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Renaissance / Annie Haslam “Cry to the World” Music Video

At long last our new music video Cry to the World filmed in the UK July 2015, with the soundtrack featuring Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull on flute.

We will be performing this song in our upcoming shows at The Keswick, Birchmere, Newton Theatre, and the Moody Blues Cruise.

Music video produced by Paul Green Productions.

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Renaissance on tour in March and April:

Renaissance Live at Union Chapel DVD

UPDATE: DVD releases on February 8 2016

Renaissance Live at  Union ChapelWe are proud to share the cover art and trailer for the Live at The Union Chapel DVD which was made possible by our fans worldwide through the Indiegogo campaign.

The DVD ships to backers in December 2015, followed by pre-orders placed via Indiegogo. We will start taking orders on our web site by January 2016. A Blu-Ray version is planned in 2016.

The DVD is NTSC all-region, with LPCM stereo and Dolby Digital surround audio tracks.

Filmed at The Union Chapel in London UK on April 16 2015 by Paul Green Productions. Lighting by Russell ‘Tigger’ Matthews.

Patrick Moraz guest appearance on Renaissance 2015 Fall Tour

Symphonic rock icons Renaissance featuring legendary singer Annie Haslam will be performing in the US in the Fall 2015! Responding to requests from fans, Renaissance will be performing Song For All Seasons, Sounds Of the Sea and Northern Lights along with favorite classics and debuting Immortal Beloved from their critically acclaimed Symphony of Light album on this tour.

Legendary keyboardist Patrick Moraz, best known for his work with YES and the Moody Blues, as well as his innovative solo career, will be making a special guest appearance with the band at the Victoria Theater at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ on October 9 and 10, 2015!

Please visit the tour page for dates and ticket links.


Renaissance 2015 fall tour and DVD campaign update

Responding to requests from fans, Renaissance will be performing Song For All Seasons, Sounds Of the Sea and Northern Lights along with favorite classics and debuting Immortal Beloved from Symphony of Light on our 2015 Fall tour.


We are excited to bring to these performances the same brilliant line up of musicians who just completed our successful European Spring Tour 2015: Rave Tesar – keyboards; Tom Brislin – keyboards/vocals; Mark Lambert – acoustic guitars/vocals; Leo Traversa – bass/vocals; Frank Pagano – drums/vocals; and of course, the amazing vocals of Annie Haslam.

We look forward to our upcoming DVD release of ‘Live’ at The Union Chapel London, which was made possible by our successful IndieGoGo campaign and enthusiastic contributors whose love and support of Renaissance has been overwhelming. Pre-release contributions for pledge rewards, including your name in DVD booklet credits, can still be made for a limited time at the campaign page on IndieGoGo.Annie will be returning to England soon to finalize the DVD editing and production while back in the USA, Rave Tesar is perfecting the final audio mix.

We hope to see everyone at the shows!



Renaissance keyboard player John Tout passes away

10641278_1654981301395525_3539240216354009770_nJohn Tout passed away on Friday, May 1st at 4:30pm from lung failure at The Royal Free Hospital, London, England.

He was an amazing musician, highly contributing to the unique sound of the band from 1970 – 1980. He was the quiet (but funny) one in the band, always very caring towards the fans and good friend to Annie Haslam, Terence Sullivan, Jon Camp and Michael Dunford.

He will always be in our hearts and music.

Renaissance Live in London DVD Crowdfunding Campaign

In April of this year we will be touring Europe for the first time in over thirty years and we are all extremely excited. It is our goal to chronicle this journey by filming and releasing a new live concert DVD.

We ask for your help in funding the recording and production of the DVD by offering different levels of pledge rewards for your support.

Our goal is to complete the DVD project by October 2015.


Annie Haslam Live in Philadelphia 1997 DVD Re-Issue

From Annie Haslam:

“I am overjoyed to announce that I am releasing my 1997 ‘Live’ in Philadelphia DVD on my own label White Dove Records. The show was recorded at Sonic Studios in Philadelphia with a small intimate crowd of fans in attendance. We had so much fun and interaction with the fans and I even used my video camera (Haslam-Cam!) the whole experience was exhilarating.

My band, Rave Tesar, Davd Biglin and Joe Goldberger played flawlessly and sounding more like 6 than 3 musicians. The music we performed was a mixture of my solo work and Renaissance, each song having the audience singing along. It was a very special experience for us all.”

Autographed DVD and digital album available at

2014 Fall Tour VIP Special Guest Passes

A limited number of Very Special Guest  passes will be made available to fans already holding tickets for the upcoming 2014 Fall tour. This package includes the following:

  • Attend soundcheck with Renaissance (approximately 5-6pm on day of show, no photography or video)
  • Personalized autographed Very Special Guest laminate pass on lanyard
  • Attend a Meet and Greet with Renaissance directly after the show, plus your photo taken with the band (bring your own camera)

Cost: $50.00 per person. Available for purchase here.


Symphony of Light review – Dutch Progressive Rock Page (DPRP)

20140313-071939-SOL Cover“There’s no doubt that this is a fresh and enjoyable “return to form” […] and should be an essential purchase for Renaissance lovers.”

Symphony of Light CD Release

20140313-071939-SOL CoverRenaissance have secured a distribution deal with Red River Entertainment, which now allows the new music of Renaissance to be heard worldwide. Grandine il Vento has been re-named Symphony of Light  with three additional bonus tracks, ‘Immortal Beloved’, ‘Tonight’, and ‘Renaissance Man’, a song specially written by Annie Haslam and Rave Tesar in honor of the late Michael Dunford. The album has new artwork and design and the release date by Red River Entertainment is April 15th 2014.

For the first time, the album and the new tracks will also be available for purchase and download in the iTunes music store.

Before release, the CD can be purchased at Renaissance April shows including Cruise to the Edge.

Symphony of Light  is a testament to the unforgettable melodies and love that Michael Dunford infused into his work. Michael died prematurely in 2012 after this album was finished. The album starts off with powerful lyrics by Annie Haslam in the title track about the life of Leonardo da Vinci followed by Waterfall, a song written about the rainforests in Brazil. All the songs bathe the listener in flavors from far off countries, with lush orchestral arrangements and unusual lyrical content, with guest performances from Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) and John Wetton (Asia).

Renaissance is:

Annie Haslam lead vocals, Rave Tesar keyboards, David J Keyes bass guitar, Jason Hart keyboards, Frank Pagano drums, Ryche Chlanda acoustic guitars


1. Symphony of Light

2. Waterfall

3. Grandine il Vento

4. Porcelain

5. Cry to The World

6. Air of Drama

7. Blood Silver Like Moonlight

8. The Mystic and The Muse

9. Tonight

10. Immortal Beloved

11. Renaissance Man