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This week the City of London Sinfonia are performing in Mexico as part of the Central American Festival. With cellist Matthew Barley and oboist Dan Bates, Stephen Layton conducts orchestral works by Vaughan Williams, Warlock and John Tavener in Leon, Guadalajara and Mexico City.

"Distinguished English conductor Stephen Layton led Seattle Symphony players and vocalists in a stellar program of Vivaldi, Bach, Purcell and Handel on Friday."  

This Spring season Stephen Layton is performing in exciting venues across the globe, including in the Benaroya Hall in Seattle this weekend.

"In this performance Layton gave its drama in the fullest degree...there was plenty of bite to the orchestral string tone which was never overwhelmed by the large choral tone or the characterful wind." 

Broadcast live on Radio 3, this performance is available to listen again on BBC iplayer for 


This summer will see the Scandinavian Premiere of Sir John Tavener's 'The Veil of the Temple' in Nidaros Cathedral in Norway.  This new video features a unique interview with Stephen Layton.  

As we enter Passiontide, a new disc of Kenneth Leighton's music has been released on the Hyperion record label.  "Crucifixus pro nobis & other Choral Works", is now available on iTunes and via the Hyperion website. This taster video by....

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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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