Concerts Services

Dante Ferrara’s concerts are usually informal and informative, often exploring the grey area where courtly culture meets popular culture.

Full length concerts:

‘Rosasolis’ consists of 16th century Italian and English programmes.


Part 1 features works by Kapsberger, Santino Garsi da Parma, Giorgio Mainerio and anonymous Neapolitan love songs. Items on the colascione are played in this programme.


Part 2 is entirely English and comprises mostly of music on the orpharion and cittern. Featured composers are John Dowland, Robert and John Johnson, Thomas Robinson, Francis Cutting and anonymous ballads.

‘Tudor & Restoration’

A mixed first half of English, Italian and French music and songs on lute, cittern, orpharion, hurdy-gurdy and colascione. The second part focuses on Henry Purcell and his contemporaries.

Concert programmes can also be created to accommodate a theme or anniversary.

Short concerts:

Lunchtime events can be provided to suit any duration and setting.

Performances can be in period costume or 21st century clothing.

For information on ‘Finery & Filth’ please click here