The work of the baroque ensemble MUSICA FIORITA has been supported by members of the "Verein Musica Fiorita" and our patrons since its establishment in 1990.

It is because of their commitment that it is possible for us to continue our research for lost musical treasures from the baroque era and to circularise them through our concerts. Our work is usually documented on CD as well, since the music has never been published before.

It is of immense importance for MUSICA FIORITA to build a bridge between different cultures, be it through our collaboration with choirs and musicians in Poland, India or South America, to only name a few, or to help local composers become recognised through rediscovery.

Often we also have the chance to present the rediscovered art in innovatice concerts, for example in our project "Musica Moda Models".

Another important task is the educational aspect: Our collaboration with young artists is an enrichment for both sides, and in doing so it is often the first big step for the young musicians in their professional lives.


There are several ways to collaborate with us: 

1. Become a member of the "MUSICA FIORITA Society"

2. Become a patron of MUSICA FIORITA:

Uncommitted donation 

We will use your donation on a not yet completely funded project.

Donation for a specific project

Your donation will go towards a project of your choice.


With a bequest there is the possibility to consider MUSICA FIORITA in your will with a financial donation or donation in kind.


Projects for 2018:

"Festliche Musik der Fürstenhöfe"

This noble programme combines princely and pompous music by e.g. Fasch, Stölzel, and Telemann. It combines music written for big and luxurious halls and is to be placed chronologically between the late baroque and early classic era. This becomes clear with the typical use of oboe and bassoon, with the latter also being used as a solo-instrument. This music is considered groundbreaking for the later symphonic compositions of Beethoven, among others.

The use of the natural trumpet instead of the modern one makes this music even more impressive. The natural trumpet is rather difficult to play, as there are no helpers like the valves in the modern one to assist with intonation

There are other difficulties as well: The sound of the natural trumpet is different to the modern one because of the actual tones it produces – the intonation is that of the harmonic series, not of the chromatic scale. This needs some adjusting, for the musicians as well as the listeners; once you embark on this adventure, a whole new world of sound will reveal itself.


"Johann Sebastian Bachs Wegbereiter"

This programme presents composers and their fascinating works, which were pioneering for Johann Sebastian Bach's compositions, and shows the development towards his music. In a mixture of vocal and instrumental works, sacred compositions by Johann and Albert Schop (father and son), Franz Tunder, Johann Christoph Bach (Johann Sebastian's uncle) and Johann Sebastian Bach himself are shown.
You will also hear consort music in this programme – the entire gamba family, from the treble to the bass instrument is represented. At this time the small viola is still the usual treble instrument alongside the cornett; in this role it was not replaced by the violin until the beginning/mid 17th century, when violin makers like Guarneri del Gesù or Antonio Stradivari revealed the secrets of instrument making.


Have we piqued your curiosity?
Would you like to support our work?
Thank you for your interest.

All donations are tax deductible.
Upon receipt, we will gladly send you a confirmation.

For more information, please contact
Laura Herren
Assistant to the music director


Account information

Konto der Stiftung Musica Fiorita
Mühlenberg 1
4052 Basel
Clearin 770
CH79 0077 0016 5523 9642 5 (CHF)
CH47 0077 0016 5523 9651 6 (EUR)

Next Projects:


13th September, 7.30 pm, Predigerkirche Basel

"Festliche Musik an Fürstenhöfen"

14th September, 7 pm, Safran Zunft Basel

"Von der Entdeckung zur Musik" – Charity dinner for Musica Fiorita