A week of festivals & fashion!

There are 2 exciting Fiori concerts over the next week to entertain you!

St Peter's, Wolhampcote
St Peter’s, Wolhampcote

First off is Fiori’s traditional choral concert at St Peter’s Church, Wolfhampcote this Sunday 29 June.  This venue is Fiori’s version of Glastonbury; a remarkable occasion when both audience and Fiori Choir make for this isolated church in the middle of nowhere (so be prepared for a mini adventure to seek it out) to enjoy glorious renaissance choral music.

Learning point: Renaissance describes the era between medieval and baroque (approximately between 1400-1600), a time which is often described as the Golden age of English choral music. 

On the bill this weekend is music by some of the finest English Tudor composers: Tallis, Byrd, Sheppard and Taverner, including William Byrd’s  Mass for 5 voices.

Fiori Musicali Choir at Wolfhampcote

To fully appreciate the festival feeling, how about joining us afterwards to picnic at dusk in this atmospheric setting? Tickets are available from the box office on 01327 360931 or simply book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/fiori.

Judit Felszeghy Penelope Rapson Fiori Musicali Canons Ashby

Corelli, Bach & Handel

Then on Thursday 3 July soprano Judit Felszeghy (in full 18th-century costume, far right) joins Fiori’s players for fashionable virtuoso baroque music by Bach, Corelli and Handel at the Museum and Art Gallery in Northampton.

The Art Gallery has the largest collection of historical footwear in the world, some 12,000 pairs of shoes are displayed so it’s well worth a visit for you fashionistas and shoe lovers!

Kerstin Linder-DewarStar violinist Kerstin Linder-Dewan takes centre stage, performing brilliant baroque sonatas, including Corelli’s famous la Folia. Fiori’s concert forms part of the University of Northampton’s Fashion and Footwear Festival which runs until 6th July 2014.

There’s an optional buffet available after the concert to finish the evening nicely! Tickets are available from the box office 01327 360931 or you can book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/fiori.