The Gesualdo Six in Concert
The Gesualdo Six and Owain Park, Director, present "Fading," a concert of atmospheric music inspired by the ancient service of compline. Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Since the fourth century, the service of Compline has marked the end of the day, ushering in the darkness of the night. Much of the music here is inspired by this ancient service, evoking a contemplative atmosphere, including renaissance polyphony by Lobo, Sheppard and Palestrina that contains startling harmonic shifts and expressive word painting. Then there is a turning point; the light returns, birds sing, and flowers bloom once more, with contemporary reflections by Veljo Tormis, Joanna Marsh, and Sarah Rimkus.
The Gesualdo Six is an award-winning British vocal ensemble comprising some of the UK’s finest consort singers, directed by Owain Park. Praised for their imaginative programming and impeccable blend, the ensemble formed in 2014 for a performance of Italian Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories in Cambridge and has gone on to perform at numerous major festivals across the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
“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
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