Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri is an Italian vocal and instrumental ensemble which specialises in the sacred repertoire of the eighteenth century. Founded in 2003 by their conductor, Giulio Prandi, they have performed in prestigious European concert halls and at major international festivals 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, MITO Settembre Musica, Stresa Festival, Festival Monteverdi – Cremona and Festival Pergolesi-Spontini – Jesi.
In 2018, they celebrate their 15th anniversary debuting at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, in January, and at the Berliner Philharmonie, in November. In addition to these commitments, during 2018 and 2019 Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri will be featured in concerts in Italy, Malta, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Norway and Spain.
After their debut album for Amadeus, they produced a series of CDs for Sony – Deutsche Harmonia Mundi devoted to the composers most representive 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.
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.
Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri is the ensemble in residence of the historic Collegio Ghislieri of Pavia, where their artistic development is pursued through rehearsal constantly accompanied by research. Since 2017, this research has been supported by a Scientific Committee established in partnership with the Musicology and Cultural Heritage Department of the University of Pavia.