Help Siglo de Oro make our second CD

Help us make the world premiere recording of music by early 17th-century composer Hieronymus Praetorius

We did it!

On 9th Aug 2017 we successfully raised £6,551 with 74 supporters in 28 days


Our campaign has now finished - we raised £6551 on our Crowdfunder page, and £2200 offline, for a total of £8751!

This means that our Hieronymus Praetorius recording will now take place - and will be released in March 2018.

Thank you to everyone for all your likes, shares, and patience!

And above all huge thank you to our 80 Crowdfunders who have made this happen!




Our Aim

Siglo de Oro needs your help! After the success of our first recording with Delphian Records, we need to raise £7000 for our next project, and would love your support.

What is the project?

This disc will take a musical and liturgical journey through the Triduum - the three holy days - as they might have been celebrated in Hamburg at the end of the Renaissance.

We will bring to life the music of Hieronymus Praetorius, a leading composer and Organist at St James’ Church in Hamburg. The centrepiece of the disc will be his effervescent eight-part Easter mass: Missa Tulerunt Dominum meum, based on his own motet. 

As a prelude to the joyful mass there will be music by Praetorius' contemporaries Orlande de Lassus, and Giovanni and Andrea Gabrieli. These will be taken from the Florilegium Portense, a motet anthology published in 1618 (but still used by JS Bach a century later) - that helps to reveal the musical DNA of Praetorius’ own style: part German, part Venetian, part Franco-Flemish. 

About Siglo de Oro

We are Siglo de Oro, a young professional choir. We aim for innovative programming, musical excellence, and exciting interpretations of renaissance and contemporary repertoire.
We made our professional debut at the Spitalfields Festival in 2014 of which The Financial Times said: ‘Siglo de Oro, under the assured direction of Patrick Allies, performed with vivacity and poise.’ We have been busy since then, giving concerts at UK festivals and performing live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. This year we have performed at the Holy Week Festival at St John's Smith Square, Saxon Shore Early Music Festival and the Victoria International Music Festival in Malta. 
Drop Down Ye Heavens 
In 2016 we released our first CD with Delphian Records. We think it went well, but you don’t have to take our word for it! BBC Music Magazine made it a Christmas Choice and called it 'a debut with a difference… a novel, ungimmicky project, vividly executed’, while Gramophone described it as 'so invigorating... Professional London start-ups can sound frustratingly generic but this one hits you with its character and depth’.
Your support 
Our first disc would not have been made without the generous help of our friends and supporters. We would love it if you could help us to make a second, which we hope will be even more special. 
Do take a look at the rewards we are offering in return - we’d really love for you to be a part of the project. Thank you!

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