Fiori are honoured to have been invited to join forces with CHOIR OF THE EARTH in a project that they are embarking on to record the Monteverdi’s Marian Vespers of 1610. Founded by Mark Strachan (who was awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2022 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to musicians), CHOIR OF THE EARTH are a unique choir, drawing together singers from all corners of the world to perform and record glorious choral works under the expert tuition of their artistic director Ben England (who was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2021 by the Queen in recognition of his services to choral singing during the pandemic).
Christmas is coming and Fiori are delighted to announce that you can now purchase our CDs online – perfect stocking fillers to remind you of our live concerts. Please visit our CD page to see the full list of Fiori CDs currently available
Fiori are thrilled to have been awarded a further grant from the Continuo Foundation for our summer series of concerts. Thank you Continuo Foundation for helping Fiori to spread our wings in a series of fascinating summer concerts & workshops, with long term musical colleagues & young people. 2023 is a red letter year for the nation and for Fiori.
After my first couple of Fiori concerts it was obvious that there was a gap in my classical and baroque knowledge. I can easily enjoy the music without knowing the technical bits but I rock the geek chic (or I'm just a geek) so I like to know the whys and wherefores.
On the occasion of Fiori Musicali’s performance of their ‘Vivaldi’s Venice’ at Bilton Grange Chapel, I thought I’d have a chat with one of the main instrumentalists of the evening, Heidi Fardell. Heidi’s instrument is quite familiar for many of us. It’s often the first experience that we have playing music. ‘London’s Burning’ might give you a clue.
It may be cold and wintry in the UK but Vivaldi so easily reminds us of tempestuous summer days in his L'Estade Presto (Summer) from The Four Seasons.
Fiori Musicali play concertos from baroque greats Vivaldi, Handel and Bach – in the ancient church of St Mary Magdalene 28 July 2013. To celebrate high summer, Fiori will delight you with a performance of music from the high baroque (a phrase to describe music from the latter years of the baroque period 1600-1750) in their annual summer concert in the beautiful estate church at Castle Ashby.
Fiori Musicali have a residency with The National Trust at Canons Ashby and so we're lucky enough to see them perform at the stunning Priory Church. Friday is one of those occasions! Fiori players are joined by Soprano Judit Felszeghy for Halcyon Summer performance of works by Handel, Telemann and Corelli. It's sure to be a gorgeous evening of beautiful music, with an optional garden picnic and Pimms at 6pm to make it that bit more of a treat.
Fiori Musicali have a residency at Canons Ashby which saw them perform at the National Trust several times last week. Every performance there is special but it was even more so this week as it was to celebrate the opening of the newly restored baroque gardens and to commemorate 300 years of baroque composer Corelli.
Considering I’m ‘Fiori Fan’, it's pretty bad that I’ve not seen Fiori Musicali play live despite them being local. So I put that to rights on Thursday when I took a nice drive over Bilton Grange, a lovely old school in Dunchurch, Warwickshire. Friendly greeting from Fiori Musical at Bilton GrangeI was greeted by a grand building and some friendly students who eagerly opened the door for me - a great first impression. Service with a smile!