“Weavers of rich and plangent aural tapestries, The Gesualdo Six meld style and substance with beguiling sure-footedness.” – BBC Music Magazine
“These performances are superb: precision, warmth, power and delicacy united in an utterly beguiling whole, all the while maintaining perfect definition as each vocal tonality inhabits its own sphere.” – Limelight Magazine
“The whole program moved forward by alternating between homophonic and polyphonic textures; between relative simplicity and complexity; between relaxation and tension… The effect was as mesmerizing as the almost inexplicable contrast between the purity, clarity and beauty of the singing on the one hand and its affective ferocity on the other. The code-shifting between plain English and luxuriant Latin only intensified this effect.” – Limelight Magazine / February 2020
The Gesualdo Six meld renaissance polyphony with contemporary choral music to create an impeccable blend and intonation with every performance they give and every recording they make.
If you’ve ever had the chance to hear them live, you won’t soon forget the mesmerizing alchemy that arises in the room as they sing, which has been described as creating an effect “as though time had stopped”. When they performed and taught at CAMMAC in 2018, they because immediate favourites, and left a lasting impression with everyone who had the chance to hear their performance and interact with them.
The group was supposed to teach this past summer at CAMMAC, but were unable to travel to Canada due to the pandemic. If conditions permit, they’ll be back in 2021.
In the meantime, CAMMAC is proud to present an exclusive online concert recorded especially for CAMMAC’s audience, presenting some of the finest consort works from renaissance and modern-day composers, connected by themes of nature, blessing and thanksgiving. On the program, selections from William Byrd, Josquin des Prez, Thomas Tallis, Sarah Rimkus, Christen Holmes and Richard Rodney Bennett.
SEE THE GESUALDO SIX IN CONCERT ONLINE: SUNDAY OCTOBER 11 AT 7:30 P.M.
The premiere of the concert will be on Sunday October 11, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket holders will be able to view the concert on-demand for two weeks following the premiere.
This concert is part of CAMMAC’s Thanksgiving Weekend online program. For more information on the workshops and other activities:
Upcoming Workshop with The Gesualdo Six
We are also very happy to announce that The Gesualdo Six will be giving an online workshop for CAMMAC on November 1st. More details and registration information will be available very soon! Make sure that you’re subscribed to our newsletter to receive all the details:
To get a glimpse of what The Gesualdo Six will have in store for us on Sunday, you can watch their performance from Live from London this past summer, of William Byrd’s “Lullaby, my sweet little baby”.