A music group based in Preston Capes will be getting people ready for the Christmas season with a special concert next week.
The popular group Fiori Musicali will be encouraging people to get into the festive spirit with their annual performance of Mr Handel’s Messiah at the Guildhall Northampton on Tuesday, December 23.
Fiori are one of the key providers of baroque and early music concerts outside London and have been playing to thousands of music lovers each season.
It will be the final concert of a busy year which has included performances around the region, in London, and abroad in Budapest.
But for their big traditional Christmas concert they return to Northampton to celebrate the festive season in style at the Guildhall with their popular performance of Mr Handel’s Messiah replete with all the trumpets, drums, choir, soloists and the orchestra of Fiori Musicali in full swing.
Handel’s music has been popular with English audiences ever since the early 1700s and Messiah makes a wonderful start to Christmas with its famous rousing Hallelujah chorus.
It was said that King George II was so impressed with this chorus when he heard it that he actually stood up for it, and audiences ever since stand up for the moment in the piece.
This performance is very special both for Northamptonshire and for Fiori Musicali.
They may appear far and wide this year, but the professional orchestra Fiori Musicali always design their winter series concerts in and around Northamptonshire so that when they finally reach Christmas they can celebrate by bringing the year’s biggest and most impressive performance right to the heart of our county.
Tickets are selling fast and it is recommended to book them as soon as possible.
They are available by calling the box office on 01327 360931 or visiting www.fiori-musicali.com.
Ticket prices from £20 to £30 for the top of the range seats.
Discounted tickets are available for children, students, unemployed and blue badge holders.
The group is also performing at The Priory Church in Canons Ashby on Sunday.
Among the fare will be well known favourites including In Dulci Jubilo, familiar to all who attend Christmas carol services or listen to the Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve.
The concert begins at 6pm. Tickets for the show cost between £15 and £20 but views may be restricted for part of the concert. Call 01327 360931 or visiting www.fiori-musicali.com for tickets.