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The Gesualdo Six
Image credit: © Ash Mills

A Madrigal Wonderland
The Gesualdo Six
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Date
Mon 01 Apr 2024, 7.30pm
Tickets
£40 £36 £32 £26 £18
Duration

This concert is approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes in duration, including an interval

Availability

Ticket bookings are subject to a £4.00 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket

Artists

  • The Gesualdo Six
    • Owain Parkartistic director, bass
    • Guy Jamescountertenor
    • Alasdair Austincountertenor
    • Joseph Wickstenor
    • Josh Cootertenor
    • Michael Craddockbaritone

Programme

Interval

      • Nonsense Madrigals
        :
      • Two Dreams and Little Bat
      • Cuckoo in the Pear-Tree
      • The Alphabet
      • Nonsense Madrigals
        :
      • Flying Robert
      • The Lobster Quadrille
      • A Long, Sad Tale

Overview

The Gesualdo Six begins in the early stages of the development of the madrigal (a secular song which places equal importance on both poetry and music), with works from Renaissance Italy. Inspired by the success of this form, composers in England took on the madrigal and created their own responses, lead by master Thomas Weelkes. Tonight's programme also highlights modern settings in the madrigal style by György Ligeti, Judith Weir and Sarah Rimkus.

Booking Information

£5 tickets for Under 35s available. Login to book. View all U35 concerts and more information

£5 tickets for Under 35s supported by Media Partner Classic FM

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