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Stile Antico performs music of “Passion and Resurrection” Apr. 6

April 3, 2013

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music presents Stile Antico in “Passion and Resurrection,” a program exploring the music composed for Passiontide and Easter.

Stile Antico is an ensemble of young British singers, now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field. The ensemble performs and rehearses as chamber musicians do—without a conductor. Their recordings on the Harmonia Mundi label have twice attracted Grammy nominations, and their 2009 Song of Songs won the Gramophone Award for Early Music and reached the top of the U.S. Classical Chart.

The program, “Passion and Resurrection,” features music of dramatic contrasts exploring the musical texts inspired by the events of Holy Week and Easter. Two settings of “Woefully Arrayed” are a focal point of the program, one by the early renaissance English composer William Cornysh (1465-1523), and the other a recent work written especially for Stile Antico by John McCabe (b. 1939). The remaining repertoire, representing a diverse cross-section of Renaissance composers from England and the European continent, includes works by Gibbons, Tallis, Lassus, Victoria, Morales, Taverner, Gombert, Lobo, Crecquillon, Lhéritier, and Byrd.

The concert begins at 5 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Marquand Chapel, located at at 409 Prospect Street, New Haven. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.yale.edu/ism.