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The Gesualdo Six

5th Dec 2021
Location: National Centre for Early Music
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Sunday 5 December 5.30pm | 7.45pm
£30.00 (£28.00 concessions)
Ticket price includes mince pies and a glass of mulled wine on arrival.

directed by Owain Park
Guy James countertenor
Joseph Wicks, Josh Cooter tenors
Michael Craddock baritone
Sam Mitchell bass

In Winters House

For centuries Christmas and the surrounding seasons have inspired composers to new heights of invention. This programme reaches across the ages, from the eternal beauty of the Tudor church right up to the twenty-first century, with each piece chosen to evoke a sense of mystery and joy.

Anon. In Natale Domini
Josquin des Prez Praeter rerum seriem
Antoine de Févin Nesciens mater

Palestrina Ad te levavi
Byrd Rorate Caeli

Judith Bingham In Mary’s Love
Joanna Marsh In Winter’s House
Sally Beamish In the stillness

Trad. arr. Michael Praetorius Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Anon. Angelus ad virginem

Trad. Gaudete
Trad. Maria durch ein dornwald ging
Trad. Veni Emmanuel

“The Gesualdo Six and Owain Park are just incredible at this ingenious programming, melding renaissance polyphony with contemporary choral music … it’s a very classy way to look at music by female composers that people might not know… blend and intonation really are [impeccable]… you can tell this is a group that work together almost constantly, they know each other’s voices so well.” BBC Radio 3 Record Review

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