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The Gesualdo Six: The Wishing Tree

Thursday 15 August 2024

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

The perfect intimate summer programme: beautiful music from the roots of singing to the flowering of the choral tradition, interwoven with settings of traditional folksongs and madrigals on seasonal themes of nature, birds – and summer romance.

The Gesualdo Six present an evening of some of the finest vocal ensemble works in a varied sequence that is sure to inspire and delight audiences. Musical settings old and new, expressive and lyrical, show that human feelings have stayed the same through the ages, and the sequence is tied together by skilful re-imaginings of traditional folk songs on seasonal themes.

“The Gesualdo Six are outstanding, shifting impeccably from renaissance polyphony to twenty-first century music.” Seen and Heard International

“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


Byrd – This sweet and merry month of May
David Bednall – Put out into the deep
Joby Talbot – The Wishing Tree
arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams – Bushes and Briars
Alison Willis – The Wind’s Warning
William Cornysh – Ah Robyn, gentil Robyn
Robert Fayrfax – Alas, for lack of her presence
Alfonso Ferrabosco – So, so, leave off this last lamenting kiss
arr. Gordon Langford – The Oak and the Ash
Owain Park – Fantasia on English Children’s Songs
Orlando Gibbons – The Silver Swan
arr. James Whitbourn – The Lark in the clear air
Cristen Holmes – Summer Shower
Sarah Rimkus – My heart is like a singing bird
Eleanor Daley – grandmother moon


Gesualdo Six

Dates, Times & Book

Thu 15 Aug 7:30 PM £30/£25/£20/£16/£10 Book

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