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.

Make Annual donations.

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

Why Support La Serenissima?

  • Our work is unique. We work exclusively from our own performing editions & research.
  • Our commitment to musical discovery has unearthed extraordinary works from Ariosti to Zavateri.
  • Driven by Passion: we strive to give more people access to our music.
  • We have over 25 years’ track record in creating extraordinary culture. As a lean organisation we direct maximum resources to our mission – the music.

‘The performances by this accomplished ensemble are polished and invigorating. … a rewarding issue.’

BBC Music Magazine, Behind Closed Doors Double 5 star review (December 2021)

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 has suffered 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.

We are reliant on the generosity of donors to help raise more than £100,000 to underpin our 2022 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 Burkhill

Michael & Felicia Crystal

Elizabeth Canning*

Gillian Charlesworth*

Ian & Bronwen Fair*

David & Marilyn Faithfull

Michael & Rachel Faulkner

Gilly French & Jeremy Gray

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*

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 2021-22



La Serenissima

Company no. 8370390 | Charity no. 1154940
Registered address: Hillside, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9AH

La Serenissima is a Member of the Association of British Orchestras & a Founder Member of Opera UK.

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