St George's Hall Concert Room

chamber music

Gesualdo Six: Music for Advent and Christmas

Trad.
Veni, veni, Emmanuel (arr. Philip Lawson)
Plainchant
Rorate Caeli
Michael Praetorius
Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland
Jonathan Harvey
The Annunciation
Praetorius
Es Ist ein’ Ros’ Entsprungen
Owain Park
On the Infancy of our Saviour
Thomas Tallis
Videte Miraculum
Cheryl Frances-Hoad
The Promised Light of Life
William Byrd
Vigilate
Trad. 16th-century
Gaudete (arr. Brian Kay)
John Tavener
Audivi vocem de caelo
Arvo Pärt
Morning Star
Trad. 15th -century
There is No Rose
Trad. 15th -century
Coventry Carol
Plainchant
Laetentur caeli
Jacob Handl
Canite tuba
Andrea Gabrieli
Hodie Christus natus est
Praetorius
In dulci jubilo (arr. Bach)
Jonathan Rathbone
The Oxen
Guy James
countertenor
Tom Lilburn
countertenor
Gopal Kambo
tenor
Josh Cooter
tenor
Michael Craddock
baritone
Samuel Mitchell
bass
Owain Park
director

In the Renaissance, Advent was a time of wonder, reflection, and deep quiet. For the singers of Gesualdo Six, early music is a way of life, and this concert includes centuries-old carols (you’ll already know some of them). But it also reaches across the ages, from the eternal beauty of the Tudor church right up to the 21st century, with each piece carefully chosen to evoke a sense of mystery and joy: the true meaning of Christmas.

‘The Gesualdo Six have everything going for them – talent, youth, stamina, confidence and years of experience of singing the most difficult vocal polyphony in the repertoire.’
The Tablet

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