Founded in 1983 by director Dr Penelope Rapson, Fiori are one of the principal providers of professional classical and early music concerts outside London.
Fiori’s repertoire stretches from late renaissance to early romantic and beyond: from Monteverdi’s famous Vespers of 1610 to the colourful world of Schubert’s Vienna, always capturing something of how the music first sounded. We champion music from England’s renaissance and baroque, and we have a particular fondness for the English choral tradition.
Our concerts have included Fiori’s choir singing Taverner’s Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas and Tallis’ 40-part motet Spem in Alium with James Bowman at Stationers’ Hall, City of London, and Latin Grammy award-winning Spanish guitarist José María Gallardo de Rey, “the guitarist of his generation” (Classical Guitar) who joined us for Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez on several occasions.
Fiori appear in many guises – as a choir, as a small chamber ensemble and as a chamber orchestra; and our CDs include Tallis, Vivaldi, Bach, Zelenka and much else besides.