Last night 12 musicians of La Serenissima, including contralto Hilary Summers, performed works by Albinoni, Brescianello, Caldara and Vivaldi to guests of His Excellency The Italian Ambassador. It was the first event of its kind in La Serenissima’s history and has heralded the beginning of an exciting period of change for the organisation. Guests were invited to attend the private concert at the Residence’s Ballroom and were treated to a sumptuous dinner. His Excellency entreated those attending to support the group’s activities which promote Italian culture in the UK and beyond, particularly at this time of great difficulty between the UK and Europe. La Serenissima was represented by the General Manager, Camilla Scarlett, in a short speech outlining the 25th Anniversary plans; Martin Randall also spoke passionately on our behalf about the importance of supporting the work of the charity. A very special evening was enjoyed by all!
You can visit the Italian Embassy’s news page (here) to read their press release about the occasion and view a short clip of the scene.