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I Fagiolini: Angels, Shepherds and Demons – Bach, Monteverdi, and a pantomime from Naples

Friday 08 December 2023

7:30 pm - 8:35 pm

I Fagiolini push the boat out for Christmas: Bach, Monteverdi, and a Neapolitan baroque pantomime in which the devil really does get all the best tunes.

Singing angels, baffled shepherds, the devil shooting up into the air like a rocket – I Fagiolini is a choir that knows how to put on a show, and their Christmas concert is no exception. In baroque Naples, angels dance the tarantella; over in Spain, guitars strum, castanets snap, and the celebrations start to get spicy. Meanwhile, Bach knocks at heaven’s door, Monteverdi sets toes-a-tapping, and if none of this is what you expect from a baroque choral Christmas, trust us – it’s very much business as usual for I Fagiolini! An unusual but (very) joyful festive romp from world-class singers at the absolute peak of their game.


Bach – Cantata No 61, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Monteverdi – Beatus vir
Monteverdi – Rimanti in pace

Handel – Pifa Symphony (from Messiah)
Cristofaro Caresana – La Tarantella
Juan Francés de Iribarren – Xacara de Navidad!


I Fagiolini
Robert Hollingworth Director

Please note this concert will last for approximately 60 minutes without an interval.

Dates, Times & Book

Fri 08 Dec 7:30 PM £36/£32/£26/£16.50/£10 Book

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