Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Christ Church
Christchurch St. West
BA11 1EH


Luzzasco LuzzaschiT’amo, mia vita
Francesca CacciniO vive Rose
Girolamo FrescobaldiEri gia tutta mia
Claudio MonteverdiCome dolce hoggi l'auretta, SV 173
Luigi RossiAddio, perfida, addio
Luigi RossiVorrei scorpriti un di
Luigi RossiDormite, begli occhi
Barbara StrozziL'amante consolato
Barbara StrozziModeva un bianco lino
Barbara StrozziLe Tre Gratie a Venere


Jane Hunt – soprano
Philippa Neaverson – soprano
Maria Danishvar-Wilson – soprano
Din Ghani – archlute / baroque guitar

Musicke in the Ayre

Programme Note

Musicke in the Ayre return to Frome Festival with a concert of early baroque music. This time, they're visiting 17th-century Northern Italy which was the birthplace of opera. The Este court in Ferrara was the home of the first-ever all-female ensemble of professional musicans, the "Concerto delle donne", whose fame and virtuousity inspired the repertoire that their programme draws on - this includes works by Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Rossi, Cavalli and Strozzi. Their team of three sopranos (Maria Danishvar, Philippa Neaverson and Jane Hunt) together with Din Ghani with his archlute and baroque guitar are looking forward to sharing this glorious music with you.

Bar available.

From Ferrara with love, with Musicke in the Ayre

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