Ghislieri Choir & Consort
Ghislieri Choir & Consort is an Italian vocal and instrumental ensemble specialized in the sacred repertoire of the eighteenth century. Founded in 2003 by its conductor, Giulio Prandi, it has been regularly invited by major international festivals and featured in prestigious European concert halls, including BOZAR Musique – Brussels, International Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, Enescu Festival in Bucharest, Ambronay Festival , Auditorium National de Lyon, Metz Arsenal, Besançon Festival, La Chaise-Dieu Festival, Rouen Opera, Royaumont Foundation, Oude Muziek Utrecht, De Singel and AMUZ in Antwerp, MaFestival Bruges, Festival MITO, Festival of Stresa, Festival Monteverdi di Cremona, Pergolesi-Spontini Festival of Jesi.
In January 2018, it will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, two concerts at the Valletta International Baroque Festival and a celebratory evening at the Fraschini Theater in Pavia. The ensemble’s concerts were broadcast by RAI – Radio 3, Culturebox – France Télévisions, Avro Klassiek, Radio Klara, France Musique, RTBF Musiq’3, Norddeutsche Rundfunk.
After the debut album for Amadeus, he produced a series of records for Sony – Deutsche Harmonia Mundi devoted to the authors who most represent their constant work of research on the ancient repertoire: Baldassarre Galuppi, Niccolò Jommelli, Davide Perez, and a live recording consecrated to Händel’s Roman production.
In December 2014, the magazine Amadeus dedicated to Ghislieri Choir & Consort the issue celebrating its 25 years. In January 2018, a new volume dedicated to Pergolesi will be published for Arcana (Outhere), with the rare Mass in D Major and the unreleased Mottettone Dignas laudes. Ghislieri Choir & Consort is the ensemble in residence of the historic Collegio Ghislieri of Pavia, where it develops its artistic project through constant research and reharsing. Since 2017, the research activities of the ensemble are supported by a Scientific Committee established in partnership with the Musicology and Cultural Heritage Department of the University of Pavia. In 2018 and 2019 Ghislieri Choir & Consort will be featured in concerts in Italy, France, Holland, Belgium , Germany, Malta, Norway and Spain.