Stephen Layton

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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

A new disc of choral works by Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds has been released on Hyperion Records.  Watch exclusive videos of Only in Sleep, O Salutaris Hostia and theTrinity Te Deum.



Stephen Layton and Handel’s Messiah go hand in hand in the festive season.   Last week, Stephen started his Messiah season with two performances in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall in Northern Ireland. 

As Artistic Director of this annual festival, it is my delight to introduce this year's programme.   At the end of a year of reflection and commemoration of the start of World War I, our annual Christmas Festival celebrates themes of rebirth and creation in music which gives us all, whatever our beliefs, faith in...

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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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