Free concert pays homage to the Hapsburgs

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An award-winning Early Music vocal ensemble is giving a free concert at the Radcliffe Centre on May 2.

Stile Antico, currently the Musicians in Residence at the The Humanities Research Institute, University of Buckingham, have been hailed as one of the most exciting and original new voices in their field.

The free concert, Music for the Hapsburg Courts: from Josquin to Tallis, will be a performance of three works that are closely associated with three of the greatest Hapsburg monarchs: the Emperor Maximilian who greatly expanded his empire, his grandson Charles V of Spain who gathered the finest Spanish and Flemish composers of his day and Charles’ son Philip II who married Queen Mary of England.

Working without a conductor, chamber musicians Stile Antico are an ensemble of young British singers who perform regularly throughout Europe and North America. Their recordings on the Harmonia Mundi label have enjoyed great success, winning awards including the Diapason d’Or de l’année and the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, while also being nominated for the Grammys. Their release Song of Songs won the 2009 Gramophone Award for Early Music and reached the top of the US Classical Chart.

Their engagements have included the BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, major festivals throughout Europe, Lebanon, Mexico and venues across the US and Canada. The group has toured with Sting, appearing in Europe, Australia and the Far East.

Stile Antico will also be playing at a special University of Buckingham Honorary Graduation Ceremony at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Buckingham, later in May.

The concert starts at 7.30pm. There will be free drinks and nibbles.