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Crypt Close-Ups: The Gesualdo Six – Fading

Tuesday 7 January 7:30pm | 9:15pm

Grab a drink and get close-up to artists performing by candlelight in St Martin’s dramatic crypt. These informal concerts are immersive and atmospheric and are a great way to experience sublime music in a whole new way, in the intimate candlelit surroundings of the St Martin’s Crypt.

“Before the ending of the day / Creator of the world, we pray”. The hours of darkness can be a time of anxiety or a chance for peaceful reflection – but for centuries, believers have sung through their hopes and fears in the music of Compline. That’s the inspiration behind this exquisite concert from The Gesualdo Six: a timeless journey into the music of the night from Tallis to Tormis, sung by candlelight in the nocturnal atmosphere of St Martin-in-the-Fields’ ancient crypt. From the prayers of Hildegard of Bingen to the romantic dreamworld of Schubert and Rheinberger, these are sounds to illuminate the soul.

This concert lasts 55 minutes with no interval.

Tallis Te lucis ante terminum
Robert White Christe qui lux es et dies
Jonathan Seers Look down, O Lord
Joanna Marsh Fading
Veljo Tormis Marjal aega magada
Donna McKevitt Lumen (Nunc Dimittis)
Hildegard von Bingen O Ecclesia, oculi tui
Owain Park Phos hilaron
Alison Willis The Wind’s Warning
Luca Marenzio Potrò viver io più se senza luce
Gesualdo Asciugate i begli occhi
Gerda Blok-Wilson O Little Rose, O Dark Rose
Sarah Rimkus My heart is like a singing bird
Josef Rheinberger Abendlied

The Gesualdo Six
Owain Park director

Dates, Times & Book

Tue 07 Jan 7:30 PM £35/£25 Book
Tue 07 Jan 9:15 PM £35/£25 Book

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