The Gesualdo Six Concert is on 9th February 2020 at 3.00pm in Great Malvern Priory
Programme includes music by Tallis, Byrd, Gesualdo, Roxanna Panufnik, Joby Talbot and Owain Park
Full programme to be announced: please watch this space
There is a synergy between the Renaissance masters and those writing for voices today, says Owain Park, director of The Gesualdo Six, who likes to bring early and contemporary music together in one programme, with the ensemble using the ancient space of Great Malvern Priory to full sonic effect.
Formed in March 2014 for a performance of Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, the The Gesualdo Six went on to give over one hundred performances around the United Kingdom and abroad in its first four years. Over this time, it further developed a passion for ensemble singing that for many of them stemmed from formative years as choristers in churches and cathedrals around the country.
The Gesualdo Six has performed in many festivals in the UK, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Poland and Monaco. In 2018, the ensemble released their debut recording of English renaissance polyphony ‘English Motets’ on Hyperion Records. The Daily Telegraph said: ‘The sheer beauty of the group’s sound in lofty high-Renaissance style pieces like Byrd’s Miserere is spellbinding. The fine-grained texture of solo voices allows us to savour the amazing harmonic pungency of English sacred music, which at times seems almost modernist. It is a wonderful achievement.’
This concert in Great Malvern Priory is excluded from the six-concert subscription, but a concessionary ticket is available to each 117th Season Club Member.
Tickets go on sale to the public on 1st October, so members requiring Nave seats are strongly advised to apply as soon as possible and not later than 30 September 2019.