An atmospheric journey through exquisite sacred and secular vocal-consort works by the group’s namesake, the 17th-century Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo.

The Gesualdo Six
Owain Park director

In te Domine speravi (3')
Peccantem me quotidie (4')
Tenebrae Responsories (i. Tristis est anima mea; ii. Tenebrae factae sunt; iii. O vos omnes) (12')
Illumina faciem (3')
Gesualdo (completed by Stravinsky):
Da pacem Domine (2')
The early madrigals, 1594-6 (i. Felice primavera; ii. Sento che nel partire; iii. Sospirava il mio core; iv. Donna, se m’ancidete) (12')
Later madrigals, 1611 (v. O tenebroso giorno; v. Asciugate i begli occhi; vi. Ancide sol la morte; vi. Moro lasso) (13')

The award-winning ensemble includes some of the UK’s finest consort singers, and here presents a programme of exquisite vocal works.

Taking inspiration from the darkness and shadows of Holy Week’s Tenebrae services, the first half of the programme explores a selection of his atmospheric sacred music. In the second half, the ensemble traces Gesualdo's compositional journey through his books of secular madrigals.

General booking opens Saturday 18 May at 10am.

Advance booking for members begins on Tuesday 30 April. Find out how becoming a member both supports our work and enables you to enjoy priority booking.

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