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Gabrieli celebrate success in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018

Gabrieli have completed The Big Give Christmas Challenge early, exceeding our fundraising target of £20,000 to raise a grand total of £24,773! During this fundraising week, our donors have enjoyed reading anecdotes from our artists about Gabrieli’s storied history with the music of Henry Purcell. For anyone that might have missed these tales of happy […]

The Big Give Christmas Challenge: Double your donation!

From midday on Tues 27 Nov until Tues 4 Dec 2018 all donations made to Gabrieli via The Big Give Christmas Challenge will be DOUBLED! There’s a buzz in the office every time we receive a donation towards one of our landmark projects – it’s a thrill to know how much our supporters love what we […]

'Purcell doesn’t come much better than this...' The Times (6 Nov 2018)

On 1 November 2018, Gabrieli gave the first performance of Paul McCreesh and Christopher Suckling’s new edition of Purcell The Fairy Queen to a capacity crowd at London’s St John’s Smith Square. A stellar cast of British singers and a selection of Gabrieli’s finest players gave a vibrant, innovative performance of this joyful work, to […]

St George and Britannia Triumph o’er the earth!

After more than 35 years, we’re delighted to announce Gabrieli’s Australian debut next February 2019! The repertoire for this exciting venture will be Purcell King Arthur, and will follow closely after recordings of both that piece and The Fairy Queen in London in January 2019. The first two performances of the tour will take place […]

Purcell: The Fairy Queen & King Arthur

Gabrieli have been known for excellent performances of Purcell’s music throughout our 35 year history. Whether it’s the quirky ribaldry of the stage works or the solemn piety of the sacred repertoire, Gabrieli’s distinctive sound and innate understanding of this music remains a cornerstone of our reputation as the foremost Purcellians of our day. Our […]

An English Coronation: celebrating music, tradition and opportunity

On 23 July 2018 at Ely Cathedral, Gabrieli premiered An English Coronation, our first historical recreation programme in nearly a decade, and arguably the most spectacular. Celebrating music from the twentieth century’s four coronations, this project revelled in the best repertoire of the Anglican choral tradition and cast new light on the traditions and liturgy […]

Become part of Gabrieli!

Gabrieli are currently seeking new Directors to join our Board. We would love to hear from people interested in supporting us to deliver our ambitious projects, advocating for our work, assisting with fundraising campaigns and overseeing the governance of the charity. Having expanded our management team last year to create a dedicated development role, our […]

2017-18 Spring Season announced

We’re delighted to announce details of our 2017-18 Spring Season! Highlights to include: A revival of JS Bach’s monumental Mass in B minor, with performances in Gdansk, Aldeburgh and London A European tour of Purcell’s King Arthur in a new performing edition by Christopher Suckling, visiting venues in France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands Premiere […]

Haydn The Seasons 1801 named to Presto Classics' Top Ten Recordings of 2017!

We’re delighted that Haydn The Seasons 1801 has been named to Presto Classics’ Top Ten Recordings of 2017. Writing for the publication, Katherine Cooper writes, ‘McCreesh’s new translation is a triumph, and will surely have an illustrious career beyond this recording … One of the great joys of this set is the huge dynamic and emotional range […]

Another successful Big Give Christmas Challenge!

Gabrieli are delighted to have raised over £15,000 in just one week, through The Big Give Christmas Challenge and associated donations. This year our campaign was focused on next July’s choral extravaganza An English Coronation, which will involve nearly 400 performers, including 250 young singers from Gabrieli Roar, in a recreation of a twentieth century royal […]