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.Read MoreA week of festivals & fashion!
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.Read MoreSee Fiori live!
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.Read MoreCanons Ashby
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!Read MoreVivaldi’s Venice at Bilton Grange 30th May
Did you catch '2Day' on Friday? Radio 2 mixed things up for the day, changing the scheduling to showcase the variety of music played by the station with this year's focus on the 'Orchestra'. Each programme looked at the groups of instruments in an orchestra throughout the day. I liked that I was learning as well as enjoying a brilliant mix of music. For example did you know that an orchestra does not include a saxophone?Read MoreFrom 2Day to Baroque
After the crowds have enjoyed the matinée performance, Fiori bring you an evening concert at The Castle 7:45pm. Once again the Chamber Orchestra are joined by Kerstin Linder-Dewan - solo violin, to bring you a sparkling programme.Read MoreBaroque Double Bill
This Saturday Fiori Musicali bring you two very different concerts at The Castle in Wellingborough. For the past three weeks Fiori players have been coaching young people from Northamptonshire in the art of baroque.Read MoreThe future’s bright!
Claire Babington is an expert cellist performing with Fiori on Sunday so being a nosey soul, I thought that I’d have a chat with her and give you the low down on this exciting young artist.Read MoreMeet Claire Babington
Have you promised yourself that you'll get out a bit more this year? Perhaps you're like me and want to find more out about the history of Northamptonshire and the beautiful location in the county? Maybe you'd like see more live musical performances? Well, this is a post for you!Read MoreSulgrave Manor
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.Read MoreHandel’s Messiah explained