Churchill Music!UK Registered Charity No 1121866
Patron: Peter Donohoe CBE

Oawin Park, Director; Guy James, Countertenor; Alex Chance, Countertenor; Joseph Wicks, Tenor; Josh Cooter, Tenor; Michael Craddock, Baritone and Samuel Mitchell, Bass

The Gesualdo Six are a vocal consort specialising in the performance of renaissance polyphony, directed by Owain Park. Formed in March 2014 for a performance of Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday, the ensemble has since gone on to perform over 60 concerts around the UK, including two summer tours.

Whilst focusing on early music, the group's programme for Churchill Music! will juxtapose some of their fabourite renaissance and modern works, drawing musical parallels despite the centuries that lie between - 'bridging the divide'. Alongside these treasures they will perform well-loved folk song arrangements as well as a selection of light music; a programme of music to uplift the soul and certainly bring a smile on a chilly February evening.

In 2016, the group successfully curated their first Composition Competition, supported by St John’s Smith Square and the Music Sales group of companies. The judges (John Rutter, Stephen Layton, Kate Johnson and Owain Park) were amazed by the number of entries and the extremely high standard of work; in the end there were over 170 entries spanning six continents.

The group’s first recording will be an album of English renaissance polyphony, due for release in late 2017.

Gesualdo Six with Owain Park will include workshops wiith students from Churchill Academy and Sixth form Centre.

Event details
7.30pm - 9.30pm (approx.)
Saturday 24 February 2018
St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane, Churchill, Somerset BS25 5QW
There will be one interval.

Tickets
£12.00 Champions of Churchill Music!; £16.00 Non-Champions; Under 18's £4.00
Tickets available from: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/387039 Susannah Read 01934 844106 or 'pot luck' at the door

More information
See http://www.thegesualdosix.co.uk/

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