Stephen Layton

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This Spring sees peformances across Europe of Stephen Layton's Reformation and Revolution programme.  A profound juxtaposition of English renaissance polyphony and liturgical texts set by contemporary Baltic composers, the programme has already been performed in Hamburg and Leipzig...

This holy week, Stephen Layton and Polyphony join forces with the Britten Sinfonia for their annual perfomance of Bach's St John Passion.  Set at the iconic St John's Smith Square in the shadow of Westminster, this is a collaboration not to be missed.  

Stephen Layton's new recording of Bach's B minor Mass is now available for pre-order on iTunes until its official release date of Friday 2nd March 2018.

Recorded in Trinity College Chapel, the much-anticipated double disc album features the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge. 

A documentary about Stephen Layton and British Choral Music, including rehearsal footage with Polyphony and an exclusive interview.  

Watch the premiere of Oxana Omelchuk's Gaunerlieder with SWR Vokalensemble at Stuttgart's Eclat New Music Festival.
 

 

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Stephen Layton

"...one 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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