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Enriching life by sharing our passion for Italian baroque music.

La Serenissima exists to bring the life-affirming music of 18th-century Venice, Northern Italy & related composers to a global audience.

Support La Serenissima

There are a number of ways you can support La Serenissima, either by donating a one off or annual amount below, or through the Serene Recovery Fund.

Make a one off donation.

If you are donating over £250 please Contact Us about becoming a patron.

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Make Annual donations.

If you are donating over £250 please Contact Us about becoming a patron.

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  • We have been described as ‘one of the most vibrant early music ensembles in Europe today’ Wigmore Hall.
  • We have twice won the Gramophone Award for Baroque Instrumental & have topped the UK Specialist Classical Chart

  • Our music has been chosen for international advertising, TV & film – most recently for Beats holiday campaign (2022).

  • Outreach for primary school children & Emerging Artist Chairs continue to broaden access & opportunity.

  • The group has attracted more than 110,000 monthly Spotify listeners in 2022.

  • Our contribution to Italian culture is recognised by a partnership with the Italian Embassy to the UK.

Why Support La Serenissima?

  • Our work is unique. We work exclusively from our own performing editions & research.
  • We have nearly 30 years’ track record in creating extraordinary culture. As a lean organisation we direct maximum resources to our mission – the music.

  • Our commitment to musical discovery has unearthed extraordinary works by neglected composers: from Ariosti to Zavateri.

  • Driven by passion: we package our world-class performances to excite listeners beyond the core classical music following. In doing so, we strive to give more people access to our music.

“The Vivaldi performed by La Serenissima is a revelation, new interpretations that reveal that some of these unknown concertos have the gravitas, innovation and profound seriousness, as any music written in the 20th century.”

Facebook Follower, 2022

Why Support Now?

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt across the performing arts sector. As a touring ensemble, with neither a regular venue nor recurrent funding, La Serenissima continues to suffer a dramatic loss of earned income to support its mission.

Since the pandemic, we have had to take unprecedented steps to keep the group operational and connect to audiences. Although many industries have been able to bounce back from the pandemic, the performing arts sector continues to grapple with lower box office figures since 2020. This has dramatically reduced the number of invitations to programme orchestral and large-scale projects and represents the single biggest threat to La Serenissima’s mission and sustainability.

The role of patronage in the Arts has never been more important. La Serenissima is reliant on the generosity of donors to help raise more than £100,000 to underpin our 2023 artistic programme.

We can only keep going with your support.

Thank you for your support


La Serenissima is extremely grateful to its family of supporters, without whom delivery of its mission would be impossible.


His Excellency The Ambassador of Italy to the UK


Antoine Bommelaer*

Guy Burkill KC

Michael & Felicia Crystal

Elizabeth Canning*

Gillian Charlesworth*

Ian & Bronwen Fair*

David & Marilyn Faithfull

Michael & Rachel Faulkner

Gilly French & Jeremy Gray

Mike Giacaman

Barry GregsonAllcott

Pamela Harper

Joanne & John Hindle*

Elliot Grant & Janet Thompson*

Diane & Peter Howarth

Jonathan Julyan*

Professor Martin Kemp*

Mary Kane & Tony Loader

Tony & Criona Mackintosh*

Hilary & Grant McGowan

Ione McMahon

Helen Middleton-Price

Ben Mazower

John Osborn CBE*

Dr Glenys Phillips*

Ian Pollock*

Sarah Priday*

Tom & Hilde Purves

John & Anne Robertson*

Bill & Valerie Sellwood

Gerard & Sally Strahan*

Lara Veroner Gubitosi

Ted Wake*

Mark West*

Seán & Janet White*

Alison Wilkinson*

Marian Williams*

Diana Woolley*

Hilary Younger*

& other donors who wish to remain Anonymous

*denotes a donor to the Serene Recovery Fund


La Serenissima is grateful to the following trusts for their support during 2022-23