Spiritato! is an exciting and dynamic group of young musicians based in London, performing music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Founded in 2008, the group has sought to challenge and delight audiences with innovative programmes featuring lesser-known composers alongside more established names. The group has a special interest in English Resoration theatre music, and has recently been exploring this vibrant and unusal branch of Baroque music.
Recent performances have included White Night at the Brighton Early Music Festival in 2011, and a live broadcast of music by Henry Purcell and Godfrey Finger on In Tune for BBC Radio 3.
In addition to recording with countertenor Raffaele Pé, the summer of 2012 saw Spiritato! tour the south-west of France.
Members of the group can often be found working with period instrument ensembles across the UK and Europe, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Gabrieli Consort and Players.
'Thanks to this well-made recording [...] an overlooked episode in English musical history is exposed'