Flos Harmonicus is a duo interested in the intersection of medieval song and the folk tradition of story-telling in song in the British Isles. Our performances are atmospheric and colourful, involving voices, medieval and clÓrsach harps, recorders and whistles, sinfonye and percussion as well as poetry recitation and verbal story-telling.
We met at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2007, having previously studied at Oxford and Cambridge respectively, and after separating to continue our studies at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Schola Cantorum at Basel began performing together in early 2010 at St. David's Cathedral in Wales. It was there that we recorded our debut CD, Excelsus in numine: music from medieval Europe in honour of the communion of saints, and there that we undertook an extensive performance-research project for the dean and chapter, editing and performing parts of the only extant source of liturgical music from medieval Wales.
Recent activities have included recitals in London, Oxford and Cambridge entitled A Patchwork Quilt, a sell-out tour in Derbyshire comprising concerts and educational work, and a full-length evening concert of allegorical medieval/folk story-telling-in-song called ...which ever blows blossom... at the Holywell Music Rooms in Oxford.
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