THE GESUALDO SIX

Sunday 16 February 2020  |  2:30PM


PASSION AND POLYPHONY

‘Weavers of rich and plangent aural tapestries, The Gesualdo Six meld style and substance with beguiling sure-footedness.’

BBC Music Magazine

There is something awe-inspiring about the sound of English Renaissance polyphony: its sweet, confessional poetry induces a special kind of introspection.

Formed in 2014, The Gesualdo Six have been ordained by colleagues and critics as torchbearers of the inimitable English sound. Contemporary polymath Owain Park (whose works have been performed by the Tallis Scholars, VOCES8, and The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge) leads six of the UK’s finest young consort singers.

Chronicling the cultural heritage of the United Kingdom, works from the sixteenth century by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis are placed alongside contemporary music by Gabriel Jackson and Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

Presented in association with Perth Festival.


Owain Park | Director
Guy James | Countertenor
Alex Chance | Countertenor
Joseph Wicks | Tenor
Josh Cooter | Tenor
Michael Craddock | Baritone
Samuel Mitchell | Bass


PROGRAM


Thomas Tallis (c.1505–1585)

Te lucis ante terminum

William Byrd (c.1540–1623)
Miserere mihi Domine

David Bednall (b.1979)
Put out into the deep

Nicholas Gombert (1495–1560)
Media vita

Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Quatre Petites Prières de Saint Francois D’Assise

Owain Park (b.1993)
Phos hilaron

Cheryl Frances-Hoad (b.1980)
The Promised Light of Life

Gabriel Jackson (b.1962)
In all his works


INTERVAL


Gabriel Jackson (b.1962)

Ite missa est

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525–1594)
Io son ferito, ahi lasso

Gerda Blok-Wilson (b.1955)
O Little Rose, O Dark Rose

Owain Park (b.1993)
Fantasia on English Children’s Songs

Traditional Folk Songs
Bushes and Briars
(arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Viens par le pré
(arr. Bob Chilcott)
Botany Bay
(arr. Owain Park)


Photo: Ash Mills

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