The Gesualdo Six
The Gesualdo Six is an award-winning British vocal ensemble comprising some of the UK’s finest consort singers, directed by Owain Park.
Broadcast on Tuesday 25 May at 7:30pm and available to view on demand for a further 9 days.
“Ingeniously programmed and impeccably delivered, with that undefinable excitement that comes from a group of musicians working absolutely as one.” – Gramophone, 2020
From the historic setting of Perth Museum and Art Gallery, one of the UK’s oldest purpose built museums, The Gesualdo Six present a programme of works from Renaissance Italy, exploring how the madrigal came to be a powerful (and popular) form for communicating ardent emotions. Featuring works by Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Palestrina and Verdelot.
Praised for their imaginative programming and impeccable blend, the ensemble formed in 2014 for a performance of Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories in Cambridge and has gone on to perform at numerous major festivals across UK, Europe, Canada and Australia. Notable highlights include a concert as part of the distinguished Deutschland Radio Debut Series in 2018, and collaborations with the Brodsky Quartet, London Mozart Players, Luxmuralis, William Barton and Matilda Lloyd.
The ensemble often incorporates educational work into its activities, regularly holding workshops for young musicians and composers. The Gesualdo Six has curated two Composition Competitions, with the 2019 edition attracting entries from over three hundred composers around the world. The group have recently commissioned new works from Joanna Ward, Kerensa Briggs, Deborah Pritchard, Joanna Marsh, and Richard Barnard alongside coronasolfège for 6 from Héloïse Werner.
Videos of the ensemble performing a diverse selection of works filmed in Ely Cathedral have been watched by millions online. The group released their debut recording ‘English Motets’ on Hyperion Records in early 2018 to critical acclaim, followed by a festive album of seasonal favourites in late 2019, ‘Christmas’. G6’s latest recording is an album of compline-themed music titled ‘Fading’ which was awarded Vocal & Choral Recording of the Year 2020 by Limelight
Performance starts: 7:30pm
Individual Online Concert
Also available as part of
Classical Concert Series Pass
Online Festival Pass