Ghislieri Choir & Consort on Amadeus
Amadeus, one of the most relevant music magazines in Italy, will dedicate its September issue to Ghislieri Choir & Consort on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the foundation of Collegio Ghislieri. The magazine will be sold together with the live recording of Handel’s Messiah with Rachel Redmond, Raffaele Pe, Nick Pritchard, Benjamin Bevan and Ghislieri Choir & Consort, conducted by Giulio Prandi in March 2017 inside Teatro Fraschini, in Pavia.
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Ghislieri Choir & Consort
Ghislieri Choir & Consort is a vocal and instrumental ensemble specialized in Italian sacred music of the 18th century. With regular invitations from major international festivals and prestigious European concert halls; from 2010 the ensemble records for Sony International. The ensemble was born in 2003 in the historic Ghislieri College of Pavia by the meeting between its director, Giulio Prandi, and the musicians Jorge Alberto Guerrero, Maria Cecilia Farina and Marco Bianchi.
In addition to the consecrated authors of the late baroque and classical repertoire, with a special predilection for Mozart’s sacred production, the ensemble is passionately devoted to the rediscovery of the sacred Italian repertoire of the 18h century, displaying regularly in concert rare or unpublished works found through constant research work
The recording activity of Ghislieri Choir & Consort is mainly devoted to this repertoire.
After his debut on the Italian magazine Amadeus with a CD on Giacomo Antonio Perti, in 2010 began a major project with Sony – Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, which led in 2011 to the publishing of an album dedicated to the sacred work of Galuppi and, in 2013, in a new album dedicated to Jommelli.
The third volume of the series is devoted to Perez’ “Mattutino de’ Morti”, recorded in 2013 as part of a partnership project with the Fondation Royaumont which included a European tour with concerts in Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Romania. In 2016 Sony published the live recording “Handel in Rome”, in collaboration with NDR-Norddeutsche Rundfunk and France Musique.
In December 2014, Amadeus dedicated Ghislieri Choir & Consort the issue celebrating its 25th anniversary by publishing a CD containing the live recordings made by France Musique of a concert at the Festival d’Ambronay, with Haendel’s Dixit Dominus and Jommelli’s Beatus vir.
The ensemble also proposed projects with reduced staff aimed to explore specific repertoires. Projects to investigate the Italian late polyphony (mid 18th century) are regularly carried out and proposed with a vocal ensemble accompanied by continuo, and also the production of instrumental Italian Baroque and late Baroque chamber music, gathering in the first instrumental solo parts of the ensemble.
Among the numerous billboards that have hosted Ghislieri Choir & Consort, we recall: the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest, Auditorium de Lyon, Arsenal de Metz, Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, Ambronay Festival, Festival Besancon, Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Fondation Royaumont, Oude Muziek Utrecht, Amuz – Festival Van Vlaanderen AntwerpMITO, Festival Pergolesi-Spontini, Monteverdi Festival in Cremona, Stresa Festival.
Future projects include concerts in France, Germany, Belgium, Malta, Austria and the debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.