Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri

Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri

Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri
Orchestra and Choir

Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri, in permanent residence at the Centro di Musica Antica della Fondazione Ghislieri in Pavia, is considered one of the most original Italian groups in the field of historically informed music.


    The deep passion of its conductor Giulio Prandi for the Italian repertory of 18th Century's sacred music, shared and supported by the musicians who form its permanent core within the comprehensive context of Ghislieri Foundation, made it possible to develop a unique project in its domain: to re-create the model of the great musical cappelle of the 18th Century in order to give new life to both the pillars of Baroque and Classical repertory and to forgotten but wonderful masterpieces of such Italian authors as Perez, Jommelli, Galuppi. 

    The rigorous research work undertaken by the group, supported by a dedicated Scientific Committee and in collaboration with the Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage of the University of Pavia, made it possible to give back the authentic beauty of those masterpieces through an appropriate and documented executive practice. 

    An approach that is warmly appreciated by the public of many specialized festivals and of the most prestigious concert halls where the consort performs year after year, including BOZAR Music - Brussels, Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, George Enescu Festival - Bucharest, Ambronay Festival, Auditorium Orchestre National de Lyon, The Arsenal - Metz, Besançon Festival, La Chaise-Dieu Festival, Rouen Opera, Royaumont Foundation, Oude Muziek Utrecht, De Singel – Antwerp, AMUZ - Antwerp, MAfestival - Bruges, Valletta International Baroque Festival, MITO Settembre Musica, Stresa Festival, Festival Monteverdi - Cremona and Festival Pergolesi-Spontini - Jesi. 

    In 2018 they celebrated their 15th anniversary debuting at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, in January, and at the Berliner Philharmonie, in November. 

    In 2019 they performed the Mozart’s Requiem together with the Requiem by Jommelli at Concertgebouw Amsterdam NTR Zaterdaag Matinée. They closed the 40th edition of Ambronay Festival with the Coronation Anthems by Haendel, and participated in the Oude Musiek Festival Utrecht with Giulio Prandi designated as ‘Artist in Residence’. 

    After their debut album for Amadeus, they produced a series of CDs for Sony - Deutsche Harmonia Mundi devoted to the composers most representative of their constant historical repertoire research: Baldassarre Galuppi, Niccolò Jommelli, Davide Perez, and a live recording dedicated to Händel's Roman works. In 2018, a new album devoted to Pergolesi has been published for Arcana (Outhere), with the rare Mass in D Major and the hitherto unrecorded Mottettone Dignas laudes resonemus. In 2020 the new album for Arcana will be published: the Jommelli’s Requiem with Sandrine Piau, Carlo Vistoli, Raffaele Giordani and Salvo Vitale 

    The ensemble’s concerts have been broadcast by RAI - Radio 3, Culturebox - France Télévisions, Avro Klassiek, Radio Klara, France Musique, RTBF Musiq'3 and Norddeutsche Rundfunk.