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).
Fiori are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Continuo Foundation for our Autumn/Winter series!
Just a quick note to let you know some good news. You can see Fiori for free! When the Fiori Choir sings traditional Sunday Evensong during the Summer months.
I teased you last month with mention of Fiori Musicali's singing trip to the stunning Lake Como. So now you get to see what a great time was had by the choir because it turns out that it has some budding photographers.
Fiori have a brilliant weekend lined up so I thought it only polite to let you know what's on. Fiori's friends at the National Trust are hosting their live rehearsal on Saturday afternoon at the stunning Canon's Ashby. It's an open rehearsal which means that anyone can drop in and listen for free!
There are 2 exciting Fiori concerts over the next week to entertain you! 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.
Handel is one of the giants of the baroque. But I don't know much about him. Now, we can't be having that can we especially around Christmas when his famous work Messiah is prominent? So I asked Penelope Rapson, Director of Fiori Musicali, what she knows about the composer. It might be easier to ask what she doesn't know but here's what she told me.
It's not often that you hear of a classical music concert likened to the mudfest that is Glastonbury but that's just what you can expect from Fiori Musicali's midsummer concert at Wolfhampcote. Obviously just without the mud and rain!