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Embark on a captivating vocal journey with The Gesualdo Six as they curate a collection of exquisite vocal consort pieces. Experience medieval works celebrating nature and love alongside Renaissance highlights by Byrd and Gibbons. Discover how contemporary composers breathe life into verses by Christina Rossetti and Kathleen Jamie. Immerse yourself in skilful re-imaginings of traditional British folk songs that beautifully tie the sequence together.
“The Gesualdo Six are outstanding, shifting impeccably from renaissance polyphony to twenty-first century music.” ~ Seen and Heard International
The ensemble integrates educational work into its activities, regularly holding workshops for young musicians and composers. The Gesualdo Six has curated two Composition Competitions, with the 2019 edition attracting entries from over three hundred composers around the world. The group have recently commissioned new works from Joanna Ward, Kerensa Briggs, Deborah Pritchard, Joanna Marsh, and Richard Barnard alongside coronasolfège for 6 by Héloïse Werner.
William 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
Richard Pygott Quid petis, O fili?
Anonymous Pulcherrima Rosa
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
The Gesualdo Six will be presented by RK Cultural Productions with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, Board of County Commissioners. This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes).