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Tune into BBC Radio 3 tomorrow to hear Stephen Layton conducting Bach's B Minor Mass live from Trinity College Chapel.  The Orchestra of the Age of Enlgihtenment joins Trinity College Choir as they they launch Trinity College's celebrations of the 700th anniversary of King's Hall.

“The Choir of Trinity College can do no wrong with Layton in command” writes Melanie Eskenazi (Music OMH) of their recent performance of Bach: Mass in B minor. 

“No one could ask for more incisive attack, more control of volume of greater understanding in terms of the shaping of phrases...

Leading Australian classical music and arts magazine Limelight has announced Stephen Layton's Howells: Collegium Regale & other choral works as its Recording of the Year 2016.  Recorded in Coventry Cathedral with Trinity College Choir, this is the second disc of...

What a difference a conductor makes. The Seattle Symphony’s guest maestro for this year’s “Messiah” performances put his own expert stamp on Handel’s most famous oratorio. Imaginative, lively, and full of drama, this was a “Messiah” worth the audience’s “hallelujah.”

"Layton’s approach to Handel’s popular masterpiece is full of insight, and the result a performance to be remembered – and with Messiah, that’s saying something" 

One of the 9 Messiah performances Layton will conduct across the globe this season, this performance in...

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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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