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Catherine Groom catches up with Stephen Layton, for whom this December brings a plethora of significat milestones.

"I feel a strength of conviction that the innter voice that I hear, of the sounds that I'm wanting to bring to life, and I hear an unshakeable something in my head"

A new recording, Howells: Collegium Regale is now available on Hyperion Records.

For a taste of the magic of the recording sessions in Coventry Cathedral, UK, you can watch this new video from The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge.

There was once rather a lot of coal in Newcastle.  If you had coals to sell, it was really not a sensible destination.  This was a sentiment the singers and musicians of Polyphony and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment echoed last week.  They were daring to travel to Germany to offer them Bach.

2016 is a year of significant milestones for Stephen Layton. In the year that he turns 50, he also marks 10 years as Director of Music at Trinity College, and 30 years since Polyphony was formed.  

In the March 2016 edition of Gramophone Magazine, Martin Cullingford speaks to Stephen Layton about his career so far.  

On 1 April Hyperion Records will release a new album with The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge singing the music of Herbert Howells.  Howells: Collegium Regale & other choral works follows their Gramophone Award winning recording of Howells released in 2012.  

Pre-order your copy on iTunes now!

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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)

"Stephen Layton's choir is - without doubt - the finest in the country."
Sir John Tavener

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