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Renaissance 50th Anniversary High-Definition Concert Film

Blu-ray/DVD/2CD of our 50th Anniversary concert at The Keswick Threatre in Glenside PA on October 12 2019 featuring 10-piece Renaissance Chamber Orchestra and Renaissance co-founder Jim McCarty is now shipping to our Indiegogo crowdfunding project backers.

Now available to pre-order through Symphonic Rock Recordings in the United States, Canada and South America for April 23; other territories will be distributed through Cherry Red Records on April 30.

This release is the band’s first high-definition concert film and Bluray, including lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround audio track. 

Concert set list:

Carpet of the Sun
Ocean Gypsy
Running Hard
Midas Man
Symphony of Light
Island (with Jim McCarty)
Opening Out
Day of the Dreamer
The Mystic and the Muse
A Song for All Seasons
Ashes Are Burning (with Jim McCarty)

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A Symphonic Journey with Renaissance

UPDATE: IndieGogo Campaign launched

Following their successful South American tour, Renaissance will be back in the Northeast United States in October and November 2017 debuting their Symphonic Journey tour. This tour will include four very special concerts;

October 26th at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT
October 27th at the Keswick Theater in Glenside PA
October 28th at the Town Hall in New York City
October 29th at The Egg in Albany NY

These four shows will feature a 10-piece Chamber Orchestra: a handpicked assemblage of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. These performances will be the first time in 40 years that Renaissance will perform on stage with a live orchestra and, in addition, 2017 marks the 48th year since the band’s formation and its ninth consecutive year of touring since their reactivation in 2009.

Plans are currently being made for the group to film one of these shows for an upcoming DVD release, which will follow the success of their 2015 London Union Chapel DVD. Additional tour performances without the chamber orchestra are currently being scheduled.

Renaissance leader and vocalist, Annie Haslam remarks, “the band keeps getting stronger and stronger and the addition of the chamber orchestra will be the most exciting event for the band in years. This addition of ‘live’ orchestral musicians will add an incredible dynamic to our big numbers like Mother Russia, Carpet Of The Sun and Song For All Seasons, all of which included an orchestra on the original recordings.”

Ms Haslam will be joined on stage by long time musical associate Rave Tesar on piano along with Tom Brislin on keyboards, Mark Lambert on guitars, Frank Pagano on drums and percussion, and Leo Traversa on bass.

Renaissance Live at the Union Chapel DVD

20071023-051551-Union Chapel LIVE_cvr (1)Renaissance Live at the Union Chapel DVD now shipping worldwide from USA and directly from the band. Digital live album is available from online music stores and streaming services, and directly from the band. Autographed copies are available.

DVD format is NTSC all-region (or “region free”) and compatible with PAL DVD players and televisions around the world.

Running time 100 minutes, plus 25-minute interview. LPCM stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks. Audio mixes by Rave Tesar. Video by Paul Green Productions, with lighting by Steve Hackett’s long time lighting director Russell ‘Tigger’ Matthews. Eco-friendly Digipak with 8-page booklet.

THANK YOU to our Indiegogo backers who made this DVD possible!

DVD Trailer
Prologue (complete track)

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.

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

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.”

Renaissance Announce Worldwide Release of New Album ‘Grandine il Vento’

Grandine il VentoRenaissance are proud to announce that their new studio album Grandine il Vento is available for purchase with worldwide delivery as of June 1st  2013:

Our first studio album in thirteen years, Grandine il Vento marks a bittersweet career landmark: on November 20, 2012, we suffered a great loss in the passing of our beloved friend, composer, and guitarist Michael Dunford. Grandine il Vento was to become his swan song.

You can hear samples of the music on the digital album page (three complete tracks) or this four-song sampler medley.

We hope you will share and introduce Grandine il Vento to family and friends. Purchases will not only help keep our music alive, but will also assist Michael’s widow Clare to raise sons William and Oliver.

Most sincerely,

Annie and the boys

** The album will be available to fans in Japan through the Marquee label

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Grandine il Vento front and back cover

New Renaissance album ‘Grandine il Vento’ track listing

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Vocalist Annie Haslam describes the tracks:

Symphony of Light
A tribute to the genius Leonardo Da Vinci.

About the rainforests in Brazil… I have been there many times and love it!

Grandine il Vento
A love song that transcends life itself.

About an African village and the people who live there.

Cry to the World
Our ‘World Song’ in honour of Mother Earth and all who are part of her.

Air of Drama
A love song about two people who come together again later in their lives in Paris, where they had first met.

Blood Silver Like Moonlight
This is a duet with John Wetton. He has been a friend for many years and I always felt our voices were similar in their timbre and range. I was told once by a ‘spiritual’ energy friend that John and I sang in the Angels choir together. That is what this song is about. Remembering the choir!

The Mystic and The Muse
I was inspired to write this by two of my paintings The Mystic and The Muse. Although it is a fantasy in a way, I see Michael as The Muse and me as The Mystic.