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The Gesualdo Six

FADING

Date
Sat 25 Mar 2023
6PM
Duration (approx)
2 Hours
Interval
20 minutes

Post-Concert Dinner

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‘Their sound seemed to float in mid-air before reaching the ears of the rapt audience… every line, every gorgeous texture was radiantly clear.’
– The Times

After forming for a single performance of Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories in 2014, The Gesualdo Six has gone on to become one of the world’s great vocal ensembles. Their debut at Wigmore Hall in 2021, and collaborations with the Brodsky Quartet, London Mozart Players, Luxmuralis, and William Barton testify to their meteoric rise and artistic maturity.

They return to UKARIA with a program inspired by the night prayer service of Compline, which since the fourth century has ushered in the darkness of night. Renaissance polyphony by Byrd, Gesualdo and Tallis – containing startling harmonic shifts and expressive word painting – is juxtaposed with contemporary reflections by Veljo Tormis, Alison Willis and Richard Rodney Bennett.

Evoking the contemplative atmosphere of Compline while the sun sets on the Mount Barker Summit, this concert returns us to the infinite and ancient shades of night’s approach.

Owain Park
Director and Bass

Guy James
Countertenor

Joseph Wicks
Tenor

Joshua Cooter
Tenor

Michael Craddock
Baritone

Samuel Mitchell
Bass

Photo:
The Gesualdo Six: Ash Mills

PROGRAM

Thomas Tallis (15051585)
Te lucis ante terminum

Wiliam Byrd (15431623)
Ave verum corpus
Afflicti pro peccatis nostris

Jonathan Seers (1954)
Look down, O Lord

Donna McKevitt (1970)
Lumen (Nunc Dimittis)

Veljo Tormis (19302017)
Marjal aega magada

Alison Willis (1971)
The Wind’s Warning

Franz Schubert (17971828)
Die Nacht

Max Reger (18731916)
Nachtlied

Josef Rheinberger (18391901)
Abendlied

Luca Marenzio (15531599
Potrò viver io più se senza luce

Jacques Arcadelt (15071568)
Il bianco e dolce cigno

Carlo Gesualdo (15661613)
Moro, lasso

Pierre de la Rue (14501518)
Absalon fili mi

Thomas Tallis (15051585)
In manus tuas

Thomas Tomkins (15721656)
When David heard

James O’Donnell (1961)
Present Yourselves

Richard Rodney Bennett (19362012)
A Good-Night

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