, performances at the Wigmore Hall, Leipzig Gewandhaus and Bruges Concertgebouw, two vists to North America, and the conclusion of the group’s acclaimed Shakespeare400 tour. Stile Antico’s eleventh recording for Harmonia Mundi, featuring the unjustly neglected sacred music of Giaches de Wert, is released early in 2017.
 


 

Upcoming concerts in Miller Theatre’s Early Music series
Single tickets: $30-$55

Orlando Consort
Rediscovering Compére
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

 



Miller Theatre’s 2016-17 season is supported by an award from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

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