Artist Spotlight: I Fagiolini
This week we have been enjoying the wonderfully inventive creations of choral ensemble I Fagiolini, who performed at Saffron Hall in 2017. From a trio of comical short films, to a video series for singers exploring a new piece each week, to a new choral podcast with The Sixteen's Harry Christophers, there's plenty to keep you entertained.
I Fagiolini have taken the technical challenge of performing together in a pandemic and turned it on its head with these three comical short films. Whether it’s a zoom call gone horribly wrong (‘Le Zoom‘) or a disastrous attempt at online dating (‘Phone-y Canzone-y‘) these skits will have you seeing music by Monteverdi and Milhaud in a completely new light.
If you are a keen choral singer then this is the series for you. Each week Director of I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth, explores one mini-masterpiece, looking into its historical context, musing on the lyrics and bringing attention to any performance issues before inviting you to practice your sight reading by singing along with an I Fagiolini recording.
Robert Hollingworth joins forces with choral conductors Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan (The Sixteen) in this new podcast series where they chat together about things that matter to them: composers they love, points of choral technique, classic but also niche choral works, other groups and singers they admire.