London Concertante presents- Vivaldi’s Gloria and Seasons by Candlelight

  • Event
  • Sunday, 16 October 2022
  • 7.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Manchester Cathedral
London Concertante presents- Vivaldi’s Gloria and Seasons by Candlelight

About this event

If you're looking for a romantic candlelit experience, want to enjoy some classical music greats from the baroque period in a gorgeous setting, then this is the concert for you! UK based chamber orchestra London Concertante regularly performs up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991.

London Concertante are joining with vocal duo Fair Oriana, historical repertoire specialists, for a programme of Baroque masterpieces. London Concertante are delighted to perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons alongside some of the best vocal pieces of the Baroque period. If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

Known for the purity of their voices and trade-mark blend, Fair Oriana specialise in singing historical repertoire. Specialist early music sopranos Angela Hicks and Penelope Appleyard joined forces in 2019 to form Fair Oriana, a duo that mixes their passion for historical music with entertaining staging and contemporary influences. The two singers have been praised for their acting abilities as part of their performances and like to bring theatre to some of their concert programmes.

Programme to include:


    • Programme: 
      • Henry Purcell – The Plaint
      • George. F Handel – Ombra mai fu
      • Handel – Lascia ch’io pianga
      • Handel – Eternal source of light divine
      • Jean-Philippe Rameau – tristes apprets
      • Purcell – two daughters duet
      • Purcell – hark how the songsters 
      • Antonia Vivaldi – in furore 
      • Vivaldi – nulla in mundo pax sincera
      • Vivaldi – duet from Gloria (laudamus te)
      • Claudio Monteverdi – Pur ti miro
      • Vivaldi – Four Seasons
    • Performers: 
      • Fair Oriana (Angela Hicks and Penelope Appleyard)
      • London Concertante 

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