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December 2017

A Crown of Roses – Millichope Park, Shropshire

December 19, 2017|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Millichope Park Shropshire, + Google Map

Fieri explores depictions of Mary in folk and polyphonic music, presenting Christmas music by composers from Praetorius to Rutter, with arrangements of some of Europe's best-loved traditional carols alongside intricate polyphony. Tickets here

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A Crown of Roses – St Thomas’ Church, Salisbury

December 21, 2017|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Thomas Church Salisbury, + Google Map
£15

Fieri explores depictions of Mary in folk and polyphonic music, presenting Christmas music by composers from Praetorius to Rutter, with arrangements of some of Europe's best-loved traditional carols alongside intricate polyphony. Tickets here

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A Crown of Roses – St Andrew’s Church, Yetminster

December 22, 2017|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Church Street
Yetminster, Dorset United Kingdom
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Fieri explores depictions of Mary in folk and polyphonic music, presenting Christmas music by composers from Praetorius to Rutter, with arrangements of some of Europe's best-loved traditional carols alongside intricate polyphony.   Tickets here

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February 2018

Love and Fortune: A Noble Legacy – Georgian Concert Society

February 10, 2018|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Andrew’s & St George’s West Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map
£20

From haunting melancholy to stormy passion, the Fieri Consort explores the powerfully expressive influence of Cipriano de Rore on the generations of composers who followed him. Includes madrigals by Rore, Marenzio, de Wert, Ingegneri, Willaert and Monteverdi, as well as music for harp and theorbo.

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Il Pastor Fido

February 23, 2018|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Keble College Oxford, + Google Map
£20

Luca Marenzio’s seventh book of madrigals (1595) is notable for drawing its texts from Guarini’s tragicomedy play Il pastor fido (The Faithful Shepherd). The collection is arranged to follow the courtship between two lovers Amarilli and Martillo and represents an important step between the 15th-century madrigal and 16th-century opera. It is said that ‘Marenzio broke a path along which Monteverdi could proceed’ and indeed the latter was strongly influenced by Marenzio’s work. Fieri will explore this connection through a selection…

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March 2018

The Courtesan’s Gaze

March 24, 2018|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Brompton Cemetery Chapel, Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road
London, SW109UG
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TICKETS HERE The Courtesan's Gaze takes its name from the duet 'Begl'occhi' and is inspired by the famous and controversial portrait of Barbara Strozzi holding the viewer's gaze. Barbara’s father Giulio Strozzi led an academic study group for whom Barbara performed and composed music as a young woman. It has been believed for centuries that she also acted as a courtesan in this circle and was part of considerable scandal. Several satires were published about these musical and intellectual meetings…

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May 2018

Il Pastor Fido – Cambridge Early Music Festival

May 10, 2018|8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sidney Sussex College Chapel, Cambridge + Google Map
£23

Luca Marenzio’s seventh book of madrigals (1595) is notable for drawing its texts from Guarini’s tragicomedy play Il pastor fido (The Faithful Shepherd). The collection is arranged to follow the courtship between two lovers, Amarilli and Martillo, and represents an important step between the 15th-century madrigal and 16th-century opera. It is said that ‘Marenzio broke a path along which Monteverdi could proceed’ and indeed the latter was strongly influenced by Marenzio’s work. Il Pastor Fido​ became a popular source of…

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The Courtesan’s Gaze Salisbury

May 25, 2018|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Martin’s Church Salisbury, SP1 2HY United Kingdom + Google Map
£15

The Courtesan's Gaze takes its name from the duet 'Begl'occhi' and is inspired by the famous and controversial portrait of Barbara Strozzi holding the viewer's gaze. Barbara’s father Giulio Strozzi led an academic study group for whom Barbara performed and composed music as a young woman. It has been believed for centuries that she also acted as a courtesan in this circle and was part of considerable scandal. Several satires were published about these musical and intellectual meetings where apparently…

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The Courtesan’s Gaze Broadstone

May 26, 2018|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St John’s Church, Broadstone BH18 8AR United Kingdom + Google Map
£15

The Courtesan's Gaze takes its name from the duet 'Begl'occhi' and is inspired by the famous and controversial portrait of Barbara Strozzi holding the viewer's gaze. Barbara’s father Giulio Strozzi led an academic study group for whom Barbara performed and composed music as a young woman. It has been believed for centuries that she also acted as a courtesan in this circle and was part of considerable scandal. Several satires were published about these musical and intellectual meetings where apparently…

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June 2018

The Unknown Traveller

June 9, 2018|6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parish Church of Lady St Mary, Wareham
Dorset, BH20 4ND
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£18

The Fieri Consort present a carefully picked selection of Italian madrigals ‘Englished’ by an unknown gentleman, published in the 1588 anthology Musica Transalpina, featuring works by Ferrabosco, Conversi, Marenzio, Lasso and Palestrina, as well as England’s own William Byrd. The intimate relationship between words and music was maintained as far as possible to demonstrate the key to the Italian madrigal form, and English composers took inspiration from the Italian style but made it their own. Hence the English madrigal was…

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