Taking communication, collaboration and experimentation as the basis to grow as a group, Ceruleo create dramatic programmes using spoken text alongside music for two sopranos and continuo. Every member of the group performs as a soloist, and Ceruleo use all available combinations of instruments and voices to create innovative and captivating performances. They specialise in performing the music of Restoration England and Seventeenth Century Italy.
Ceruleo’s most recent project, the Arts Council England funded ‘Burying the Dead‘, a staged show about Henry Purcell written by the scriptwriter Clare Norburn and directed by Thomas Guthrie, began in May 2018. They performed 'Burying the Dead' at Festivals including the Buxton International Festival, Lake District Summer Music, Baroque at the Edge at LSO St Luke’s, Brighton Early Music Festival and the York Early Music Christmas Festival.
Ceruleo formed in 2014 at The Guildhall School, and were subsequently invited to be Artist Fellows there for 2016/17. They were Brighton Early Music Festival’s Early Music Live! scheme participants for 2015/16. They have performed at venues including St John's Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Courtauld Gallery and for City Music Society, The London Handel Festival, the Folkestone Literature Festival and live on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune'. They created and premiered 'Rival Queens', an immersive operatic experience, for Handel and Hendrix in London.
- 📅Fri, 8 December 2023
- 📍The National Centre for Early Music, York
- 🎫£25 (£23 concessions, £7 under 35)
- 🎉York Early Music Christmas Festival
- 📅Fri, 15 December 2023
- 🎫£10 (box set of 10 concerts £50)
- 🎉York Early Music Christmas Online Festival
- 📅Thu, 9 February 2023
- 📍The Barbican, London
- 📅Sat, 18 February 2023
- 📍The Ship Theatre, Sevenoaks
- 📅Sat, 11 March 2023
- 📍38 E Clyde St, Helensburgh G84 7PF, UK