Fiori’s traditional midsummer concert in the isolated mediæval church at Wolfhampcote.
Radiant choral music by Palestrina – one of the greatest composers of the renaissance – including his magnificent 6-part mass for Pope Marcellus.
Palestrina – Missa Papae Marcelli
Palestrina – Tu es Petrus
Tavener – Song for Athene
Fiori Musicali Choir, Penelope Rapson director
Join us afterwards to picnic in the dusk by candlelight!
The old village of Wolfhampcote is located west of the A45 road near Braunston (which is in Northamptonshire), and can be reached by a track from the main A45 road, or by a lane from Flecknoe. Today the only remains of the village are a cottage, a farmhouse, and the old vicarage, located some distance away.
The area around the old village is rich in industrial archaeology. The remains of the original route of the Oxford Canal, which was abandoned in the 1830s, can be traced through the area. There are also the remains of two abandoned railway lines, the old Weedon to Leamington Spa railway, which passed quite close to the church but closed in 1963, and the Great Central Railway, which closed in 1966.
The most notable surviving feature of the village is the isolated mediaeval church of St Peter – indeed, virtually all that remains. It waits proudly by the side of a field, providing the atmospheric backdrop for Fiori Musical's evocative music, perfomed by candlelight.
Fiori Musicali are one of the UK’s principal providers of baroque and classical music outside London.
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