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American Polyphony with Stephen Layton has entered the USA's Classical Billboard Chart at No.6.

In the UK, it is No.2 in the Specialist Classical Chart and No.7 in the Classical Artist Albums Chart.

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"Darkness, even in winning, loses; and light, even in losing, wins. Such are the aspirations and metaphysics of The Veil of the Temple" writes the late Sir John Tavener.  This Saturday, this epic all night vigil will be performed in Nidaros Cathedral, Norway.  

Polyphony's newest release "American Polyphony" is No. 1 in the Classical Chart on, the official website of BBC Music Magazine.

Listen again to an exclusive interview on Minnesota Public Radio's classical station. For the last 25 years, Stephen has been exploring choral music from the other side of the pond, recording and regularly performing the music of American composers such as Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen. But where did their music all come from?

Polyphony's latest release on Hyperion, a disc of "American Polyphony" is receiving high praise. 

5 Stars * * * * * and "Recording of the Month"  -  BBC Music Magazine

No. 2 in the Official Specialist Classical Music chart




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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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