Fiori Musicali first came to Stationers' Hall in 1992, performing Purcell's ode Hail! Bright Cecilia on the exact tercentenary of the ode's first performance there on St Cecilia's Day, 22 November 1692. This event pointed up an important connection between Stationers' Hall and St Cecilia, patron saint of music.
Before the 1670s public concerts in England were a rarity. Amongst the very first were concerts at Stationers' Hall (rebuilt in 1672 after the Great Fire of London); and by the 1680s the custom had grown of celebrating St Cecilia's Day there with publicly attended performances and banqueting.
Fiori's modern-day events (like their 17th-century predecessors) seek to fête music's patron saint in the fullest manner possible - through good food, fine wine, convivial company and, most importantly, first-rate music.
Fiori Musicali are one of the UK’s principal providers of baroque and classical music outside London.
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