Isabella Leonarda 400th anniversary concert – cancelled

20/03/2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been cancelled due to current government advice.


Formed by their musical director Peter Leech in 2008, Cappella Fede (named after Innocenzo Fede, maestro di cappella of the London Catholic Chapel of King James II), comprises performers who work with some of the UK’s finest period vocal and instrumental ensembles. Specialising in both secular and sacred music from c.1650-c.1790 and at the cutting-edge of the latest musicological research, they have performed a wide variety of repertoire, including the first modern performances of rediscovered baroque and early classical works by composers such as Innocenzo Fede, Sebastiano Bolis, Antonio Cossandi, Thomas Kingsley SJ, Miguel Ferreira, Antoine Selosse SJ, Niccolò Jommelli, and Giovanni Battista Costanzi. Concert activity has taken them to venues as far afield as Liverpool, Durham, Hereford, London and Rome. Their 2016 CD, The Cardinal King (Toccata Classics) was described by BBC Radio 3 Record Review as ‘consort singing second to none’. In this concert, their Cardiff debut, they mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Novara Ursuline nun and composer Isabella Leonarda in 1620, with a programme of virtuoso baroque vocal music.

Programme to include:

Isabella Leonarda: Alma redemptoris Mater, Litanie della B.V.M, Sic ergo anima

Barbara Strozzi: Quis dabit mihi

Giovanni Battista Costanzi: Dirupisti Domine, Collocet eum


£10, £8, students and under 18s free entry

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Temple of Peace
Temple of Peace
CF10 3AP

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