You won’t just get sparkling quality music with a Fiori performance. Oh no! To give you even more of a sense of occasion, boss lady Penelope Rapson recounts the history of the composers, their music and the times in which it was created.
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.
Ok I'll stop talking about Fiori's 30th anniversary. Only after I tell you the news! There's a brand spanking new Autumn/Winter brochure. It's full to the brim with a great variety of performances on offer, all the way through to that big C winter celebration. I know it's August (just) but yes, I'm talking Christmas.
It's that time of year where the summer's drawing to a close. But suspend your dismay, summer is still in full swing! As you know, it's Fiori's 30th birthday. There have been some gorgeous summer performances to mark the occasion and the celebrations continue next month.
Fiori Musicali take a trip to yet another stunning location this Sunday 11th August to mark 30 years since their founding. And what a show you can expect!
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 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!
Who doesn't love Bonfire night? Forgetting the allegations of torture and the whole Gunpowder Plot (basically everything associated with it), I love Bonfire Night. It reminds me of the firework displays I went to as a child, wrapped up in at least 100 layers, whooshing my sparkler around to spell my name with the light, the smell of hotdogs and the sound of classical music drifting through the crisp cold air to stir the senses.
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!