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Dec 2, 2019

Thank you for supporting The Godfather

Dear Crowdfunders!

On the eve of #GivingTuesday and the start of Global Giving's Year End Campaign, we are finally closing our campaign for The Godfather - not least because the album is released and it's time to plan a new project.

Thank you for your support. This record breaks new ground for La Serenissima and in doing so, has enabled us to reach new audiences. 

The album entered the UK Classical Specialist Chart at No. 4 and has already been included in Presto Classical's Top 100 Classical Albums of 2019. We couldn't have done it without your help.

Presto's reviewer said of the album:

'One of the many things that La Serenissima always do very well is to take what might seem a dry concept – tracing the thread of musical connections between the various parts of Europe via pieces by the composers who helped to cement them – and make it fun. Every one of their albums has had an irrepressible air of fun about it, and this one is no different.'

'’s clear that every member of the band cares as much as Chandler does about bringing these relatively unheard works to a wider audience. This enthusiasm can’t help but come through in their playing and the result is simply an offer you can’t refuse.'

 Presto Classical have a good deal on The Godfather currently – do pick up a copy if you haven't already.


Looking ahead, we are launching a campaign to raise £10,000 towards a new album SETTECENTO with recorder star Tabea Debus. This project is live and will be competing for match-funding on Global Giving during #GivingTuesday and other prizes during the Year End Campaign. You can find out more on our new project page. Please help if you can - your support makes a huge difference.

Thank you for supporting La Serenissima's mission. Happy Advent!

Adrian, Camilla and Emma


Nov 4, 2019

The Godfather to be released very shortly

Our new cover image
Our new cover image

Dear Supporters,

We are utterly thrilled to confirm that The Godfather will be released on 15 November by Signum Records. You can pre-order your copy via the link to Signum Records below. Please spread the word and help us launch the album to the widest possible crowd.

Look out for the new album's cover image - we hope you like it.

This recording project has been made possible by the staggering support of friends and relations, La Serenissima Patrons, many of the artists on the disc and other colleagues. It's a remarkable thing to raise over a third of the project costs this way and we remain extremely mindful of the generosity that so many have shown to us over the course of our beginnings into crowdfunding.

Thank you for being part of this campaign and for enabling us to enrich lives through our passion for Italian baroque music. We are immensely proud of the performances on this disc and we are excited to be able to share the works of Brescianello, Fasch, Pisendel, Telemann and Vivaldi with you all - and our wider audience. 

Thank you and we hope you love the music!


Adrian, Camilla and Emma


Aug 5, 2019

The Godfather album to be released November 2019

The Godfather at Smith Square
The Godfather at Smith Square

Dear Supporter,

We're thrilled to share the news that our recording The Godfather has successfully reached our crowdfunding target. We have also secured a full list of track sponsors for this record, enabling the project to reach fruition. 

Thank you for your terrific support to this thrilling project. Everyone at La Serenissima is so grateful.

Adrian Chandler has just signed off the final edit of the disc which is a truly inspiring collection of performances. Highlights to watch out for include the slow movement of Brescianello's concerto for violin and bassoon, a Vivaldi concerto movement (which was recorded in record time) and the finale to Fasch's - very flashy - concerto for various instrumental soloists. 

We look forward to releasing the new work on the Signum label this coming November.

Please do note our release plans and prepare to preorder your copy when the album is announced in stores.

Thank you for your belief in La Serenissima's mission - to share inspiring Italian baroque music (and related works) with the widest possible audience - and your generous support to the orchestra. 

We will be wrapping up the project page for The Godfather shortly and plan to launch our next appeal soon.

If you are interested in becoming a Patron to La Serenissima please write to - we would love to widen our family of supporters.

With all good wishes from the whole team

Camilla, Adrian & Emma

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