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Videos from last month's concert with the SWR Vokalensemble in Stuttgart are now available.  Showcasing two world premieres by contemporary composes Phillipe Manoury and Oxana Omelchuk, these videos offer a unique persepective on the performance as they are shot from behind the singers.  

Catch a unique glimpse of the Holst SInger's rehearsing the Kyrie from Frank Martin's Mass.  This video is a showcase for their concert on Thursday 19th March which features Allegri's Miserere and works by Sanders and Messiaen.

Sunday 15th March saw Stephen Layton conduct Trinity College Choir amidst the stunning vistas of the Abbaye de Saint-Maurice in Switzerland.  The concert, given to celebrate 1500 years since the abbey's foundation, featured the world premiere of Agaunensis Cantus by Swiss composer Ivo Antognini.

This weekend Stephen Layton conducts Polyphony and the Britten Sinfonia in Amsterdam's iconic Concertgebouw.  The concert, part of the NTR Zaterdag Matinee series, will be broadcast live on Dutch radio.

This week Stephen Layton has been in Stuttgart collaborating with contemporary composers Oxana Omelchuk and Philippe Manoury as part of one of Germany's most prestigious New Music festivals: Stuttgart ECLAT Festival

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Stephen Layton

" of the world's finest interpreters of choral music..."
Classic FM Magazine

“…the effect is nothing short of electrifying…”
Gramophone Magazine (2007)

"Layton’s performances inspire the soul as they break the heart with their intense beauty."
American Record Guide (2008)

"... no words of mine can possibly do justice to the performance I have just heard in St Andrew’s Cathedral by Stephen Layton and his world beating choir Polyphony..."
Alan Cooper (2010)

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