The Gesualdo Six & Matilda Lloyd

Tuesday 15 October 2024

Owain Park – director and bass

Guy James – countertenor

Alasdair Austin – countertenor

Joseph Wicks – tenor

Josh Cooter – tenor

Michael Craddock – baritone

Matilda Lloyd – trumpet

THOMAS TALLISO nata lux
ROBERT WHITEChriste qui lux es et dies (II)
ALEC ROTHNight Prayer
ELEANOR DALEYgrandmother moon
HILDEGARD VON BINGENO gloriosissimi
GEOFFREY BURGONNunc dimittis
JUDITH BINGHAMEnter Ghost
RICHARD BARNARDAura
ROXANNA PANUFNIKO Hearken
DEBORAH PRITCHARDThe Light Thereof
JAMES MACMILLANO radiant dawn
THOMAS TALLISDum transisset Sabbatum
MADDALENA CASULANAGran miracol
OWAIN PARKSommernacht
JOSEF RHEINBERGERAbendlied
JAMES MACMILLANIn splendoribus sanctorum

Radiant Dawn

The Gesualdo Six is an award-winning British vocal ensemble comprising some of the UK’s finest consort singers, directed by Owain Park. Praised for their imaginative programming and impeccable blend, the group formed in 2014 for a performance of Gesualdo’s ‘Tenebrae Responsories’ in Cambridge and has gone on to perform at numerous major festivals around the world.

For this concert, the group join forces with trumpeter Matilda Lloyd who last performed for Skipton Music with the Solus Trumpet Ensemble in April 2022. Together they present a stunning programme entitled ‘Radiant Dawn’ that explores different shades of light through music. Works from the Golden Age of polyphony by Tallis and White are juxtaposed with modern compositions by Roxanna Panufnik, Alec Roth and Deborah Pritchard. Highlights include Sir James MacMillan’s In splendoribus sanctorum, a meditative and atmospheric setting from the composer’s ‘Strathclyde Motets’, alongside Richard Barnard’s Aura, co-commissioned by the artists.

To find out more see The Gesualdo Six & Matilda Lloyd

Photo credits: Ash Mills & Geoffroy Schied

With support from a generous legacy by Dr Philip da Costa