Music in the Age of Reformation

BBC Proms star vocal ensemble, I Fagiolini, perform a unique, specially selected arrangement exploring the impact of the Reformation on music.

The evening will trace the impact of the Reformation on culture, first setting the scene, then following shifts in style through German and English compositions and then on through Europe to the more revolutionary styles of music found in France and Italy at this time.

This arrangement has been specially curated by I Fagiolini as a bespoke event for Senate House Library and will be available on this night only. The performance will include a brief interval and will be followed by a wine reception in Crush Hall.

Stars of the 2017 BBC Proms, I Fagiolini

If there’s a more enterprisingly theatrical vocal group than this one, I’ve yet to encounter it..

The Telegraph


About I Fagiolini

I Fagiolini - Monteverdi's 'Laudate Pueri' from their 450th Monteverdi anniversary celebration.

Grounded in the classics of Renaissance and Twentieth-century vocal repertoire, I Fagiolini is renowned for its innovative and often staged productions of this music. It has staged Handel with masks, Purcell with puppets, and in 2004 premiered The Full Monteverdi, a ground-breaking dramatised account of the composer’s Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603) by John La Bouchardière, since turned into a highly successful film shown all over the world. In 2006 I Fagiolini toured its South African collaboration Simunye and in 2009 created Tallis in Wonderland, a new way of hearing polyphony with live and recorded voices. 

I Fagiolini are currently working on a year long celebration of Monteverdi's 450th anniversary, Living Monteverdi and have sold out their perfromance for this year's BBC proms in under 2 hours. 


Book now to guarantee your seat at this exciting event!

Ticket prices are per person and include complimentary refreshment at the wine reception which follows the event.

Full Price Ticket: £20

Concession: £15

(concession tickets include Friends of Senate House Library, Students, University of London staff, unwaged and over 60’s)

Event details

  • 13 July 2017 19:00
  • I Fagiolini
  • Beveridge Hall
  • Senate House Library Event