Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Gloria


Friday 7th October
19:15 – Doors open
20:00 – Concert begins
22:00 – Final doors

Programme to include

Purcell – The Plaint
Handel – Ombra mai fu
Handel – Lascia ch’io pianga
Handel – Eternal source of light divine
Rameau – tristes apprets
Purcell – two daughters duet
Purcell – hark how the songsters 
Vivaldi – in furore 
Vivaldi – nulla in mundo pax sincera
Vivaldi – duet from Gloria (laudamus te)
Monteverdi – Pur ti miro
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

London Concertante with Fair Oriana


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. The programme will include works by Handel, Purcell, Rameau, Monteverdi and Vivaldi, including ‘laudamus te’ from Vivaldi’s Gloria.

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.

The UK based chamber orchestra, London Concertante, regularly perform up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. Regularly selling out venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble performs in some of the most prestigious venues around Britain and abroad, with recent tours taking them to USA, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Spain and France. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since their founding in 1991.


We are really sorry but we are not able to offer refunds for our events. However, if the event cannot go ahead for any reason, including Covid-19 restrictions, it will be rescheduled and moved to an alternative date and your tickets will also be transferred to this new date.


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