July News from La Serenissima

2022-08-03 10:53:38

Earlier this month we treated guests of Martin Randall Travel to the modern premieres of music by Vinacessi (c.1670-1719) and Bigaglia (c.1678-1745) in Lavenham, as part of the Music in Great Suffolk Churches festival.

We also ran a photo shoot with Lia Vittone in the Cotswold home of our Chairman, thanks to the generosity of a handful of La Serenissima donors. We are immensely grateful for this much-needed facelift!

New images captured include:

Out Now!

New single out to stream from forthcoming album Vivaldi’s Women! Pre-order the album here!
This is one of the most sensuous tracks on the record – Vivaldi at his most sublime.Cur sagittas, cur tela, cur faces, RV 637, III. Aria. Andante “In te beate Pater” featuring contralto Jessica Dandy.

An Englishman Abroad

La Serenissima takes to the road in September with a new programme. Please join us!

A celebration of the music of English violinist & composer Nicola Matteis the Younger, whose Italian father was a colleague of Henry Purcell. Matteis spent most of his career in Vienna composing vibrant ballet music & leading the court orchestra. This concert includes Purcell’s soulful Chacony and Vivaldi’s violin concerto ‘Il Favorito’ – the Emperor’s favourite.

29 September St Martin in the Fields, London – book now
30 September St James Church, Chipping Campden – book now
1 October John Innes Conference Centre, Norwich – book now

This tour has been made possible by a grant from Continuo Foundation & and a donation from John Osborn CBE.

Can you help us? 🙏

Many of you will know that since the pandemic, La Serenissima has suffered a dramatic reduction in earned income because of the inevitable reduction in performances. Fundraising has become essential to our survival. Whilst we are exploring a new business model for future seasons to enable a growth in public events, we need to build our funding base to keep the group’s work alive.

This tour has been made possible by a grant from Continuo Foundation & and a donation from John Osborn CBE.

Can you help us? 🙏

Many of you will know that since the pandemic, La Serenissima has suffered a dramatic reduction in earned income because of the inevitable reduction in performances. Fundraising has become essential to our survival. Whilst we are exploring a new business model for future seasons to enable a growth in public events, we need to build our funding base to keep the group’s work alive.

The Serene Recovery Fund continues to run and we are part of the way towards reaching our £100,000 target – but we’re not there yet. If you can donate to this, please hop on board here.
 
We are raising money to make the album An Englishman Abroad and are seeking an Album Sponsor (£10,000) and multiple Track Sponsors (£1,000 a track) to make the project possible. If you are interested in supporting this, please contact camilla@laserenissma.co.uk
 
Our new donations page is accepting credit card payments via Stripe. Please visit if you’d like to make a donation by credit card.

Buying & streaming our music helps us grow & generates revenue.

Sharing & engaging with our social media helps us to reach new audiences and gain new fans.

Lobbying your local venue or festival for a La Serenissima concert is also helpful because it reminds promoters that there is audience demand for our music.

And remember you can raise free donations for La Serenissima when you shop using Amazon Smile or Give As You Live. It all adds up.

Thank you for your support.

Thanks to Patron Jonathan Julyan for sharing his caption suggestions for some of the new pictures including this one… ‘And Adrian still thinks we actually like playing Vivaldi, doesn’t he?’


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