Il Bacio 

Outstanding playing to delight the senses, seduce the ears and arouse the emotions …

Il Bacio is a Basel based ensemble drawn from an international pool of fantastic players who all share a love of communication, friendship and daring …

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Il Bacio (the kiss) ... just as the name suggests, Il Bacio, aims to seduce its audience with a new and enticing approach to baroque music. Drawing on some of the finest players of their generation, who all met at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, a high level of craftsmanship is combined with a love of performance and a theatrical streak to present concerts that are more than just music. The group was invited to play in a number of staged productions including a revolutionary retelling of Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Switzerland and Austria with the prize winning Basel based choir Larynx and present a Dangerous Liaisons style cabaret evening 'Bar-rock' in the festival NOX ILLUMINATA at the Festspielhaus St Pölten. The group has performed numerous concerts in the UK and the rest of Europe including the Innsbruck Alte Musik Festival and Illuminationen series in Burghof Lörrach and is working a new project - Baroque Burlesque.

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